SHINING will kick off their European autumn shows at the Grenswerk in Venlo (NL) tomorrow, Friday 16th of October, where Swedish mastermind Niklas Kvarforth will be joined by label mates DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. For a complete list of shows, please see below.
The Swedes will be eschewing the usual practice of dragging bands on lengthy tours through several countries in favour of shorter runs on a country-by-country basis.
During this period SHINING will visit a total of nine countries in support of their critically acclaimed ninth full-length album ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’. A special double gatefold edition of the album in black and white marble vinyl strictly limited to 300 copies will be available for sale exclusively on the tour.
A list of all dates can be viewed below.
SHINING in Benelux
16 Oct 15 Venlo (NL) Grenswerk +DER WEG EINER FEIHEIT
17 Oct 15 Hasselt (BE) Muziekodroom +DER WEG EINER FEIHEIT
18 Oct 15 Hilversum (NL) Krachtstroom XL
SHINING in Italy
05 Nov 15 Roma (IT) Traffic Live
06 Nov 15 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
07 Nov 15 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club
SHINING in Germany +DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT +IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
12 Nov 15 München (DE) Backstage
13 Nov 15 Stuttgart (DE) Keller Klub
14 Nov 15 Essen (DE) Turock
15 Nov 15 Köln (DE) Underground
17 Nov 15 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
18 Nov 15 Berlin (DE) Magnet
19 Nov 15 Hamburg (DE) Logo
SHINING in Spain
03 Dec 15 Almassera, Valencia (ES) Sala Rock City
04 Dec 15 Murcia (ES) Sala Garaje Beat Club
05 Dec 15 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
06 Dec 15 Barcelona (ES) Sala Boveda
07 Dec 15 Bilbao (ES) Stage Live
SHINING in Russia
11 Dec 15 Moscow (RU) Club Volta
12 Dec 15 St. Petersburg (RU) Club Phoenix
Frontman and founder Niklas Kvarforth explains the reason behind his band’s decision not to spend long periods of time on the road: “Basically we want to be able to give our audience the best show possible each time we are on stage. Being stuck on a cramped, uncomfortable nightliner with people you don’t even know and no privacy in which to be able to rest and relax for weeks on the road, is not conducive to any of us and particularly myself to be able to always deliver a top performance. Therefore we will definitely not do this. We have furthermore decided that we do not want to be shunted into the usual venues that every tour seems to hit. We rather play better venues with better facilities – not only for ourselves, but also for the audience, wherever possible.”
SHINING have previously revealed the first video featuring a track taken from their acclaimed new full-length ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’.
The brutal imagery “Vilja & Dröm” is following the Swede’s tradition to hold an artistic mirror up to the face of humankind in order to throw its ugly reflection back onto itself: homo homini lupus est. The clip has been directed by Martin Strandberg and can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/126175257
SHINING are touring in support of their latest full-length ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’.