Within Temptation & Evanescence Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Within Temptation and Evanescence have postponed their European/UK tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

With Smash Into Pieces:

03/16 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
03/17 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
03/18 Gliwice, POL – Arena Gliwice
03/20 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
03/21 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
03/23 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
03/24 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
03/26 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
03/28 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum Milan
03/30 Paris, FRA – Accorhotels Arena

With Veridia:

04/01 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
04/04 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
04/05 London, UK – The 02
04/07 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena
04/08 Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
04/11 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
04/12 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
04/13 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
04/15 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion

Within Temptation commented:

“This is definitely not what we’ve wished for, but reality tells us otherwise: we have to postpone the Worlds Collide Tour 💔. Although we can’t make the current situation better than it is, we hope to put a BIG smile on your faces again soon, because we have definitely not been sitting still and we have a LOT of cool stuff coming up for you! And you know what? Third time’s a charm 💫, so see you in March or April 2022.”

Evanescence added:

“Well guys, we have to push this back one more time. We hate to make you wait longer but we are absolutely determined to make this tour we’ve all been looking forward to happen, so check out the new dates. We will be counting the days till we finally get to celebrate all this new music together. In the meantime, stay safe, stay sane, and keep your head banging to The Bitter Truth! You will have no excuse not to know every word by next spring! We love you!”

Iron Maiden Postpone Summer European Tour To 2022

Iron Maiden have postponed their summer European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows are now scheduled for 2022.

Tour Dates:

06/04 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/11 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Belfast, IRE – Ormeau Park Belsonic Festival
06/16 Dessel, BEL Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/20 Prague, CZE – Sinobo Stadium (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
06/23 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/26 Paris, FRA – La Defense Arena (feat. Airbourne)
06/27 Arnhem, NET – Gelredome (feat. Airbourne)
06/30 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (feat. Lord Of The Lost)
07/02 Cologne, GER – Rhein-Energie-Stadium (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/04 Berlin, GER – Waldbühne (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/07 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/09 Stuttgart, GER – Cannstatter Wasen (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/10 Wiener, AUT – Neustadt Stadium Open-Air (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/20 Bremen, GER – Bürgerweide (feat. Powerwolf & Airbourne)
07/22 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (feat. D.A.D. & Airbourne)
07/24 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (feat. Within Temptation & Lord Of The Lost)
07/26 Frankfurt, GER – Deutsche Bank Park (Feat. Airbourne)
07/29 Barcelona, SPA – Olympic Stadium (feat. Within Temptation & Airbourne)
07/31 Lisbon, POR – Estadio Nacional (feat. Within Temptation & Airbourne)

The band commented:

“We regret to announce that the 2021 June & July dates on the Legacy Of The Beast Tour have been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel. The Legacy Of The Beast European Tour will now take place in the Summer of 2022 on the dates below. All tickets remain valid.”

The following was also added:

“-The Stuttgart 2022 show will now take place at the Cannstatter Wasen, not the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which is not available due to stadium reconstruction works. Tickets remain valid and ticket-holders will be notified by the local promoter/ticketing agency in due course.

-The Swiss show has reverted to Zurich Hallenstadion as was originally planned for 2020, as this venue is now available again for 2022. Therefore, there will be no rescheduled show for Basel St Jakobshalle (which never went onsale this year).

The postponement of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour does however bring the good news that Maiden can now return to headlining the European festival dates initially planned for 2020 which were cancelled due to the pandemic. This includes Graspop in Belgium so therefore the own-show date in Antwerp (which had also not gone onsale) will no longer take place.

Furthermore, we are in the process of finalising a further couple of own-shows in other European territories and will update you about those as soon as they are confirmed.

Manager Rod Smallwood comments; ‘Naturally the band are hugely disappointed, a second summer without touring, especially with this very special Legacy show, is very hard to take. They send their best wishes to you all, knowing full well you fans will feel the same. As we all know, realistically there is no alternative so we will all make the best of it and spend the time preparing for a very memorable and even more spectacular Legacy tour next year, we promise! Until then keep safe and keep smart’

The Zurich and Frankfurt shows will have exclusive Iron Maiden Fan Club pre-sales next week.

Confirmed supports for all own-shows can be found on the Tour information page at IronMaiden.com. Where possible these will remain the same as announced for this year.”

