Anticipation is mounting as Paradise Lost unveil the fine artwork to their latest album and announce a string of tour dates across the UK. With the band’s stock running high in the wake of the quite monumental ‘Faith divides us… Death Unites us”, not to mention the well-received ‘Draconian Times’ tour and DVD, ‘Tragic idol’ is shaping up to be one of the year’s most exciting releases. We will provide more details as they appear… in the meantime cheeck out the gorgeous album cover and accompanying press release below.
PARADISE LOST are now unveiling the cover artwork for their much anticipated new studio album “Tragic Idol” set to be released on April 23rd, 2012 in Europe via Century Media Records. The album’s artwork was designed by Parisian designer Valnoir (www.metastazis.com), who has not only worked on this band’s release, but also with artists such as Morbid Angel, Laibach, Ulver, Watain and more than 150 others.
Furthermore the band will be touring the UK this April performing tracks from their forthcoming album “Tragic Idol”. To celebrate the event PARADISE LOST will have a very limited number of VIP tickets available (10 per show) which you can purchase online on Wed 1st February 2012 from the band’s website www.paradiselost.co.uk Nick Holmes comments on the tour as follows: “This is a pretty extensive UK tour for us, I’m speechless and excited. It’s nice to know there’s a WH Smith in every town we play”
Here are the dates:
16.04 Cardiff – Great Hall 2 (www.seetickets.com)
17.04 Southampton – The Brook (www.wegottickets.com)
18.04 Folkestone – Quarterhouse (www.seetickets.com)
19.04 Colchester – Arts Centre (www.colchesterartscentre.com)
20.04 Stoke – Sugarmill (www.seetickets.com)
22.04 York – The Duchess (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
23.04 Glasgow – King Tuts (www.gigsinscotland.com)
24.04 Sheffield – Corporation (www.seetickets.com)
25.04 Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms (www.kililive.com)
26.04 Nottingham – Rescue Rooms (www.seetickets.com)
27.04 Manchester – Club Academy (www.kililive.com)
29.04 London – Scala (www.kililive.com)
30.04 Norwich – Waterfront (www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk)
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