HIM Returns To The U.S.

After canceling a set of U.S. dates earlier this year because frontman Ville Valo was ailing, HIM is ready for another shot at a headline excursion through the States. The Finish rock band’s 2014 outing begins March 7 in West Hollywood.

The new tour won’t be the first time HIM has played the U.S. since Valo was diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia in early May – but it is the band’s first chance to return to the stage as a headliner. In August the band played the U.S. and Canada as part of Monster Energy’s “Rock Allegiance Tour” with Volbeat, All That Remains, and Airbourne.

Photo: Scott Legato / RockStarProPhotography.com
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Supporting its eighth studio album, Tears on Tape, HIM closes out 2013 with a handful of homeland shows in Finland. The band kicks off the new year with several appearances at Australia’s Soundwave Festival.

Here’s the plan for the U.S. tour:

March 7 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues     
March 8 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues     
March 9 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore     
March 12 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues     
March 13 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues     
March 14 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza Powered By Klipsch     
March 15 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts     
March 18 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater     
March 19 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues     
March 20 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution     
March 24 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues     
March 25 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues

A presale is ongoing now. Tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 13.

For more information click here for HIM’s Facebook page.

And click here to read Pollstar’s Q&A with Ville Valo that was posted earlier this year.