Ville Valo to bring Neon Noir cycle to an end with massive world tour

HIM’s legendary Ville Valo is saying goodbye to VV with a huge 2024 tour, which finishes up at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall in May.

Ville Valo to bring Neon Noir cycle to an end with massive world tour
Emily Carter
Andy Ford

Ville Valo has announced that he’ll soon be moving on from his VV solo project, and the Neon Noir album cycle.

Having launched VV to great acclaim in 2022, and shared his 4/5-rated album back in January, Ville has now revealed that an upcoming world tour – which runs up to next May – will conclude this particular chapter of his musical life.

“The idea behind VV and Neon Noir was to symbolically finish what HIM started, and after the bangs and whimpers at the Royal Albert Hall it’s time to reshuffle the pieces of the puzzle once again and give Herbert West a shout,” he explains.

Ville adds that: “I had no expectations whatsoever when releasing music under the banner of VV, so I’ve been quite shocked to see people still find my kind of racket enjoyable, warts and all. Touring has been way less painful than I dared to hope, and as we say in Finland, it fits my arse like a glove. A mourning glove from a bygone era.”

Ville’s final VV tour will conclude with a stop at London’s beautiful Royal Albert Hall on May 10, 2024 – get your tickets now. Before that, he’s also bringing back his curated Helldone Festival this coming New Year’s Eve in his native Finland.

Catch VV – for the last time – at the following newly-announced dates:

December 2023

31 Helsinki Helldone Festival

March 2024

13 Auckland The Powerstation
15 Melbourne Northcote Theatre
16 Sydney Metro
17 Brisbane Tivoli

April 2024

4 Athens Fuzz Club
5 Thessaloniki Principal Club Theater
6 Sofia Joy Station
8 Bucharest Sala Palatului
9 Belgrade Dom Omladine
11 Ljubljana Cvetlicarna
12 Bratislava MMC
13 Katowice MCK
15 Vilnius Compensa
16 Riga Palladium
17 Tallinn Helitehas
19 Oulu Tullisali
20 Seinäjoki Rytmikorjaamo
21 Jyväskylä Lutakko
23 Tampere Pakkahuone
24 Turku Logomo
25 Turku-Stockholm M/S Viking Grace
26 Gothenburg Pustervik
28 Oslo Rockefeller
29 Stockholm Berns
30 Copenhagen Amager Bio

May 2024

2 Bremen Aladin
3 Leipzig Haus Auensee
4 Wiesbaden Schlachthof
5 Brussels A.B.
7 Tilburg 013
10 London Royal Albert Hall

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