Daniel Lioneye, the side project from HIM guitarist Linde Lindström, will be going out on tour with popular metal band Cradle of Filth early next year.
The tour will be Cradle of Filth’s first since 2009 and will also feature openers Nachtmystium and Turisas.
The Creatures from the Black Abyss tour will kick off on February 1 in Houston and wrap up March 13 in Atlanta.
Daniel Lioneye began in 2001 as a tongue in cheek side project for HIM.
The band’s original album The King of Rock N’ Roll featured Lindström on lead vocals and guitar and HIM members Mige Paananen on vocals and guitar and Ville Valo on drums and The Skrepper’s vocalist Hiili Hiilesmaa on keyboards.
The King of Rock N’ Roll earned the group quite a bit of attention, which resulted in the title track being the theme song for Bam Margera’s TV show Viva La Bam.
For the band’s second album, Lindström was looking to take the group in a heavier metal direction.
Simply called Vol. II, Daniel Lioneye’s North American debut is heavier than the band’s prior release, making it an extreme rock n’ roll album with influences from black metal.
Consisting of Linde/Daniel Lioneye on guitars, bass and vocals, Emerson Burton (HIM) on keyboards and Bolton (Enochian Crescent) on drums, the band continues to embrace breaking boundaries and taking new directions.
It was also recently announced that Lindström has joined Metallica bassist Jason Newstead on the track “Out of My Mind” from the all-star charity project WhoCares featuring Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan alongstide keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Nicko McBrain.
Lindström is engaged to Iommi’s daughter Toni-Marie Iommi former singer for the band Lunarmile and current frontwoman of the Finland-based rock outfit Halo.
Cradle of Filth Tour Dates
February 1 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
February 2 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
February 4 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 5 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
February 6 – Las Vegas, NV@ House of Blues
February 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
February 9 – San Francisco, CA@ Regency Ballroom
February 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
February 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
February 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
February 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
February 16 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
February 18 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
February 20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
February 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
February 25 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
February 26 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
February 27 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
February 28 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
March 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
March 3 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
March 4 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
March 5 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
March 6 – Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
March 8 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
March 9 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
March 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
March 12 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone
March 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade