Ville Valo Announces Solo Album And 2023 Tour

Just a day after teasing a new single, former HIM frontman Ville Valo has announced his debut solo album, Neon Noir, set for release early 2023.

Speaking about the new album, Valo said “As fun as the funeral rites for HIM were, it took me more than a few moons to lick my wounds in the shadow of the Heartagram and come up with an excuse to strum and hum again. Eventually, I decided to put a leash on my beloved black dog and we started howling together instead of barking at each other. That’s how ‘Loveletting’ was born.”

He continues: “Artistically speaking, the main difference between HIM and VV is the extra line in the Heartagram, but what an exquisite line it is! It’s the MAMAS AND THE PAPAS dressed up as METALLICA on their way to a Halloween bash at the Studio 54, and now who wouldn’t want to witness that?”

“Loveletting” the lead single from the forthcoming album, comes out this Friday.

The Finnish singer also announced a 2023 U.S. tour, which starts April 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and wraps up My 8th in New York. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10 AM local time. Check out all the dates below.


VV, 'Neon Noir'

Ville Valo 2023 US dates:

04/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
04/02 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
04/04 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
04/05 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
04/06 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
04/08 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
04/09 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
04/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
04/13 – Denver, CO – Summit
04/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
04/21 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/22 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
04/26 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
04/27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/28 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04/30 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
05/01 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
05/03 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/04 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
05/05 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
05/07 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/08 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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