Danish-Swedish quartet VOLA are delighted to announce that they will be returning to the UK and Europe in February 2022, joining US Rock four-piece Starset as their special guests on a 20-date tour calling through Luxembourg, The Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Belgium and France. You can get tickets here.
Speaking about the upcoming tour VOLA says: “We are thrilled to join the American rock phenomenon Starset on their upcoming EU/UK tour. The time has finally come for us to tour Europe and the UK again after 2019. It has been way too long, and we impatiently look forward to meeting you, our beloved fans, on the road again.” This will be the first opportunity for many of the fans ever growing fanbase to hear songs from the bands’ new album Witness in person, following the bands’ intimate but stunning live-streamed spectacle – Live from the Pool, where fans were able watch the Danish-Swedish quartet perform songs from their back catalogue in a unique online setting.
Released in May this year, Witness has already passed 7m streams and shines a light on the subject of failed relationships, on a societal scale—the friction between leaders and followers, which is caused by the misuse of power. The album was produced by the band and was mixed and mastered by the Grammy nominated Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amaranthe). Witness has seen the band continue their incredible upward trajectory, with 3 singles being playlisted at Kerrang! Radio, as well as high praise from Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, Distorted Sound Magazine and The Riot Act Podcast.
“If I zoom in,” guitarist-singer Asger Mygind says. “The failure is born from unrequited love, grief, manipulative behaviour and insecurity. Connecting it with the album title, one could view the characters portrayed in the lyrics as being witnesses to the dissolution of the bond they have created with people in their lives.”
VOLA wrote the songs after they returned from their successful 2019 headline tour across Europe. The tour had a string of sold-out shows along the way. It capped off an incredible two years, which had seen them also tour with Dream Theater, Anathema, Katatonia, Haken, Monuments, as well as show-stealing performances at Euroblast, Ramblin’ Man Fair, Radar Festival, Bloodstock, Damnation Fest, Tech Fest and more.
Always evocative, VOLA glide along, barely a breath away from their subject matter, holding the listener close and silent as you observe the journey unfold. It’s their ability to create a cinematic aesthetic that allows you to be a detached observer, but also enveloped in the narrative, pulling you deeper within the rabbit hole, following the story further down into its veins.
VOLA are Asger Mygind (vocals/guitar), Martin Werner (keys), Nicolai Mogensen (bass) and Adam Janzi (drums).
Tue 15th February 2022 – Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal
Wed 16th February 2022 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Melkweg Max
Fri 18th February 2022 – UK, London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Sat 19th February 2022 – UK, Wolves – Steelmill
Sun 20th February 2022 – UK, Glasgow – Garage
Tue 22nd February 2022 – UK, Nottingham – Rock City
Wed 23rd February 2022 UK, Manchester – Academy 2
Fri 25th February 2022 – Switzerland, Zurich – Komplex 457
Sat 26th February 2022 – Germany, Munich – Tonhalle
Mon 28th February 2022 – Italy, Milan – Alcatraz
Wed 2nd March 2022 – Czech Republic, Prague – Lucerna Music Bar
Thu 3rd March 2022 – Hungary, Budapest – Durer Kert
Fri 4th March 2022 – Austria, Vienna – Simm City
Sun 6th March 2022 – Poland, Warsaw – Proxima
Mon 7th March 2022 – Germany, Berlin – Hole 44
Tue 8th March 2022 – Germany, Hamburg – Markthalle
Thu 10th March 2022 – Germany, Cologne – Live Music Hall
Fri 11th March 2022 – Germany, Frankfurt – Zoom
Sat 12th March 2022 – Belgium, Antwerp – Trix
Mon 14th March 2022 – France, Paris – L’élysée Montmatre
Nordic tour March 2022