Delain announce 2011 UK tour

Dutch symphonic rock outfit Delain have announced a UK tour for next Spring.  The band’s current album, ‘April Rain’ is out now, with debut release ‘Lucidity’ also recently hitting UK shelves for the first time.  After sold-out shows at the end of 2009 and crowd-pleasing slots at the Hard Rock Hell and Sonisphere Festivals, Delain have built quite an audience via word-of-mouth.

UK dates roll out as follows.  Tickets are on sale now, at box offices and all usual agents.  You can also buy online at and

April 29th – Manchester, Academy 3 (0844 871 8803)
April 30th – London, O2 Islington Academy (0844 871 8803)
May 1st – Glasgow, Cathouse (0844 477 1000)
May 2nd – Leamington, The Assembly

Fronted by the fiery-tressed Charlotte Wessels, Delain is the brainchild of keyboardsman, Martijn Westerholt (brother of Within Temptation’s guitarist Robert Westerholt). It’s hard to imagine that only a few years ago Martijn was forced to leave the massively successful Within Temptation as Pfeiffer’s disease made it impossible for him to tour, given the demanding schedule. Things are able to work differently with Delain, as Martijn can call the shots. He says; “It may sound like a cliché, but it’s the music that really gives me a massive amount of energy.” “Touring still is quite challenging for me, but at the same time I really get a health kick out of it, so over the coming months I’d love to play as many places as possible, especially those where Delain has not played before.”

Meantime, the band is already working on their next album. Westerholt says, “The moment we were done with (‘April Rain’), we all started talking about the next! We have only just started as a band and at this point in our career there is a constant flow of ideas that we want to explore. We don’t want that source to dry up, so the writing continues. If it were up to me, Delain will be broadening all musical boundaries and we’re curious to see how far this band can take us.”


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