Within Temptation have announced a massive UK and European arena tour

Within Temptation’s Bleed Out Tour is coming to Wembley next year!

Within Temptation have announced a massive UK and European arena tour
Kerrang! staff
Tim Tronkcoe

Ahead of the release of their new album, Bleed Out, on October 20, Dutch metallers Within Temptation have announced a massive tour for next autumn, including a four-date UK run, and culminating at Amsterdam's enormous Ziggo Dome.

This will be their first UK tour since their double-headliner with Evanescence last year.

Catch them at the following:

October 2024

5 Antwerp Lotto Arena
6 Cologne Palladium
8 Oslo Sentrum Scene
9 Stockholm Annexet
11 Helsinki Ice Hall
14 Berlin UFO
15 Hamburg Sporthalle
16 Leipzig Haus Auensee
18 Budapest Barba Negra
19 Munich Zenith
21 Vienna Gasometer
23 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
24 Prague Sportovni Hala Fortuna
25 Łódź Atlas Arena
27 Copenhagen Falkoner Salen

November 2024

15 Cardiff Utilita Arena
16 London OVO Arena Wembley
18 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
19 Leeds First Direct Arena
21 Paris Adidas Arena
23 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
24 Madrid Palacio Vistalegre
26 Lisbon Altice Arena – Sala Tejo
28 Toulouse Zenith
29 Grenoble Summum

December 2024

1 Milan Alcatraz
2 Zurich The Hall
3 Stuttgart Porsche-Arena
5 Luxembourg Rockhal
6 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome

Bleed Out finds the band often taking a more politically-inspired lyrical approach than on their previous albums. On the recently-released title-track, singer Sharon den Adel explains that she's talking about women's struggle for their rights in Iran, following the murder of Mahsa Amini last September by the state's Guidance Patrol for allegedly not wearing a hijab in public.

“I lived in Yemen when I was a kid," she says. "My parents lived in several countries in the Middle East, and I’ve visited them a lot when they were there. It’s a different world. Due to my time there, I feel connected to that part of the world. I’ve been so incredibly impressed by the bravery of the young women there who’ve been burning their scarves knowing they were going to be thrown in prison or worse – it’s heartbreaking.”

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