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Apollo, Manchester (UK)

Apollo, Manchester

We are coming to Manchester during our World Tour in 2014!

Earlier this year we announced the first dates of our world tour at the start of 2014. For the first part of our tour we will visit France, German and the UK. Read the official press release of the tour, here.

Ticket sales have started! You can get your tickets here.

The O2 Apollo Manchester is one of the 15 O2 music venues, located throughout the United Kingdom. All the music venues are owned by the Academy Music Group, which has formed a partnership with the O2phone network.

The O2 Apollo Manchester is located on Stockport Road in Ardwick Green, Manchester. The building was originally built as an up-market cinema and variety hall in 1938. Right up until the ‘70s, the venue continued to provide the same service to the public, until the cinema industry declined and the variety side of the venue took over. It focused its resources on becoming a leading concert venue competing at that time with the likes of Maine Road.

In 2009, the venue was rebranded as the O2 Apollo Manchester. In September 2012, the O2 Apollo Manchester will venture back into the cinema business but will keep its music venue and open a digitally-equipped cinema screen next door to the O2 Priority Room.

Support act: Delain

April 11, 2014
By WTofficial 35 comments

Tour update

Tour Update February

The tour is starting next week with the try out show in Eindhoven (NL)!

Please make sure you keep an eye on the website and tour news, to make sure you’re up to date regarding all changes that may occur.

As you know, the overall tour has been moved to start in February and some shows have been moved to larger venues, due to exploding ticket sales. Find the up to date list of tour dates below, and on the tour page at all times!

All the shows of the tour so far have been updated on Facebook as well. Attend the events to show you are joining the band on tour!

Check the up to date tour list below and please inform each other of any changes to prevent people showing up in the wrong places at the wrong time as much as possible!

Date Place Venue Tickets Facebook
February 20 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar (TRY OUT) TICKETS
February 26 Helsinki (FI) Cable Factory TICKETS Attend
February 28 Moscow (RU) Arena TICKETS Attend
March 01 St Petersburg (RU) A2 TICKETS Attend
March 04 Vilnius (LT) Teatro Arena TICKETS Attend
March 05 Minsk (BY) Sporthalle TICKETS Attend
March 06 Kiev (UA) Stereoplaza TICKETS Attend
March 08 Poznan (PL) Sala Ziemi TICKETS Attend
March 09 Warsaw (PL) Torwar TICKETS Attend
March 11 Prague (CZ) Mala Sports Hala TICKETS Attend
March 12 Bratislava (SK) Incheba EXPO Arena (NEW VENUE) TICKETS Attend
March 14 Budapest (HU) Petofi Hall TICKETS Attend
March 15 Vienna (AT) Gasometer TICKETS Attend
March 16 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion TICKETS Attend
April 06 Munich (GER) Zenith (NEW VENUE) TICKETS Attend
April 07 Hamburg (GER) Sporthalle TICKETS Attend
April 08 Cologne (GER) Paladium TICKETS Attend
April 09 Ludwigsburg (GER) Arena TICKETS Attend
April 11 Manchester (UK) Apollo TICKETS Attend
April 12 London (UK) Wembley Arena TICKETS Attend
April 14 Newcastle (UK) Academy TICKETS Attend
April 15 Glasgow (UK) Academy TICKETS Attend
April 16 Birmingham (UK) Academy TICKETS Attend
April 18 Frankfurt (GER) Jarhunderthalle TICKETS Attend
April 19 Erfurt (GER) Thueringenhalle TICKETS Attend
April 20 Berlin (GER) Columbiahalle TICKETS Attend
April 22 Toulouse (FR) Le Phare (NEW VENUE) TICKETS Attend
April 24 Lyon (FR) La Halle Tony Garnier (NEW VENUE) TICKETS Attend
April 25 Paris (FR) Zenith TICKETS Attend
April 27 Nantes (FR) Zenith TICKETS Attend
April 28 Lille (FR) L’aéronef TICKETS Attend
April 29 Antwerp (BE) Lotto Arena TICKETS Attend
May 02 Amsterdam (NL) Heineken Music Hall SOLD OUT Attend
May 03 Amsterdam (NL) Heineken Music Hall TICKETS Attend
February 12, 2014
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Pinterest winners October & November

Pinterest winners october and November

In last week’s newsletter eight lucky friends were announced as new Pinterest winners. Due to the start of the pre-sale of Hydra, the winners of October and November have been combined.

