H.I.M. Cancel North American Tour

Sunday, 5th May 2013

Finnish “love” metallers H.I.M. have reportedly cancelled their 2013 North American tour based upon a post from the band’s street team Twitter feed. The tour was due to kick off on May 3rd in West Hollywood, CA. HIM’s lead vocalist Ville Valo has been diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia.

HIM’s new album, Tears On Tape, was released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl’s specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The act’s eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki’s Finnvox Studios with longtime producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) and was mixed in London, England by Tim Palmer, who previously helmed 2005’s Dark Light and 2007’s Venus Doom.

The band will return this summer as part of the Rock Allegiance tour.