Within Temptation — the leaders of dark anthems, with a career spanning two decades — have announced their 2019 North American tour plans. The band will embark on a tour of the U.S. and Canada this coming winter. The tour kicks off February 28 in Baltimore and runs through March 19 in Los Angeles. The trek makes several stops in Canada.
Special guests will be In Flames and Smash Into Pieces. All confirmed tour dates are below.
The band will now release its new album Resist on February 1 via Spinefarm in the U.S.
Check out the latest video for “Raise Your Banner,” featuring In Flames singer Anders Friden,:
and listen to the first single “The Reckoning,” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach.
Resist marks a departure from Within Temptation‘s past. The record is armed with 10 anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks. It brings a futuristic take on metal to the table — both instrumentally and thematically. “Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for Resist, Within Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore,” the band stated.
“With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face — a very dark one,” said singer Sharon den Adel. “Sometimes, it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like and roughen it up as much as we could, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our take on metal in a new way: to give modern music its rebellious edge.”
WITHIN TEMPTATION ON TOUR:
With In Flames and Smash Into Pieces:
2/28: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
3/1: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
3/2: New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
3/3: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/5: Montreal, QC @ Olympia
3/6: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
3/8: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
3/11: Denver, CO @ The Summit
3/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
3/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
3/15: Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
3/16: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
3/18: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
3/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater
ABOUT WITHIN TEMPTATION:
With 6 studio albums under their belt — Enter , Mother Earth , The Silent Force , The Heart of Everything , The Unforgiving , and Hydra  — and more than 3.5 million record sales to their name, Within Temptation – led by the aforementioned den Adel and Robert Westerholt — are a force to be reckoned with; one of the world’s most successful heavy rock groups. Within Temptation have previously headlined all the major festivals in Europe — Download, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Graspop, and Woodstock Poland, as well as many other events. Within Temptation have received numerous international awards, including a World Music Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, a Metal Hammer Award, and many more. Within Temptation’s 2014 album Hydra reached the top 10 of the album charts in ten countries. With #16 on the American Billboard chart, it was their most successful US-release to date and subsequently presented live by the band on a sold-out US-tour. The band’s European tour kicks off in October and consists of 35 dates in 18 countries. More dates around the globe will follow in 2019.