Photo by Arjan Kremer.
With the recording and production of Within Temptations’s sixth studio album still underway, the band have made the decision to reschedule the first leg of their upcoming worldwide tour to allow more time to rehearse their live show and prepare for the album’s release.
The tour will now begin on February 26 in Helsinki, with some newly added Eastern European dates. The rescheduled shows, meanwhile, have been pushed back to April.
However, it’s not all bad news, as Within Temptation will be releasing a four-track EP entitled Paradise (What About Us?) on September 27, which will feature Tarja Turunen guesting on the title track.
On the postponing of the European tour, Robert Westerholt says:
“We understand that the rescheduled tour dates are a blow for the many fans who have bought tickets early and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We hope they feel a little compensated by the release of our new, special priced 4-song EP, which gives them full insight into the kind of album we are working on. To make up for the rescheduled dates, we’re now pressured to work even harder to deliver our best and most impressive live production ever on the upcoming tour, however the completion of a great new album is a prerequisite for that! And therefore the only option was to reschedule the dates for Western Europe.”
Tickets that have been purchased already will remain valid for the rescheduled dates, with Delain set to support.
The rescheduled dates are as follows:
06 April: Tonhalle, München, DE
07 April: Sporthalle, Hamburg, DE
08 April: Palladium, Köln, DE
09 April: Arena, Ludwigsburg, DE
11 April: Apollo, Manchester, UK
12 April: Wembley, London, UK
14 April: Academy, Newcastle, UK
15 April: Academy, Glasgow, UK
16 April: Academy, Birmingham, UK
18 April: Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, DE
19 April: Thüringenhalle, Erfurt, DE
20 April: Columbiahalle, Berlin, DE
22 April: Bikini, Toulouse, FR
24 April: Radiant, Lyon, FR
25 April: Zenith, Paris, FR
27 April: Zenith, Nantes, FR
28 April: L’Aéronef, Lille, FR
29 April: Lotto Arena, Antwerp, BE
02 May: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, NL