HIM’s VILLE VALO Releases ‘Echolocate Your Love’ Solo Single, Album “Neon Noir” to Arrive in 2023

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HIM mastermind Ville Valo (VV) has released “Echolocate Your Love”, the second single from his upcoming debut solo album, “Neon Noir”. The LP will arrive in early 2023. The elegiac goth optimism of “Echolocate Your Love” gives a fuller picture of the wrought elegance to come.

“It’s a sonic step-by-step guide on how to survive, and perhaps even enjoy, the realm of VV with its abundance of things that go bump in the night,” says Valo. “It’s a teary mascara marathon between Robert Smith and Ozzy, with a dash of hope.”

“Echolocate Your Love” comes five months after the release of “Loveletting”, which marked Ville‘s first new music in over two years, following the arrival of the three-track “Gothica Fennica Vol. 1” EP, also released under the VV banner, in March 2020.

Like “Echolocate Your Love” and “Loveletting”, “Gothica Fennica Vol. 1” bore a strong musical resemblance to HIM and featured the tracks “Salute The Sanguine”, “Run Away From The Sun” and “Saturnine Saturnalia”.

HIM completed a farewell tour in 2017, closing the final chapter on the band’s 26-year career. At the time, Ville explained to Kerrang! magazine why the band decided to call it a day. “We were tired of the same shit,” he said. “When you’ve done it for a long time, at some point it doesn’t taste good anymore. We started working on some stuff, it didn’t sound good enough, and we didn’t get the teenage buzz you’re supposed get.”

Formed in 1991 by Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM offered the world a new take on the metal genre, which became known as “love metal” (also the title of their fourth album).

In the meantime, Ville Valo‘s headline tour, taking place next year across Europe, the UK and North America – has already sold-out across a number of cities. Get your tickets HERE to avoid disappointment.

NORTH AMERICAN 2023 TOUR DATES:

3/31—Philadelphia, PA—Theater of Living Arts
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 
4/8—Cincinnati, OH—Bogarts 
4/9—Chicago, IL—House of Blues*
4/10—Chicago, IL—House of Blues
4/11—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theater 
4/13—Denver, CO—Summit 
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*
4/19—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 
5/01—Ft Lauderdale, FL—Revolution 
5/03—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre 
5/04—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl 
5/05—Charlotte, NC—Underground 
5/07—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore 
5/08—New York, NY—Irving Plaza

*SOLD OUT

 
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