On September 27, Within Temptation will release the 'Paradise (What About Us?)' EP and promotional video, featuring a unique collaboration with classically trained Finnish rock diva, Tarja Turunen guesting on the title track.
Sharon: "When we had written the first version of 'Paradise' and listened back to the demo we'd recorded and the epic power of the song, we thought of Tarja instantly. How well this track would fit her classical voice and how extra special it would be if we sang it together. The more we thought about this wild idea, the more excited we got about it!"
Read more about the collaboration, here or pre-order the EP, including three demo versions of new songs now.
Consequently, the recording and production of the sixth studio album is still underway. With a release date set for end of January 2014, it is therefore necessary to reschedule the previously announced first leg of the band's worldwide tour to allow time to rehearse the live show and prepare for the album's release.
The band's world tour will now begin on February 26, 2014 in Helsinki, with some newly added Eastern European dates, announced today, which will go on sale on Friday September 20, 2013. The rescheduled shows will kick off on April 6 in Munich and run through to May 2 in Amsterdam. The band intends to add further overseas dates during the remainder of 2014.
Robert: "We understand that the rescheduled tour dates are a blow for the many fans who have bought tickets early and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We hope they feel a little compensated by the release of our new, special priced 4-song EP, which gives them full insight into the kind of album we are working on. To make up for the rescheduled dates, we're now pressured to work even harder to deliver our best and most impressive live production ever on the upcoming tour, however the completion of a great new album is a prerequisite for that! And therefore the only option was to reschedule the dates for Western Europe."
Tickets that have been purchased already will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. Find the complete list with tour dates, including the new dates in Eastern Europe, here.
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