Ville Valo announces solo album Neon Noir, plus Europe, UK and U.S. tour dates

Under the banner VV, HIM’s Ville Valo will be releasing debut album Neon Noir in 2023, and then hitting the road for a headline tour…

Ville Valo announces solo album Neon Noir, plus Europe, UK and U.S. tour dates
Emily Carter
Joonas Brandt

After teasing that a new single would be arriving this Friday, HIM’s Ville Valo has announced a new solo album and headline tour under the banner VV.

As well as dropping Loveletting tomorrow (April 8), the Love Metal icon will be releasing VV's debut album Neon Noir in full early next year, as well as hitting the road in Europe, the UK and America.

Teasing what's to come from Loveletting, Ville shares: "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."

Explaining the difference between VV and HIM, meanwhile, the singer continues, "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?"

Catch the Neon Noir tour at the following:

January 2023

13 Tavastia, Helsinki (FI)

February 2023

14 Proxima, Warsaw (PL)
15 Kwadrat, Krakow (PL)
16 Lucerna Music Bar, Prague (CZ)
17 Huxley’s, Berlin (DE)
18 Fabrik, Hamburg (DE)
20 Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
21 Batschkapp, Frankfurt (DE)
22 Komplex, Zurich (CH)
24 Razzmatazz, Barcelona (ES)
25 La Riviera, Madrid (ES)
26 Cineteatro Capitolio, Lisbon (PT)
27 Hard Club, Porto (PT)

March 2023

2 Alcatraz, Milan (IT)
3 Backstage Werk, Munich (DE)
4 Barba Negra, Budapest (HU)
5 Arena, Vienna (AT)
7 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette (LU)
8 LMH, Cologne (DE)
9 Le Trabendo, Paris (FR)
10 O2 Academy, Bristol (GB)
11 Rock City, Nottingham (GB)
13 Garage, Glasgow (GB)
14 O2 Ritz, Manchester (GB)
15 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (GB)

April 2023

1 Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia PA (USA)
2 Big Night Live, Boston MA (USA)
4 Roxian Theater, Pittsburgh PA (USA)
5 House of Blues, Cleveland OH (USA)
6 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI (USA)
8 Bogarts, Cincinnati OH (USA)
9 House of Blues, Chicago IL (USA)
11 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis MN (USA)
13 Summit Music Hall, Denver CO (USA)
14 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT (USA)
16 Ace of Spades, Sacramento CA (USA)
17 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA (USA)
18 Belasco, Los Angeles CA (USA)
21 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV (USA)
22 House of Blues, San Diego CA (USA)
23 Van Buren, Phoenix AZ (USA)
25 House of Blues, Dallas TX (USA)
26 Aztec Theater, San Antonio TX (USA)
27 House of Blues, Houston TX (USA)
28 House of Blues, New Orleans LA (USA)
30 House of Blues, Orlando FL (USA)


1 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale FL (USA)
3 Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA (USA)
4 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN (USA)
5 Underground, Charlotte NC (USA)
7 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD (USA)
8 Irving Plaza, New York NY (USA)

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