In 2016 renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen announced the formation of a brand new progressive metal band under the name of VUUR. With their debut album well under way, the band are extremely pleased to announced they will be main support to Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA on The Ultimate Principle tour this coming November in Europe.
Anneke had this to say: "Right after the release of our debut album this fall, VUUR will hit the road on our first European tour as direct support for the mighty EPICA. Also part of this amazing line-up is Tunisian Progressive Metal band MYRATH. We are recording the album as we speak and we really can't wait to play these songs live! We are looking forward to this tour and seeing you. Get ready for an amazing night and purchase your tickets here: http://www.epica.nl/tour".
The list of dates is as follows:
November 9th- Klub Studio, Krakow - Poland
November 12th- Kesselhaus, Berlin - Germany
November 13th- Markthalle, Hamburg - Germany
November 14th- Essigfabrik, Cologne - Germany
November 15th- La BAM, Metz - France
November 17th- Stereolux, Nantes - France
November 18th- Krakatoa, Bordeaux - France
November 25th- Le Moulin, Marseille - France
November 26th- Le Transbordeur, Lyon - France
November 29th- Bakcstage Werk, Munich - Germany
December 3rd- L'Aeronef, Lille - France
The band recently offered a glimpse into the recording process of their debut album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, the Netherlands. You can watch a behind the scenes video here: https://youtu.be/BUFJHiabs9o
In the video Anneke reveals that the lyrical content of the album is inspired by the many cities she has visited while being on the road.
Anneke comments: "For a long time I've wanted to make a kind of concept album about the cities we've visited, because we tour so much and see so many countries and cities. I often have a strong feeling for a city. It can be anything - sometimes I visualize a city as a man or a character, or sometimes something happened in that city and I want to write about that."
Other confirmed live dates are as follows:
9th June - Neushoorn (warm-up show), Leeuwarden - the Netherlands
30th June - Tuska Open Air, Helsinki - Finland
14th July - Masters of Rock, Vizovice - Czech Republic
15th July - Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven - the Netherlands
More dates TBA.
VUUR's debut full length is due in the fall of this year.
ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN online:
Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E-Zine