The winners of October AND November are:

Sammy, who’s coming to Antwerp again; George, who’s joining WT in Bratislava and Vienna; Ian, who is celebrating his birthday during the show in Manchester; and Flemming, who is coming to see the shows in Hamburg, Amsterdam and Antwerp!

October winners

Roxane, who’s coming to the shows in (get ready…) Paris, Nantes, Lille, London, Cologne and Antwerpen; Jeff, who is going to his first arena concert in 44 years in London; Quentin, who is going to be present at the shows in Paris and Lyon; and Sandra, who’s coming to Birmingham and London for a Hydra show!

November winners

You can still enter the contest to win a canvas!

1. Create a Pinterest account and follow Within Temptation
2. Repin this post
3. Take a photo of yourself holding your ticket to one of the 2014 shows
4. Upload it to Pinterest
5. Use #WTworldtour, add the show you’re coming to and… Pin it!

All pictures will be collected on the “Within Temptation World Tour”-board on Within Temptation’s Pinterest page. NOTE: The pictures do not appear on our board automatically; they have to be repinned manually, so please be patient. Post the URL to your photo in the comments below, if you don’t see your picture amongst the others.

Check the overview of the first tour dates on the tour page.

December 2, 2013
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Within Temptation Paradise (What About Us?) featuring…… (read more)

Within Temptation Paradise (What About Us) featuring...

On September 27, Within Temptation will release the ‘Paradise (What About Us?)’ EP and promotional video, featuring a unique collaboration with classically trained Finnish rock diva, Tarja Turunen guesting on the title track.

Sharon comments, “When we had written the first version of ‘Paradise’ and listened back to the demo we’d recorded and the epic power of the song, we thought of Tarja instantly.  How well this track would fit her classical voice and how extra special it would be if we sang it together.  The more we thought about this wild idea, the more excited we got about it!

Following several video trailers teasing the track, fans have been speculating on the band’s Facebook page who the duet would be with, some guessing it couldn’t possibly be a “competing” artist like Tarja. However, the two singers had no hesitation joining forces, having never thought of themselves as competitors!  Sharon continues, “Of course I didn’t know what to expect from Tarja, as we’d never actually met in person ‘til June this year.  Our first encounter was via a Skype call we’d set-up to discuss the collaboration and we immediately clicked, not only creatively but personally.  After we’d spoken, it felt completely natural that we would do this together!”

Tarja adds, “It was very nice to finally meet Sharon and the Within Temptation guys.  I truly appreciate the invitation and the opportunity to work with them on their song ‘Paradise’.  So wonderful that they thought of me!  I hope our fans will like this ‘girl power’ duet!

The song and accompanying music video share a central theme; that only constructive cooperation can lead to creation.  To establish a new paradise, rising from the ashes of the old, we must work together.

For the first time, Within Temptation have also decided to give fans a very intimate insight into how they capture their song ideas early on. The EP will contain 3 additional tracks – demo versions of brand new songs intended for the forthcoming album. The demos include ‘Let Us Burn’, ‘Silver Moonlight’, and ‘Dog Days’. Despite the demo versions missing intended symphonic, orchestral sounds and a finished mix, the powerful energy surging through the tracks can be heard right from the start.

The duet between Sharon and Tarja is just one facet of the new material. Robert reveals, “For the first time, Within Temptation will release an album with several artistic collaborations, some of which will be seen as groundbreaking for our band and musical style.

Consequently, the recording and production of the sixth studio album is still underway. With a release date set for end of January 2014, it is therefore necessary to reschedule the previously announced first leg of the band’s worldwide tour to allow time to rehearse the live show and prepare for the album’s release.

The band’s world tour will now begin on February 26, 2014 in Helsinki, with some newly added Eastern European dates, announced today, which will go on sale on Friday September 20, 2013. The rescheduled shows will kick off on April 6 in Munich and run through to May 2 in Amsterdam. The band intends to add further overseas dates during the remainder of 2014.

Robert says: “We understand that the rescheduled tour dates are a blow for the many fans who have bought tickets early and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.  We hope they feel a little compensated by the release of our new, special priced 4-song EP, which gives them full insight into the kind of album we are working on.  To make up for the rescheduled dates, we’re now pressured to work even harder to deliver our best and most impressive live production ever on the upcoming tour, however the completion of a great new album is a prerequisite for that!  And therefore the only option was to reschedule the dates for Western Europe.

