Within Temptation To Release New Single “Don’t Pray For Me” Next Month

Within Temptation will be releasing a new single titled “Don’t Pray For Me” on July 8. You can pre-save that track HERE. Sharon Den Adel commented:

“‘Don’t Pray For Me’ strives against forcing beliefs and fears onto others and bears witness to being acceptive of everyone’s own journey. It is an anthem about coming to terms with the fact that beliefs can be fluid, multiple or, frankly, different. The song is about allowing people to pursue their own destiny.”

Asking Alexandria Share Music Video For New Version Of “Faded Out” Featuring Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel

Asking Alexandria have joined forces with Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) for a new version of their song “Faded Out.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce commented:

“‘Faded Out‘ is just one of those songs with an infectious energy and groove! I remember it coming together in the studio and thinking ‘I can’t wait to play this live.’ Fast forward a couple of months and I’m being told that Sharon of Within Temptation wants to sing on the song with us, and the level of excitement and nostalgia running through my body was immeasurable!

When I was 14 or 15 years old, I waited in line at Virgin Megastore to meet Within Temptation at a signing and I handed Sharon a demo of my band. Adding Sharon‘s vocals to the song and teaming up with Within Temptation is a huge honor for us and it also brings a whole new dimension to the song. I can’t wait for the fans to hear this collaboration and I can’t wait for it to be featured in ‘The Retaliators’ movie!”

Sharon den Adel added:

“We’ve been blasting metalcore playlists through our speakers to gain a bit of fresh inspiration for our side, and Asking Alexandria is amongst the top bands we have been spinning over the past years. Their songs are heavy and melodic at the same time, therefore it was a no-brainer when they asked us to join them on ‘Faded Out‘! We are evenly honored to be a part of this amazing song and we hope everyone will love it as much as we do! Enjoy!”

Asking Alexandria Tease New Version Of “Faded Out” Featuring Within Temptation

Within Temptation will be guesting on a new version of Asking Alexandria’s “Faded Out.” You can find a teaser for the updated take on the track below:

Evanescence & Within Temptation Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour

Evanescence and Within Temptation have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. The trek is now set to take place in November/December.

Tour Dates:

11/09 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/10 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum Milan
11/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
11/14 London, UK – The O2
11/15 Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
11/17 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
11/19 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
11/21 Brussels, BEL – Palais
11/22 Brussels, BEL – Palais
11/23 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
11/25 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/27 Paris, FRA – Accor Hotels Arena
11/29 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
11/30 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
12/01 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Leipzig, GER – Leipzig Arena
12/05 Gilwice, POL – Arena Gilwice
12/07 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
12/08 Berlin, GER – Velodrom

Evanescence & Within Temptation Postpone Spring 2022 European/UK Tour

Evanescence and Within Temptation have postponed their European/UK tour once again. The trek is currently being rescheduled for November/December.

Evanescence commented:

“As the world is slowly reopening again, we felt very optimistic about the tour actually taking place in March and April. However – in a lot of countries there currently still are restrictions and we are forced to make a decision right now for logistical reasons.

We are aware that many fans are preparing to make their plans to attend the shows, some of which involve travel and given the uncertainty as to exactly when certain countries will lift their restrictions, we are left with no choice but to reschedule the tour, hopefully for the final time. We expect to be able to announce the new dates in the next few days, which we anticipate will be in November and early December of this year.

All tickets, including meet & greet packages and VIP upgrades will remain valid.

We know you understand that many things are still outside of our control but we are very optimistic that we WILL be performing these shows and we kindly ask that you bear with us one more time while we arrange the tour so it can actually happen.

Stay tuned for the new dates in the next few days. We miss and love you, and we will definitely see again. Stay safe.”

Iron Maiden Announce North American Tour With Trivium & Within Temptation

Iron Maiden have announced a 2022 North American tour. Trivium and Within Temptation will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/07 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol

With Trivium:

09/11 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
09/13 Austin, TX – Moody Center
09/15 Tulsa, OK – Bok Center
09/17 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
09/19 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/21 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
09/25 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/27 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/29 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
09/30 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

With Within Temptation:

10/03 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
10/05 Chicago, IL – United Center
10/07 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
10/09 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
10/11 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Centre
10/12 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
10/15 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
10/17 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
10/19 Elmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
10/21 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10/23 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
10/25 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
10/27 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Iron Maiden‘s manager Rod Smallwood commented:

“Next summer we will finally get to play the huge European stadium tour for The Legacy Of The Beast, and the new show will be even more spectacular so after our visit to Rock in Rio early September 2022 we decided to take it back to our fans in North America too, but in cities or venues we didn’t play in 2019, including some we haven’t visited in many years like El Paso, Spokane, Sioux Falls, Columbus, Hamilton, Ottawa and Greensboro.

