Ville Valo Announces Final Neon Noir World Tour

Ville Valo (HIM) has just announced a world tour to close off the cycle of his latest album Neon Noir. The live dates will span Europe, the Antipodes, Canada, the US, and South America. Further to this, the artist intimates a coming reincarnation from his current musical persona. Keep reading for live listings and more.

As the artist formerly known as HIM now reveals, these are more than mere upcoming appearances. Not only will they mark the end of Neon Noir’s touring cycle. They will also herald the end of Ville Valo’s latest reincarnation. He says:


The idea behind VV and Neon Noir was to symbolically finish what HIM started, and after the bangs and whimpers at the Royal Albert Hall it’s time to reshuffle the pieces of the puzzle once again and give Herbert West a shout.” As for what might come next, well – that’s a mystery, for now. “I had no expectations whatsoever when releasing music under the banner of VV, so I’ve been quite shocked to see people still find my kind of racket enjoyable, warts and all. Touring has been way less painful than I dared to hope, and as we say in Finland, it fits my arse like a glove. A mourning glove from a bygone era.”


Hot on the heels of a rapturously-received Neon Noir tour (read our review here: and a current US run with Black Veil Brides comes a new slew of dates which will include the return of legendary, Valo-curated New Year’s bash Helldone Festival on 31st Decembert. It will also see VV making a historic, headlining appearance at one of the most prestigious and revered music venues in the world: London’s Royal Albert Hall on 10th May 2024.


VV / NEON NOIR TOUR 2023/2024

with special guest Eivør and support from Zetra

December 31 2023 Helldone Festival, Helsinki FI (Tavastia Club)

March 13 2024 Auckland, NZ (The Powerstation)

March 15 2024 Melbourne, AU (Northcote Theatre)

March 16 2024 Sydney, AU (Metro)

March 17 2024 Brisbane, AU (Tivoli)

April 04 2024 Athens, GR (Fuzz Club)

April 05 2024 Thessaloniki, GR (Principal Club Theater)

April 06 2024 Sofia, BG (Joy Station)

April 08 2024 Bucharest, RO (Sala Palatului)

April 09 2024 Belgrade, RS (Dom Omladine)

April 11 2024 Ljubljana, SI (Cvetlicarna)

April 12 2024 Bratislava, SK (MMC)

April 13 2024 Katowice, PL (MCK)

April 15 2024 Vilnius, LT(Compensa)

April 16 2024 Riga, LV (Palladium)

April 17 2024 Tallinn, EE (Helitehas)

April 19 2024 Oulu, FI (Tullisali)

April 20b2024 Seinäjoki, FI (Rytmikorjaamo)

April 21 2024 Jyväskylä, FI (Lutakko)

April 23 2024 Tampere, FI (Pakkahuone)

April 24 2024 Turku, FI (Logomo)

April 25 2024 Turku-Stockholm, FI (M/S Viking Grace)

April 26 2024 Gothenburg, SE (Pustervik)

April 28 2024 Oslo, NO (Rockefeller)

April 29 2024 Stockholm, SE (Berns)

April 30 2024 Copenhagen, DK (Amager Bio)

May 02 2024 Bremen, DE (Aladin)

May 03 2024 Leipzig, DE (Haus Auensee)

May 04 2024 Wiesbaden, DE (Schlachthof)

May 05 2024 Brussels, BE (A.B.)

May 07 2024 Tilburg, NL (013)

May 10 2024 London, UK (Royal Albert Hall)


Tickets for the VV/Neon Noir tour go on general sale on Friday September 15th at 10am (BST).

Check out our interview with Ville Valo:

INTERVIEW: Ville Valo on His Solo Project VV, The End of HIM, and a Discussion of “Neon Noir”



In addition, VV announces a headline run in South America and Mexico, taking in the following dates:

October 26 2023 Bogota, CO (Auditorio Mayor)

October 28 2023 Lima, PE (Centro de Convenciones Teatro Leguia)

October 30 2023 Santiago – Región Metropolitana, CL (Blondie)

November 01 2023 Sao Paolo, BR (Carioca Club)

November 04 2023 Toluca, MX (Hell and Heaven Festival)

November 06 2023 Monterrey, MX (Showcenter Complex)

November 08 2023 Guadalajara, MX (Teatro Diana)


US fans can also catch VV on tour with Black Veil Brides at the following shows:

Sept 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

Sept 14 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

Sept 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

Sept 16 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theater

Sept 17 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY

Sept 19 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS

Sept 20 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Sept 22 – Wallingford, CT – Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theater

Sept 23 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center

Sept 24 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

Sept 25 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

Sept 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe

Sept 28 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

Sept 29 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!

Sept 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Oct 01 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory

Oct 03 – Austin, TX – ACL Live

Oct 05 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater

Oct 06 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha

Oct 07 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee

Oct 09 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

Oct 11 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre

Oct 12 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre

Oct 14 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Oct 15 – Spokane, WA – The Podium

Oct 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

Oct 18 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House

Oct 19 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live

Oct 20 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Oct 21 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre

Oct 22 – San Diego, CA – SOMA


Tickets for all shows are available at:


Neon Noir is out now via Spinefarm Records.


More about Ville Valo:

And so ends a new beginning. Nine short months have passed since Neon Noir cast its goth-inflected enchantments on the world. As a record it was more than twelve wrought-iron statements of intent. It marked a triumphant return of Ville Valo to the live stage, and the ensuing seasons have seen His Infernal Majesty summoning a long dormant worldwide flock with a bold new testament to his rare ability to craft timeless melodies that speak powerfully to matters of the heart.


But while VV’s glorious second act has already seen its share of brilliant highlights, it now emerges that some of its brightest moments are yet to come. More importantly, it has been announced that they will not shine forever.


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