“VV” is Ville Valo, the enigmatic singer of the band formerly known as HIM. Now he’s back in the New York groove with a new band and new music and being joined by Kaelan Mikla. For two enthralling nights Finland will bring the melancholy and you’re going to want to be there.
The Press Release:
Today, VV (also known as Ville Valo) announced his 2023 headline tour of Europe, the UK and North America. The North American leg of the tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on April 1st, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of Living Arts, making stops across the U.S. in Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and more before wrapping up in New York, NY on May 8th, 2023 at Irving Plaza.
A number of Ville Juurikkala’s HIM photographs are on display at the MHG in celebration of the bands final tour. The show will run until 11/27/2017.
In two days, the Finnish music sensation known as HIM will take to the stage of the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for the very last time. This show marks the end of their North American tour and then its back to Europe and eventually Finland where they will close the book on the band with a final show on New Year’s Eve. In honor of the historic tour, photographer Ville Juurikkala has come to New York City and is showcasing a number of band photographs that he has taken over the years at the awesome Morrison Hotel Gallery. I’ve noted before that Juurikkala has pointed the lens at other great Finnish artists like Michael Monroe, The 69 Eyes, Amorphis and even Nightwish. This show is all about His Infernal Majesty however (and no, they don’t call themselves that anymore in case you wondered). I hit the gallery a little early to get a few minutes with Ville so I could share the scoop with those of you who would never be able to be there for yourself. Here’s Ville in front of two works that I liked a lot.