Metal-Inspired Video Game “Of Bird & Cage” To Be Released In May

The new “interactive metal concept album” video game “Of Bird & Cage” is officially set to be released on PC on May 20. The game will feature a number of rock/metal musicians including: Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria), Kobra Paige (Kobra And The Lotus), Davidavi “Vidi” Dolev (Gunned Down Horses), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Rob van der Loo (Epica), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Casey Grillo (ex-Kamelot), Rocky Gray (ex-Evanescence), Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Tina Guo, and Snowy Shaw (ex-King Diamond, ex-Therion). Here’s a description of it:

“Gamers can play as Gitta Barbot, a 25 year-old drug addict who tries to escape the physical and mental prison of her captor — Bres Lupus. Make quick choices that will have dire consequences and watch how your actions reveal new paths while struggling to keep your sanity.”

Within Temptation Premiere “The Purge” Music Video

Within Temptation have premiered a new video for their latest single “The Purge.” You can check that out below:

Frontwoman Sharon Den Adel told Rock Antenne the following about the song:

“‘The Purge’ is about self-reflection; that’s the main theme of the song. It’s about the choices in life everone makes. And sometimes when you make the big choices in life — what kind of life you’re gonna lead; how you’re gonna lead it; what political choices you make — everything you do in life, all these big choices, they have a certain effect also, of course, on people around you. We take one road, and you exclude a lot of other roads. And that also has an impact on other people’s lives sometimes, and you have to deal with that when you get to a certain point in your life.”

“I think probably most people can relate to that, because the whole world has come to a stop, all of a sudden, in this roller coaster we’re all living in. So maybe people will be able to relate to that, because I think a lot of people had time for self-reflection. It’s more a mental cleansing than it’s actually a physical one.”

Within Temptation To Release New Single “The Purge” Next Week

Within Temptation will be releasing a new single titled “The Purge” on November 20. The band said the following about the track:

“It is a high-intensity, heavy song with a touch of old school Within Temptation and we can’t wait for you to hear it! “

Iron Maiden Add More Dates To Summer 2021 “Legacy Of The Beast” European Tour

Iron Maiden have added more dates to their summer 2021 “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

06/05 Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle (with Lord Of The Lost)
06/07 Zagreb, Croatia – Arena (with Lord Of The Lost)
06/09 Budapest, Hungary – Groupama Arena (with Lord Of The Lost)
06/11 Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy (with Within Temptation and Lord Of The Lost)
06/13 Bremen, Germany – Buergerweide (with Powerwolf and Airbourne)
06/15 Prague, Czech Republic – Sinobo Stadium (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/16 Wiener Neustad, Austria – Stadium Open Air (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/19 Barcelona, Spain – Olympic Stadium (with Within Temptation and Avatar)
06/21 Lisbon, Portugal – Estadio Nacional (with Within Temptation and Airbourne)
06/24 Bologna, Italy – Sonic Park (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/26 Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/27 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpalais (with Avatar and Lord Of The Lost)
06/30 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
07/03 Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium (with Airbourne)
07/06 Frankfurt, Germany – Deutsche Bank Park (with Sabaton and Airbourne)
07/08 Cologne, Germany – Rhein Energie Stadium (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
07/10 Arnhem, Netherlands – Gelredome (with Amon Amarth and Airbourne)
07/11 Paris, France – La Defense Arena (with Airbourne and Avatar)

Evanescence Premiere “Use My Voice” Music Video

Evanescence have premiered a new video for their song “Use My Voice.“ This track is from the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth” and it features multiple guests including: Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, Within Temptation‘s Sharon den Adel, The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, Veridia‘s Deena Jakoub, Lindsey Stirling, Amy McLawhorn, and frontwoman Amy Lee‘s sisters Lori Lee Bulloch and Carrie South.

Watch New Trailer For Metal-Inspired Video Game “Of Bird & Cage”

A new trailer has been released for the new metal-inspired video game “Of Bird & Cage.” That effort will be released on PC in 2021 and it will star Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Kobra Paige (Kobra And The Lotus) as “Ari” and “Gitta.” The following artists also contributed music to the game: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Rob van der Loo (Epica), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Casey Grillo (ex-Kamelot), Mike LePond (Symphony X), Rocky Gray (Living Sacrifice, ex-Evanescence), Davidavi ‘Vidi’ Dolev (Subterranean Masquerade), and Arnold Nesis (Capricia Productions).

Evanescence Premiere New Song “Use My Voice” Featuring Halestorm, Within Temptation, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members

Evanescence have premiered a new song titled “Use My Voice.“ The track is from the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth” and it features multiple guests including: Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, Within Temptation‘s Sharon den Adel, The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, Veridia‘s Deena Jakoub, Lindsey Stirling, Amy McLawhorn, and frontwoman Amy Lee‘s sisters Lori Lee Bulloch and Carrie South. Lee said the following about the song:

“This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty. I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices, and use them as I step up to use mine. Don’t let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that.”