- Tracy Heck
Ville Valo releases new single, playing Saint Andrews Hall next year
Last week, Finnish love metal pioneer Ville Valo (VV) released his new single "Loveletting," which will be featured on his forthcoming debut album Neon Noir.
The album is expected to be released in early 2023 and the former HIM vocalist will also be heading out on a 2023 headlining tour set for Europe, UK and North America.
The tour will be making a stop in Detroit at Saint Andrews Hall on Thursday, April 6th at 7 pm.
Tickets for all dates went on sale this morning. The Saint Andrews Hall date is general admission and $45.
Neon Noir is VV's debut solo album and belongs to the same forlorn world of woe and whimsy once conceived and governed by Valo in HIM, but features the additional notes of a fine aged Cabernet.
Valo explains, "Artistically speaking, the main difference between HIM and VV is the extra line in the Heartagram, but what an exquisite line it is! It's the Mamas and the Papas dressed up as Metallica on their way to a Halloween bash at the Studio 54, and now who wouldn't want to witness that?"
"Loveletting" is Valo's first solo work since the release of a 3-song EP in 2020 titled Gothica Fennica Vol. 1.
The track gives listeners a preview to Valo's path post-HIM and a glimpse into what he was up to during the pandemic.
"As fun as the funeral rites for HIM were, it took me more than a few moons to lick my wounds in the shadow of the Heartagram and come up with an excuse to strum and hum again. Eventually, I decided to put a leash on my beloved black dog and we started howling together instead of barking at each other. That's how 'Loveletting' was born," Valo shared.
Valo himself recorded and played all of the instruments on the new album.
VV NORTH AMERICAN 2023 TOUR DATES:
4/1—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts
4/2—Boston, MA—Big Night Live
4/4—Pittsburgh, PA—Roxian Theatre
4/5—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues
4/6—Detroit, MI—St Andrews Hall
4/9—Chicago, IL—House of Blues
4/11—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theater
4/14—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot
4/16—Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades
4/17—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
4/18—Los Angeles, CA—The Belasco
4/21—Las Vegas, NV—House of Blues
4/22—San Diego, CA—House of Blues
4/23—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
4/25—Dallas, TX—House of Blues
4/26—San Antonio, TX—Aztec Theater
4/27—Houston, TX—House of Blues
4/28—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues
4/30—Orlando, FL—House of Blues
5/1—Ft Lauderdale, FL—Revolution
5/3—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
5/4—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl
5/7—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore
5/8—New York, NY—Irving Plaza