PARADISE LOST are pleased to confirm that their 25th anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour in November 2013 has been extended to now include a number of European dates! As with the UK shows, the band will be supported by both Lacuna Coil, and Katatonia (who will be playing the entire “Viva Emptiness” album at the shows).
On June 17th, 2013 PARADISE LOST already performed live with Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil on guest vocals at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London where the band received the “Inspiration” Award. With a career dating back to 1988, and their official recording debut in 1990, the band has been riding a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Over their following career, PARADISE LOST have not only created and defined genres and styles, but almost immediately transcended them. From the crawling, harrowing doom of their 1990 debut ‘Lost Paradise’, to the electronic flourishes prevalent in 1997’s ‘One Second’, 1999’s ‘Host’ and 2007’s comeback to the heavier side of metal “In Requiem” and the latest opus “Tragic Idol” in 2012, their sound has continued to evolve vastly, but haunting melody and dark rock power has remained at the very core of their identity.
In 1991 the band released ‘Gothic’, not so much an album title as the definition for an entire genre, while the influential 1995’s huge-selling masterpiece ‘Draconian Times’ – the missing link between Metallica and the Sisters of Mercy – echoes loudly in today’s scene, with the likes of Cradle of Filth, Nightwish and HIM owing a huge debt to their knack for injecting heavy rock with their trademark dark sheen. A true Inspiration that was worth the Golden Gods Award and needs to be celebrated this year!
PARADISE LOST Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary UK Tour
w/ LACUNA COIL
Oct 30th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall ( www.wolvescivic.co.uk)
Oct 31st – Glasgow – ABC ( www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Nov 1st – Manchester – Ritz ( www.kililive.com)
Nov 3rd – London – Roundhouse ( www.kililive.com)
PARADISE LOST Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary EU Tour
w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA
Nov 4th – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Nov 6th – Herford, Germany – Club X
Nov 7th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
Nov 8th – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot
Nov 10th – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht
Nov 11th – Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch
Nov 12th – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Nov 13th – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl