HIM To Retire After 25 Years, Final Tours Announced (UK In December 2017)

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HIM Band Photo take by Paul Harries

Well this caught us all a bit by shock last night. Announced on Dan Carter’s BBC Radio One Rock show, Finnish goth metallers and masters of all things Love Metal, HIM have announced they’re calling it quits after 25 years together.

With several members of Team Rock Sins firm fans of the band, expect a bit more on this from us in the coming days, but for now, here’s what frontman Ville Valo has had to say about calling it a day:

“After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you.”

A final UK tour has been confirmed for the end of 2017, along with final shows in various other countries. Details can be found below:

HIM December 2017 Farewell UK Tour

14th – Glasgow – Barrowland
15th – Nottingham – Rock City
16th – Manchester – Academy
17th – London – Roundhouse

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (8th March) at 9am.

HIM 2017 Farewell Tour Dates (Other Countries):

JUNE
WED 14 SPAIN BARCELONA RAZZMATAZZ
THU 15 SPAIN MADRID LA RIVIERA
FRI 16 SPAIN SANTANDER SALA ESCENRIO
SAT 17 PORTUGAL PORTO HARD CLUB

JULY
SAT 01 FINLAND HELSINKI TUSKA FESTIVAL
THU 13 FINLAND TUURI MILJOONAROCK

NOVEMBER
FRI 24 RUSSIA ST PETERSBURG DK LENSOVETA
SUN 26 RUSSIA MOSCOW CLUB STADIUM LIVE
TUE 28 POLAND WARSAW STODOLA
WED 29 GERMANY HAMBURG DOCKS

DECEMBER
FRI 01 GERMANY BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE
SAT 02 CZECH REP. PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN
MON 04 GERMANY LEIPZIG HAUS AUENSEE
TUE 05 GERMANY MUNCHEN TONHALLE
WED 06 SWITZ. ZURICH X-TRA
THU 07 ITALY MILAN ALCATRAZ
FRI 08 GERMANY KOLN PALLADIUM
SAT 09 LUX. ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE ROCKHAL
MON 11 HOLLAND AMSTERDAM PARADISO
TUE 12 HOLLAND TILBURG 013

Dates for the US and their homeland of Finland are still to be confirmed. More news on this as and when we have it!

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