HIM’s Ville Valo confirms 2023 release for debut solo album

The logical next step for the former HI M vocalist Will Valo is now confirmed. His debut solo album while using the moniker VVwill be released in early 2023. The album has the title Neon Noir and it is on its way to a jan. 13 is released through Heartagram Records.

The singer has been dipping his toes back into the music world in recent years following HIM’s 2017 split. to strum and hum again,” says Valo. “Finally I decided to take my beloved black dog on a leash and we started howling together instead of barking at each other. That’s how VV was born.”

The first sign of his return came in 2020 with the tre song Gothica Fennica Vol. 1 EPand all three tracks – “Salute the Sanguine”, “Run Away From the Sun” and “Saturnine Saturnalia” – all appear on Neon Noir. so doLove hunting“and”Repeat your love,” the first two singles from the upcoming album, released earlier this year. They are part of a 12-song set, with the full tracklist and artwork available below.

Speaking of the new album, Valo states, “Neon Noir is a sonic step-by-step guide to surviving, and perhaps even enjoying, the realm of VV with its abundance of things that go bump in the night. is a tear. mascara marathon between Robert Smith and Ozzy, with a hint of hope.” Pre-orders for the album are now available here.

Ville also plans to tour in support of the record, having previously announced dates in the US, UK and North America. These dates can be seen below and you can pick up tickets here.

VV, Neon Noir Album images + track list

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Heartagram Records

“Echolocate Your Love”
“Run from the Sun”
“Neon Noir”
“The Forever Lost”
“Baby Lacrimarium”
“Homage to the Sanguine”
“In Trenodia”
“Heartful of Ghosts”
“Saturnine Saturnalia”
“Zener Solitaire”
“Vertigo Eyes”

VV (Ville Valo) 2023 US Tour Dates

April 01 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theater for Living Art
April 2 – Boston, Mass. @ Big Night Live
April 4 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Roxian Theatre
April 5 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
April 6 – Detroit, Mich. @ St Andrews Hall
April 8 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
April 9 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
April 11 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theatre
April 13 – Denver, Colo. @ Summit
April 14 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
April 16 – Sacramento, California. @ Ace of spades
April 17 – San Francisco, California. @ The Fillmore
April 18 – Los Angeles, California. @ Belasco
April 21 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues
April 22 – San Diego, California. @ House of Blues
April 23 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren
April 25 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
April 26 – San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec Theatre
April 27 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
April 28 – New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
April 30 – Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues
May 01 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @Revolution
May 3 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
May 4 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 05 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground
May 07 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
May 8 — New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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