Tickets that have been purchased already will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

Pre-order of the digital EP starts today, September 13. Pre-order it here.

Within Temptation - Paradise (What About Us?) featuring TarjaTracklisting:
1. Paradise (What About Us?) feat. Tarja
2. Let Us Burn (demo version)
3. Silver Moonlight (demo version)
4. Dog Days (demo version)

By the way Tarja’s new album “Colours In The Dark” is out now via earMUSIC.

 

German fans who can’t see the video, can wath it here.

The updated, full list of WITHIN TEMPTATION tour dates is as follows:

February 26, 2014 | FINLAND | HELSINKI | CABLE FACTORY

February 28, 2014 | RUSSIA | MOSCOW | ARENA

March 01, 2014 | RUSSIA | ST PETERSBURG | A2

March 04, 2014 | LITHUANIA | VILNIUS | TEATRO ARENA

March 06, 2014 | UKRAINE | KIEV | STEREOPLAZA

March 08, 2014 | POLAND | POZNAN | SALA ZIEMI

March 09, 2014 | POLAND | WARSAW | TORWAR

March 11, 2014 | CZECH REPUBLIC | PRAGUE | MALA SPORTS HALA

March 12, 2014 | SLOVAKIA | BRATISLAVA | REFINERY GALLERY

March 14, 2014 | HUNGARY | BUDAPEST | PETOFI HALL

March 15, 2014 | AUSTRIA | VIENNA | GASOMETER

March 16, 2014 | SWITZERLAND | ZURICH | HALLENSTADION

April 06, 2014 | GERMANY | MUNICH | TONHALLE

April 07, 2014 | GERMANY | HAMBURG | SPORTHALLE

April 08, 2014 | GERMANY | COLOGNE | PALADIUM

April 09, 2014 | GERMANY | LUDWIGSBURG | ARENA

April 11, 2014 | UK | MANCHESTER | APOLLO

April 12, 2014 | UK | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA

April 14, 2014 | UK | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY

April 15, 2014 | UK | GLASGOW | ACADEMY

April 16, 2014 | UK | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY

April 18, 2014 | GERMANY | FRANKFURT | JARHUNDERTHALLE

April 19, 2014 | GERMANY | ERFURT | THUERINGENHALLE

April 20, 2014 | GERMANY | BERLIN | COLUMBIAHALLE

April 22, 2014 | FRANCE | TOULOUSE | BIKINI

April 24, 2014 | FRANCE | LYON | RADIANT

April 25, 2014 | FRANCE | PARIS | ZENITH

April 27, 2014 | FRANCE | NANTES | ZENITH

April 28, 2014 | FRANCE | LILLE | L’AERONEUF

April 29, 2014 | BELGIUM | ANTWERP | LOTTO ARENA

May 02, 2014 | NL | AMSTERDAM | HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL

 

September 13, 2013
By WTofficial 2 comments

WT World Facts: Newcastle

Academy, Newcastle

Every week, we’re digging into our archives to find Within temptation-facts about every city we’re visiting during the World Tour in 2014. Each week we’re looking for facts, old pictures and videos from past show.

We are also visiting cities we’ve never visited before during the tour. This week’s World Tour Facts covers one of those cities: we will visit Newcastsle for the first time this year so we cant’t share any of our memories with you yet, but we are going to make new memories on the 29th of January 2014!

Let us know if you’re coming to see us and what you’re expecting of the shows, or what locations we should visit while we’re there in the comments below!

Why Newcastle?

We are performing at the Academy in Newcastle during our World Tour in 2014! This is actually the first time we’re visiting Newcastle and the Academy for a show. Aside from Newcastle, we’re visiting Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow in the United Kingdom! Check the tourpage for a complete overview of the first dates of our world tour.

Newcastle in facts:
-About 250 000 city inhabitants
- The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the first rotating bridge in the world.
- Coal was discovered in 1234 and Newcastle became the first coal port in the world.
- First reinforced concrete buildings in the world were built in Newcastle by William Boutland Wilkinson.
- Polls have reported that Newcastle is the politest city in Britain, and the North East has the best-behaved drivers.
- Mosely Street in Newcastle was the first street in Britain to be lit by electric light bulbs (1880) and is said to have been the first in the world (1818) to be lit by gas.

photos and videos

We’ve never been to Newcastle before, so we won’t ask you to share your Newcastle-stories. You can let us know if you’re coming to see us and what you’re expecting of the show in the comments below!

