VILLE VALO MARKS THE END OF NEON NOIR WITH WORLD TOUR

VILLE VALO MARKS THE END OF NEON NOIR WITH WORLD TOUR

12th September 2023 0 By John Deaux

And so ends a new beginning. Nine short months have passed since Neon Noir cast its goth-inflected enchantments on the world. As a record it was more than twelve wrought-iron statements of intent. It marked a triumphant return of VILLE VALO to the live stage, and the ensuing seasons have seen His Infernal Majesty summoning a long dormant worldwide flock with a bold new testament to his rare ability to craft timeless melodies that speak powerfully to matters of the heart.

But while VV’s glorious second act has already seen its share of brilliant highlights, it now emerges that some of its brightest moments are yet to come. More importantly, it has been announced that they will not shine forever.

Hot on the heels of a rapturously-received Neon Noir tour and a current US run with Black Veil Brides comes a new slew of dates which will include the return of the legendary, Valo-curated New Year’s bash Helldone Festival on 31st December. It will also see VV making a historic, headlining appearance at one of the most prestigious and revered music venues in the world: London’s Royal Albert Hall on 10 May 2024.

As the artist formerly known as HIM now reveals, these are more than mere upcoming appearances. Not only will they mark the end of Neon Noir’s touring cycle. They will also herald the end of Ville Valo’s latest reincarnation. He says:

“The idea behind VV and Neon Noir was to symbolically finish what HIM started, and after the bangs and whimpers at the Royal Albert Hall it’s time to reshuffle the pieces of the puzzle once again and give Herbert West a shout.” As for what might come next, well – that’s a mystery, for now. “I had no expectations whatsoever when releasing music under the banner of VV, so I’ve been quite shocked to see people still find my kind of racket enjoyable, warts and all. Touring has been way less painful than I dared to hope, and as we say in Finland, it fits my arse like a glove. A mourning glove from a bygone era.”

VV / NEON NOIR TOUR 2023/2024
with special guest Eivør and support from Zetra
31.12.2023 Helldone Festival, Helsinki (Tavastia Club)
13.03.2024 Auckland, New Zealand (The Powerstation)
15.03.2024 Melbourne, Australia (Northcote Theatre)
16.03.2024 Sydney, Australia (Metro)
17.03.2024 Brisbane, Australia (Tivoli)
04.04.2024 Athens, Greece (Fuzz Club)
05.04.2024 Thessaloniki, Greece (Principal Club Theater)
06.04.2024 Sofia, Bulgaria (Joy Station)
08.04.2024 Bucharest, Romania (Sala Palatului)
09.04.2024 Belgrade, Serbia (Dom Omladine)
11.04.2024 Ljubljana, Slovenia (Cvetlicarna)
12.04.2024 Bratislava, Slovakia (MMC)
13.04.2024 Katowice, Poland (MCK)
15.04.2024 Vilnius, Lithuania (Compensa)
16.04.2024 Riga, Latvia (Palladium)
17.04.2024 Tallinn, Estonia (Helitehas)
19.04.2024 Oulu, Finland (Tullisali)
20.04.2024 Seinäjoki, Finland (Rytmikorjaamo)
21.04.2024 Jyväskylä, Finland (Lutakko)
23.04.2024 Tampere, Finland (Pakkahuone)
24.04.2024 Turku, Finland (Logomo)
25.04.2024 Turku-Stockholm, Finland (M/S Viking Grace)
26.04.2024 Gothenburg, Sweden (Pustervik)
28.04.2024 Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
29.04.2024 Stockholm, Sweden (Berns)
30.04.2024 Copenhagen, Denmark (Amager Bio)
02.05.2024 Bremen, Germany (Aladin)
03.05.2024 Leipzig, Germany (Haus Auensee)
04.05.2024 Wiesbaden, Germany (Schlachthof)
05.05.2024 Brussels, Belgium (A.B.)
07.05.2024 Tilburg, The Netherlands (013)
10.05.2024 London, UK (Royal Albert Hall)
Tickets for the VV/Neon Noir tour go on general sale on Friday 15th September at 10am (BST) and can be purchased here: https://bnds.us/1gvnb7.

In addition, VV announces a headline run in South America and Mexico, taking in the following dates:
26.10.2023 Bogota, Columbia (Auditorio Mayor)
28.10.2023 Lima, Peru (Centro de Convenciones Teatro Leguia)
30.10.2023 Santiago – Región Metropolitana, CL (Blondie)
01.11.2023 Sao Paolo, Brazil (Carioca Club)
04.11.2023 Toluca, Mexico (Hell & Heaven Festival)
06.11.2023 Monterrey, Mexico (Showcenter Complex) 
08.11.2023 Guadalajara, Mexico (Teatro Diana)
Tickets available from here: https://bnds.us/1gvnb7

US fans can also catch VV on tour with Black Veil Brides at the following shows:
Sept 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Sept 14 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Sept 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Sept 16 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theater
Sept 17 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
Sept 19 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Sept 20 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sept 22 – Wallingford, CT – Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theater
Sept 23 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center
Sept 24 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Sept 25 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Sept 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Sept 28 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Sept 29 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
Sept 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Oct 01 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
Oct 03 – Austin, TX – ACL Live
Oct 05 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
Oct 06 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
Oct 07 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
Oct 09 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Oct 11 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
Oct 12 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
Oct 14 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Oct 15 – Spokane, WA – The Podium
Oct 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Oct 18 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
Oct 19 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live
Oct 20 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Oct 21 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre 
Oct 22 – San Diego, CA – SOMA 
Tickets for all shows are available at: https://bnds.us/1gvnb7.

Neon Noir is out now via Spinefarm Records.
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