Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR head out on UK & Europe headline tour this February

Press release

VUURLast October Anneke van Giersbergen’s new progressive metal band VUUR released their much-anticipated debut album, ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’. The album entered the Dutch Album Top 100 at number 2, Van Giersbergen’s highest-ever chart position.

Following their European run supporting Epica late last year, the band will head out on a headline run in the UK & Europe in February, and you can find the full list of dates below.

Anneke comments:

“At the moment we are busy rehearsing for the upcoming EU tour next month and we are very excited to go on the road again.

The setlist will include most tracks form the VUUR debut album, completed with some audience favourites from my back catalogue.

I’m proud to announce Votum as support for our continental European dates. We love Votum’s blend of powerful guitars and electronica and their unusual approach to atmospheric progressive metal. All in all this will be a great evening of music and we are looking forward to seeing everyone next month!“

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR – UK & European Tour 2018

Feb 06, 2018 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
Feb 07, 2018 – O2 ABC2, Glasgow UK
Feb 08, 2018 – Cluny, Newcastle UK
Feb 09, 2018 – Factory, Manchester UK
Feb 10, 2018 – Asylum, Birmingham UK
Feb 12, 2018 – Rockpalast, Bochum DE
Feb 13, 2018 – Marx, Hamburg DE
Feb 14, 2018 – Lido, Berlin DE
Feb 16, 2018 – Nová Chmelnice, Prague CZ
Feb 17, 2018 – Żaczek, Kraków PL
Feb 18, 2018 – A38 Hajó, Budapest HU
Feb 20, 2018 – Backstage Club, Munich DE
Feb 21, 2018 – ClubCANN, Stuttgart DE
Feb 22, 2018 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg DE
Feb 24, 2018 – Magazzini Generali, Milan IT
Feb 25, 2018 – MiniZ7, Pratteln CH


Watch the video for ‘My Champion – Berlin’ here:
Listen to the track ‘Freedom – Rio’ here:
Listen to the track ‘Days Go By – London’ here:
An album preview, including snippets of all songs is available here:

VUUR’s full length debut was produced by Joost van den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Other co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Esa Holopainen (Amorphis), Daniel Cardoso (Anathema), and both of VUUR’s guitar players wrote a song as well.

VUUR Cover‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’ tracklist:

  • My Champion – Berlin
  • Time – Rotterdam
  • The Martyr And The Saint – Beirut
  • The Fire – San Francisco
  • Freedom – Rio
  • Days Go By – London
  • Sail Away – Santiago
  • Valley Of Diamonds – Mexico City
  • Your Glorious Light Will Shine – Helsinki
  • Save Me – Istanbul
  • Reunite! – Paris

VUUR are:

Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) – vocals
Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) – drums
Jord Otto (My Propane, ex-ReVamp) – guitars
Ferry Duijsens – guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) – bass

VUUR online:



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