We’ll be making a couple of additions and changes to the production and setlist to include some songs from our new album Senjutsu and are making the 2022 version of Legacy Of The Beast even more spectacular than the acclaimed original show. You can be sure that we will still be featuring all the ‘hits’ and the key elements of the original tour like the Spitfire, Icarus, Hell, flamethrowers and pyro and the rest – but we will shake it up a bit and Trooper Eddie will have serious competition in the new Senjutsu ‘world’ we are adding.”

Frontman Bruce Dickinson added:

“We’re really looking forward to our return to North America so we can bring The Legacy Of The Beast show to places we didn’t get to in 2019 and to other cities we’ve not played for many years. I’m really excited about the new additions and changes to the stage production and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve got planned. The whole band has really enjoyed the Legacy Tour and now we just can’t wait get back out on the road to play live, have fun and see everyone again!”

Within Temptation Premiere New Video For “Shed My Skin” Featuring Annisokay

Within Temptation have premiered a new video for “Shed My Skin” featuring Annisokay. The clip offers fans a preview of the band’s “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality,” which will stream on July 15-16.

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel previously commented:

“‘Shed My Skin’ revolves around dealing with inevitable changes in life. It is about becoming the person we are meant to be — even if that means losing people we love, but have grown apart from. Real growth begins where comfort zones end and that’s exactly what the song is all about: If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

“We like to expand and broaden our horizons, and constantly find new music and bands that inspire us. Annisokay bring a super refreshing sound to the table, which we absolutely love. We are super happy that these talented guys wanted to join forces with us for our new single!”

Annisokay’s Christoph Wieczorek added:

“Within Temptation is a band we love and have listened to for many, many years. You can imagine how stunned we were when they reached out and asked us if we want to feature on their next single — just because they love our music, as well! We’re beyond proud about being a part of this amazing song and really hope the people out there love it as much as we do.”

Within Temptation Postpone Immersive “The Aftermath” Virtual Reality Event

Within Temptation have postponed their upcoming immersive event, “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” The livestream is now set to take place on July 15 at 8PM CEST / 7PM BST for European fans and on July 16 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT / 9PM BRT / 7PM CST for North and South American fans.

Sharon Den Adel commented:

“You all know we are absolute heroes in rescheduling dates and now we’ve reached a new milestone: our shortest postponement in our career so far! We’re working very hard on our VR-event, but as it’s something we’ve never done before – and definitely something you have never SEEN before, we sometimes experience a few hiccups in the process that are completely new to us and the crew.”

To smooth everything out and create the best possible, spectacular and mythical experience for you, we’ve decided to postpone The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality to July 15 and 16. It’s only one week and we know that it’ll be worth the short wait. We can’t wait for you to see it. It’s going to be a show to remember!”

She also previously said the following about the performance:

“During the whole pandemic, we weren’t keen on doing a livestream. The magic of seeing and hearing a band perform live — combined with the energy of the crowd — is something you cannot simply recreate with a livestream. So, for a long time we were clueless. One thing we knew for sure: we would not compromise on a livestream if we could offer something out of the ordinary, something jaw-dropping, intriguing, spectacular and mythical! Then we found it: a world that we could shape into our wildest fantasies and in which we, as a band, could perform while still maintaining the dynamics and magic of our traditional live show.

We are absolutely thrilled to invite you to ‘Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality’. A show that takes place in different scenes of a post-apocalyptic world, in which we are witness of the aftermath of destruction of mankind. A world in which it is unknown if anyone or anything of the human race survived. It is a search for answers — about both its becoming as well as its legacy.”

Within Temptation Premiere New Song “Shed My Skin” Featuring Annisokay

Within Temptation have premiered a new song titled “Shed My Skin.” The track features Annisokay and you can check it out below:

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel commented:

“It is about becoming the person we are meant to be — even if that means losing people we love, but have grown apart from. Real growth begins where comfort zones end and that’s exactly what the song is all about: If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

“We like to expand and broaden our horizons, and constantly find new music and bands that inspire us. Annisokay bring a super refreshing sound to the table, which we absolutely love. We are super happy that these talented guys wanted to join forces with us for our new single!”

Annisokay’s Christoph Wieczorek added:

“Within Temptation is a band we love and have listened to for many, many years. You can imagine how stunned we were when they reached out and asked us if we want to feature on their next single — just because they love our music, as well! We’re beyond proud about being a part of this amazing song and really hope the people out there love it as much as we do.”

This news comes after Within Temptation recently announced a special immersive event called “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” That livestream will take place on July 8-9.

Within Temptation Tease New Song “Shed My Skin”

Within Temptation have shared a teaser for their new song “Shed My Skin.” The full track, which features Annisokay, will be released on June 25. This news comes after Within Temptation recently announced a special immersive event called “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” That livestream will take place on July 8-9.