VV is Ville Valo and for those not familiar with VV or Ville. He was the frontman of the iconic Finnish band, HIM, and he’s given fans a wonderful moody song. His first since his 3 song EP Gothica Fennica Vol 1 (2020).
I squealed with excitement when the Instagram account “reactivated” and prayed to the Music Gods that it meant there was something new coming from VV.
Something new it was.
New album! VV’s debut solo album will be released later this year called Neon Noir.
New tour. (tour dates below)
The Music Gods were kind to fans.
The debut single from Neon Noir, is “Loveletting” and as a long time fan of Ville’s talent and HIM, this song for me encapsulates Ville’s craft to be able pull at the heart strings with a heartbreaking yet hopeful song that is also just damn catchy.
I feel this song could have been easily plopped into the HIM album Venus Doom (one of my favourite albums by HIM). It has the same vibe and energy of that album.
Listen or watch the video for “Loveletting” below.
Neon Noir European & US Tour Dates for 2023
JAN 13, 2023 Tavastia, Helsinki (FI)
FEB 14, 2023 Proxima, Warsaw (PL)
FEB 15, 2023 Kwadrat, Krakow (PL)
FEB 16, 2023 Lucerna Music Bar, Prague (CZ)
FEB 17, 2023 Huxley’s, Berlin (DE)
FEB 18, 2023 Fabrik, Hamburg (DE)
FEB 20, 2023 Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
FEB 21, 2023 Batschkapp, Frankfurt (DE)
FEB 22, 2023 Komplex, Zurich (CH)
FEB 24, 2023 Razzmatazz, Barcelona (ES)
FEB 25, 2023 La Riviera, Madrid (ES)
FEB 26, 2023 Cineteatro Capitolio, Lisbon (PT)
FEB 27, 2023 Hard Club, Porto (PT)
MAR 02, 2023 Alcatraz, Milan (IT)
MAR 03, 2023 Backstage Werk, Munich (DE)
MAR 04, 2023 Barba Negra, Budapest (HU)
MAR 05, 2023 Arena, Vienna (AT)
MAR 07, 2023 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette (LU)
MAR 08, 2023 LMH, Cologne (DE)
MAR 09, 2023 Le Trabendo, Paris (FR)
MAR 10, 2023 O2 Academy, Bristol (GB)
MAR 11, 2023 Rock City, Nottingham (GB)
MAR 13, 2023 Garage, Glasgow (GB)
MAR 14, 2023 O2 Ritz, Manchester (GB)
MAR 15, 2023 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (GB)
APR 01, 2023 Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia PA (USA)
APR 02, 2023 Big Night Live, Boston MA (USA)
APR 04, 2023 Roxian Theater, Pittsburgh PA (USA)
APR 05, 2023 House of Blues, Cleveland OH (USA)
APR 06, 2023 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI (USA)
APR 08, 2023 Bogarts, Cincinnati OH (USA)
APR 09, 2023 House of Blues, Chicago IL (USA)
APR 11, 2023 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis MN (USA)
APR 13, 2023 Summit Music Hall, Denver CO (USA)
APR 14, 2023 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT (USA)
APR 16, 2023 Ace of Spades, Sacramento CA (USA)
APR 17, 2023 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA (USA)
APR 18, 2023 Belasco, Los Angeles CA (USA)
APR 21, 2023 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV (USA)
APR 22, 2023 House of Blues, San Diego CA (USA)
APR 23, 2023 Van Buren, Phoenix AZ (USA)
APR 25, 2023 House of Blues, Dallas TX (USA)
APR 26, 2023 Aztec Theater, San Antonio TX (USA)
APR 27, 2023 House of Blues, Houston TX (USA)
APR 28, 2023 House of Blues, New Orleans LA (USA)
APR 30, 2023 House of Blues, Orlando FL (USA)
MAY 01, 2023 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale FL (USA)
MAY 03, 2023 Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA (USA)
MAY 04, 2023 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN (USA)
MAY 05, 2023 Underground, Charlotte NC (USA)
MAY 07, 2023 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD (USA)
MAY 08, 2023 Irving Plaza, New York NY (USA)T
Photo Credit: VV