VV (Ville Valo) Announces 2023 Headlining Tour

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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.

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The news comes following the announcement of the release of his new single, “Loveletting,” which comes out April 8th under the VV banner. “Loveletting” is taken from VV’s forthcoming debut album, Neon Noir, which is scheduled for release early 2023.

TICKETS: Tickets to shows across Europe will go on sale Monday, April 11th at 10am CET. Tickets for the North American leg will go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10am local at livenation.com.


01.13.2023 – Tavastia – Helsinki (FI)
02.14.2023 – Proxima – Warsaw (PL)
02.15.2023 – Kwadrat – Krakow (PL)
02.16.2023 – Lucerna Music Bar – Prague (CZ)
02.17.2023 – Huxley’s – Berlin (DE)
02.18.2023 – Fabrik – Hamburg (DE)
02.02.2023 – Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
02.21.2023 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt (DE)
02.22.2023 – Komplex – Zurich (CH)
02.24.2023 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona (ES)
02.25.2023 – La Riviera – Madrid (ES)
02.26.2023 – Cineteatro Capitolio – Lisbon (PT)
02.27.2023 – Hard Club – Porto (PT)
03.02.2023 – Alcatraz – Milan (IT)
03.03.2023 – Backstage Werk – Munich (DE)
03.04.2023 – Barba Negra – Budapest (HU)
03.05.2023 – Arena – Vienna (AT)
03.07.2023 – Rockhal – Esch-sur-Alzette (LU)
03.08.2023 – LMH – Cologne (DE)
03.09.2023 – Le Trabendo – Paris (FR)

03.10.2023 – O2 Academy – Bristol (GB)
03.11.2023 – Rock City – Nottingham (GB)
03.13.2023 – Garage – Glasgow (GB)
03.14.2023 – O2 Ritz – Manchester (GB)
03.15.2023 – O2 Forum – Kentish Town, London (GB)

04.01.2023 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia PA (USA)
04.02.2023 – Big Night Live – Boston MA (USA)
04.04.2023 – Roxian Theater – Pittsburgh PA (USA)
04.05.2023 – House of Blues – Cleveland OH (USA)
04.06.2023 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit MI (USA)
04.08.2023 – Bogarts – Cincinnati OH (USA)
04.09.2023 – House of Blues – Chicago IL (USA)
04.11.2023 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis MN (USA)
04.13.2023 – Summit – Denver CO (USA)
04.14.2023 – The Depot – Salt Lake City UT (USA)
04.16.2023 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento CA (USA)
04.17.2023 – The Fillmore – San Francisco CA (USA)
04.18.2023 – The Belasco – Los Angeles CA (USA)
04.21.2023 – House of Blues – Las Vegas NV (USA)
04.22.2023 – House of Blues – San Diego CA (USA)
04.23.2023 – The Van Buren – Phoenix AZ (USA)
04.25.2023 – House of Blues – Dallas TX (USA)
04.26.2023 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio TX (USA)
04.27.2023 – House of Blues – Houston TX (USA)
04.28.2023 – House of Blues – New Orleans LA (USA)
04.30.2023 – House of Blues – Orlando FL (USA)
05.01.2023 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale FL (USA)
05.03.2023 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta GA (USA)
05.04.2023 – Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville TN (USA)
05.05.2023 – Underground – Charlotte NC (USA)
05.07.2023 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring MD (USA)
05.08.2023 – Irving Plaza – New York NY (USA)

About VV:
In the annals of 21st century alternative rock history there are few artists who cast a longer or more peculiar shadow than Finnish Love Metal pioneer Ville Valo. After all, his band HIM were easily among the most iconic and idiosyncratic groups of the millennium. Zealously revered, gleefully reviled but impossible to ignore, their music left an indelible mark on a worldwide legion of fans. The scarlet letters stood for His Infernal Majesty. Their founder stood for something delightedly out of step with the status quo. “We only hoped to temporarily redirect hard rock’s blood flow from the nether regions towards the heart”, reminisces Ville Valo, the singer, songwriter and primus motor of HIM. Judging by the monolithic presence of the Heartagram in any account of music this side of the millennium it’s apparent that he succeeded.
Inspired by everyone from Poe to Bukowski and tinged by a penchant for perfumed Sabbathian gloom, Valo’s creative lovechild would produce eight era-defining studio releases and over ten million record sales, not forgetting a Grammy nomination, countless magazine covers, critical acclaim, and the veneration of a generation. Thus, it came as no surprise that the news of a farewell tour in 2017 was greeted with shock and disbelief among devotees and endless speculation as to what or who was to take up the velvet mantle…

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s without question that this is exciting news for sure. I’ve been a fan of Ville for many years and discovered the music of HIM back in 2003 before I even had the PiercingMetal website. At the time I had already been listening to the likes of Nightwish and Sonata Arctica for my Power Metal and Symphonic Metal fix but there was just something about the brooding, melancholy melodies of HIM that did the trick for me. My fast favorite album from their catalog remains “Razorblade Romance” but of course like most fans of HIM music I have a LOT of songs that I like from the other albums as well. I’ve caught them in concert on every return to New York City and sometimes I made repeat visits to the shows if they were hitting us for a pair of nights. It’s great to find one of my very favorite Finnish musicians returning to activity with new music and a brand-new tour. I am sure that he will feature a lot of fan favorites so let’s all stay tuned for more. At the time of this writing there is no report of who else will be touring with him as the band but maybe we will be fortunate and find a couple of guests from HIM along with him. This is a long way away but that’s fine by me. What do you readers think about this news? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around. Kippis!!!

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