Goth rock band HIM, which stands for His Infernal Majesty, have announced a UK tour in December 2017. For fans of the band, and love metal, this will be the last time (in theory) that they will ever play together in the UK. HIM have officially announced that they are calling it a day and these UK dates form a section of their worldwide Farewell Tour.
Formed in 1991 in Helsinki, HIM are one of the most commercially successful Finnish bands of all time. Ville Valo, he is joined by guitarist Mikko Lindström, bassist Mikko Paananen and Jukka Kröger on drums.
They have had a long career. 26 years specifically which I must admit surprised me. They haven’t actually been active for a little while and I guess that inactivity has led them to decide to put an end to love metal. The band released the following statement –
“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.”
The UK dates are –
Thursday 14th of December – Glasgow – Barrowland
Friday 15th of December – Nottingham – Rocky City
Saturday 16th of December – Manchester – The Academy
Sunday 17th of December – London – Camden Roundhouse
Tickets to see HIM for the last time in the UK will be on general sale at 9am on Wednesday the 8th March.