 

August 30, 2013
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WT World Facts: Manchester

WT World Facts Manchester

Every week, we’re digging into our archives to find Within temptation-facts about every city we’re visiting during the World Tour in 2014. Each week we’re looking for facts, old pictures and videos from past show.

Do you have memories, pictures or videos of shows in Manchester you’d like to share? Post them underneath this article!

We’re also collecting your posts on Pintrest, so keep those pictures and videos coming.

Why Manchester?
During our World tour in 2014 we will visit Apollo in Manchester (UK) on the 27th of January! Our show in Manchester is the 8th show of our World Tour next year.
We visited Manchester four times before: during the Silent Force Tour in 2006, twice in 2007, during the Heart of Everything Tour, and the last time we visited Manchester was during The Unforgiving Tour in 2011. We’re coming back to Manchester next year with a great new show!

Manchester in facts:
- About 512.000 inhabitants
- The atom was first split in Manchester, 1917
- On average, more than 1mm of rain falls in Manchester on 143 days a year
- Some bands that have emerged from the Manchester music scene include, Oasis, elbow, New Order, The Fall and Joy Division
- A car fuelled only by used coffee grounds made the trip from London to Manchester in 2010. The ‘car-puccino’ refuelled every 60 miles and used the equivalent of 11,000 espressos.

photos and videos


setlist

Setlist Manchester

Show us your memories, pictures and videos of our shows in Manchester in the comments below!

August 16, 2013
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Compilation album Delain

Compilation album Delain

Delain, our support act for the first dates of the tour in 2014, will release a compilation album this year. The band is releasing the album called ‘Interlude’ as a present for their fans, before the band releases their new studio album.

The songs on the album are a collection of songs you never heard before. Some were songs that never made it to the album the band was writing for at the time, but were too good not to use anywhere else, some are live versions and some are completely new. The band started rewriting and remixing songs to make  all the songs work together.

Delain will be joining us at the following shows:

Date Place Venue Tickets
January 16 Lyon (FR) Radiant TICKETS
January 17 Paris (FR) Zenith TICKETS
January 20 Toulouse (FR) Le Bikini TICKETS
January 21 Nantes (FR) Zenith TICKETS
January 22 Lille (FR) Aeronef TICKETS
January 24 Birmingham (UK) Academy TICKETS
January 25 London (UK) Wembley Arena TICKETS
January 27 Manchester (UK) Apollo TICKETS
January 28 Glasgow (UK) Academy TICKETS
January 29 Newcastle (UK) Academy TICKETS
January 31 Erfurt (DE) Thüringenhalle TICKETS
February 1 Berlin (DE) Columbiahalle TICKETS
February 2 Hamburg (DE) Sporthalle TICKETS
February 3 Cologne (DE) Palladium TICKETS
February 5 Ludwigsburg (DE) Arena TICKETS
February 6 Frankfurt (DE) Jarhunderthalle TICKETS
February 7 Munich (DE) Tonhalle TICKETS
February 11 Antwerp (BE) Lotto Arena TICKETS
February 14 Amsterdam (NL) Heineken Music Hall TICKETS
June 4, 2013
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Support act first shows: Delain

Support act Delain

We can announce our support act for the first shows of our World Tour in 2014!

The Dutch Symphonic Metal band Delain will be opening up for us at our shows in France, Germany, the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands. Check the dates below!

Delain was founded by Martijn Westerholt – Robert’s brother and ex-Within Temptation member – and front woman Charlotte Wessels, in 2002. Martijn left Within Temptation due to an illness shortly after the release of Mother Earth, after which he co-founded Delain. The band released their debute album “Lucidity” in 2006, for which Sharon was asked to join in for the song “No Compliance”.

Last year, Robert and Sharon also featured in the music video for “We Are the Others”.

