HIM Confirm Headline UK Tour

HIM have confirmed details of a UK tour this December.

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HIM have confirmed details of a UK tour this December.

The purveyors of dark rock have announced the dates in the wake of their prestigious support slot with Metallica at the newly revamped Wembley Stadium.

The brief stint kicks off at the Portsmouth Guildhall on December 7 and winds up at the London Astoria five days later.

The band will be touring material from their new album 'Venus Doom' which hits the shelves through Warners on September 17. The record was recorded with Tim Palmer and Hilli Hiilesmaa in Helsinki and has been labelled by the band as their hardest record yet.

Tickets for the shows cost 21 for London and 19 for all regional shows. They play the following dates:

12/07 - Portsmouth Guildhall 12/08 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall 12/09 - Manchester Apollo 12/10 - Glasgow Barrowlands 12/12 - London Astoria

Thanks for the info to Gigwise.com.

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    X\Chazza/X
    [quote=Dean-Junkie] I still hope they could go back to their greatest love songs style...[/quote] Yeah Greatest Lovesongs is great and is dark like they should be. That and Razorblade Romance are great and how they should be. Love Metal rocks too and i havent really heard Deep Shadows. Dark Light isn't that great though . But Passion's Killing Floor is a reeally good tune and has a great heavy bit in the middle which is well good. Hope the new albums great
    Fly-swatter
    they werent complete bollocks...buried alive by love was good...am i the only one who thought that the sound for mastodon was apalling? screwed their set up
    skindred
    how?! wrote: yes they sucked at wembley, that was undeniable. but the crowd reaction was just cruel and started before they'd played a note. Pure musical hate just because a band is different to what some punters listen too.
    the crowd reaction was with good reason, prob 65% of the people there were tallica fans, 30% were mastodon n machinehead fans and 5% were actual HIM fans, though i only saw 2 people in the standing area with HIM tops on, the fact is HIM should have expected they were gonna get shit from the crowd, you cant mix HIM with those type of bands, bad choice for whoever came up with the tour
    Renfordoggz
    Miasma909 wrote: I'm not going to mindlessly bash them but they ARE terrible live, or rather the singer is crap live. I feel sorry for the other band members cos they weren't too bad but the frontman couldn't sing to save his life. At Wembley, a guy I went with was actually a HIM fan and went purely to see them agreed that they were complete and total bollocks live.
    i completely agree with you even i had a friend who liked HIM who thought they were crap live
    chrisbeevor
    cheese_weasel wrote: least these guys do solos lol So do MCR
    If you can call them that...
    travisholland
    You can put on their albums and listen straight through all of them. They are all great. Thats hard to find in rock these days. However, terrible live.
    Brainwash
    I'm not going to mindlessly bash them but they ARE terrible live, or rather the singer is crap live. I feel sorry for the other band members cos they weren't too bad but the frontman couldn't sing to save his life. At Wembley, a guy I went with was actually a HIM fan and went purely to see them agreed that they were complete and total bollocks live.
    I think they are hit and miss. I think its whether or not they are headlining or not. I have seen HIM tree times, once when they headlined their own tour, and twice and festivals. At the festivals, they were terrible. They had as much stage presence as a rock, they didnt even seem like they were trying, and ville's voice espically sucked. At the headlining showm, though, they all seemed to be having a good time, ville got drunk and forgot lyrics to songs and simply laughed at himself, and his voice was amazing.
    tucan
    yeah there 'prestigious support slot' was a chance for everyone to flex there throwing arm swearing vocabulary and a chance to get some food ie they were shit and got booed constantaly
    deathbat89
    Wish I could go, but I go on holiday same day they are in Wolves. Ah well, seen them a few times before.
    paddypadman
    I saw them in Dublin in April 06 and they were really good, my friend (who was with me for the Dublin gig)who was at Wembley even said they were shite there.. Maybe it was the large crowd..
    how?!
    yes they sucked at wembley, that was undeniable. but the crowd reaction was just cruel and started before they'd played a note. Pure musical hate just because a band is different to what some punters listen too.
    DR_SH
    Can't help but feel there should be a few more dates on the tour. then again didn't they co headline the give it a name tour in late May/ early June?
    Dean-Junkie
    The album is really gonna kick ass,i heard a bit of kiss of dawn and is really much more dark and of course better than dark light. I still hope they could go back to their greatest love songs style...
    kevinmawae25
    im so pumped for this new album.. i gotta find a way to haul my ass down to philly for project revo
    pucci6d6
    ha if they suck live, at least i know when to go buy my merchandise during projekt revo.
    Vox85
    "prestigious support"?! Hahaaa the entire stadium (bar about 3 HIM-tshirt clad individuals) booed them off the stage at metallica hahaa, everyone swaying their arms middle fingers raise throughout most of their set! It was just cruel whoever booked them to play, they never stood a chance
    Miasma909
    I'm not going to mindlessly bash them but they ARE terrible live, or rather the singer is crap live. I feel sorry for the other band members cos they weren't too bad but the frontman couldn't sing to save his life. At Wembley, a guy I went with was actually a HIM fan and went purely to see them agreed that they were complete and total bollocks live.
    Cresspo
    The purveyors of dark rock have announced the dates in the wake of their prestigious support slot with Metallica at the newly revamped Wembley Stadium.
    As I recall, I heard a lot of people say they got booed of the stage, that ain't so prestigious..
    skindred
    they got booed off stage last sunday at wembley at metallica, i feel proud to have been a part of that =] but then id rather listen to these guys than my chem romance n other mainstream emo bands, least these guys do solos lol
    cheese_weasel
    My 12 year old sister is over the moon that they are playing Portsmouth. Yay, I get to take a 12 year old to see HIM. Wont that be fun....
    libbyanos
    To all those who are jumping on the band wagon declaring Him a crap band live i saw them last year and they were amazing live, however if you read anything about the band you would know that Ville after slating his own performance in London checked himself into rehab to sober up the man was a wreck and it takes alot of courage to admit you need help, if you dont like the band fine but i cant wait to see them in Dec where im sure they will be better than last year.