Delain will be joining us at the following shows:

Date Place Venue Tickets
April 06 Munich (GER) Tonhalle TICKETS
April 07 Hamburg (GER) Sporthalle TICKETS
April 08 Cologne (GER) Paladium TICKETS
April 09 Ludwigsburg (GER) Arena TICKETS
April 11 Machester (UK) Apollo TICKETS
April 12 London (UK) Wembley Arena TICKETS
April 14 Newcastle (UK) Academy TICKETS
April 15 Glasgow (UK) Academy TICKETS
April 16 Birmingham (UK) Academy TICKETS
April 18 Frankfurt (GER) Jarhunderthalle TICKETS
April 19 Erfurt (GER) Thueringenhalle TICKETS
April 20 Berlin (GER) Columbiahalle TICKETS
April 22 Touluse (FR) Bikini TICKETS
April 24 Lyon (FR) Radiant TICKETS
April 25 Paris (FR) Zenith TICKETS
April 27 Nantes (FR) Zenith TICKETS
April 28 Lille (FR) L’aeroneuf TICKETS
April 29 Antwerp (BE) Lotto Arena TICKETS
May 02 Amsterdam (NL) Heineken Music Hall TICKETS
April 25, 2013
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Ticket sales France, Germany and UK start today

ticket sales france, Germany and UK start today

We announced the first dates of our world tour in 2014 last week. Ticket sales for the shows in France, Germany and the UK are starting today at 11.00 AM (GMT+1).

The pre-sale balcony tickets for the show in Birmingham are all sold out, but there will be more balcony tickets available today!

 

(RIGHT CLICK ON THE LINK AND OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW)

Date Place Venue Tickets
January 16 Lyon (FR) Radiant TICKETS
January 17 Paris (FR) Zenith TICKETS
January 20 Toulouse (FR) Le Bikini TICKETS
January 21 Nantes (FR) Zenith TICKETS
January 22 Lille (FR) Aeronef TICKETS
January 24 Birmingham (UK) Academy TICKETS
January 25 London (UK) Wembley Arena TICKETS
January 27 Manchester (UK) Apollo TICKETS
January 28 Glasgow (UK) Academy TICKETS
January 29 Newcastle (UK) Academy TICKETS
January 31 Erfurt (DE) Thüringenhalle TICKETS
February 1 Berlin (DE) Columbiahalle TICKETS
February 2 Hamburg (DE) Sporthalle TICKETS
February 3 Cologne (DE) Palladium TICKETS
February 5 Ludwigsburg (DE) Arena TICKETS
February 6 Frankfurt (DE) Jarhunderthalle TICKETS
February 7 Munich (DE) Tonhalle TICKETS

 

You can find a complete overview of the tourdates including the festival season on the Tourpage.

March 1, 2013
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Album World Tour 2014


European dates

 

Ticket salesfor the European dates of the World Tour have started. Read the complete message explaining the rescheduling of the tour, here.

Date Place Venue Tickets
February 26 Helsinki (FI) Cable Factory TICKETS
February 28 Moscow (RU) Arena TICKETS
March 01 St Petersburg (RU) A2 TICKETS
March 04 Vilnius (LT) Teatro Arena TICKETS
March 05 Minsk (BY) Sporthalle TICKETS
March 06 Kiev (UA) Stereoplaza TICKETS
March 08 Poznan (PL) Sala Ziemi TICKETS
March 09 Warsaw (PL) Torwar TICKETS
March 11 Prague (CZ) Mala Sports Hala TICKETS
March 12 Bratislava (SK) Refinery Gallery TICKETS
March 14 Budapest (HU) Petofi Hall TICKETS
March 15 Vienna (AT) Gasometer TICKETS
March 16 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion TICKETS
April 06 Munich (GER) Zenith TICKETS
April 07 Hamburg (GER) Sporthalle TICKETS
April 08 Cologne (GER) Paladium TICKETS
April 09 Ludwigsburg (GER) Arena TICKETS
April 11 Manchester (UK) Apollo TICKETS
April 12 London (UK) Wembley Arena TICKETS
April 14 Newcastle (UK) Academy TICKETS
April 15 Glasgow (UK) Academy TICKETS
April 16 Birmingham (UK) Academy TICKETS
April 18 Frankfurt (GER) Jarhunderthalle TICKETS
April 19 Erfurt (GER) Thueringenhalle TICKETS
April 20 Berlin (GER) Columbiahalle TICKETS
April 22 Toulouse (FR) Bikini TICKETS
April 24 Lyon (FR) Radiant TICKETS
April 25 Paris (FR) Zenith TICKETS
April 27 Nantes (FR) Zenith TICKETS
April 28 Lille (FR) L’aeroneuf TICKETS
April 29 Antwerp (BE) Lotto Arena TICKETS
May 02 Amsterdam (NL) Heineken Music Hall SOLD OUT
May 03 Amsterdam (NL) Heineken Music Hall TICKETS
February 26, 2013

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"Whole World is Watching" EP
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