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PARADISE LOST - 25th Anniversary UK Tour

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British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost have announced a four dates tour in UK and a special performance at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.
The band started a career dating back in 1988 and since then Paradise Lost have not only created and defined genres and styles, but almost immediately transcended them. Guitarist Aaron Aedy remembers the early days: "I remember our first rehearsal at Studio X in the Dean Clough complex of Halifax, it was Saturday March 26th between the hours of one and four pm. We had a few ideas flying around and managed to write our first opus "Blood-filled-eyes" and start our 2nd "Plains of Desolation", I can only describe these songs as unique. Afterwards we all went to the pub after to celebrate. Three and a half months later we were playing live, supporting Acid Reign and Re-Animator at the legendary Frog and Toad Night Club in Bradford. We had a 30 minute slot and only 15 minutes of music so we played one song twice, attempted a Sodom cover we hadn't even learned and Nick (Holmes, vocals) did his stand up for the rest of it."
Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards will be held on 17th June At London's esteemed Indigo2 venue, with headliners Motorhead. For this special show Paradise Lost invited their friends Cristina Scabia (Lacuna Coil) and Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) as special guests to present a very special set-list. Beside this special show the band will play four dates across UK, a tour titled "Tragic Illusion UK Tour", together with Italian modern gothic metallers Lacuna Coil and other, yet to be announced guests. Check the dates on a flyer! Nick Holmes had to say this about the forthcoming anniversary shows: "25 years IS a long time, on the surface we may look ramshackled, but playing music for so many years has kept us young in our hearts and I truly believe that a youthful spirit is one of the greatest things you can’t buy in a pub. We have written many albums, played many concerts; we are older and not really any wiser, but there is a strong possibility we may play a song you thought we never would. So please come along and join the celebrations with us, including our biggest UK headline show to date!"
And Cristina (Lacuna Coil) adds: "Paradise Lost were in between the bands that strongly influenced me as a singer, when I started my career with Lacuna Coil, so it is just awesome for me to realise we'll share the stage with them on this upcoming tour. I am sure that the dark vibe coming from the stage will totally embrace old school and new fans making it an event you absolutely CAN'T miss! Boy, I can't wait!!!"
Tickets went on presale on 22nd May. Special VIP package is also available to buy (limited to 25 per venue). More exciting anniversary announcments including a special audio surprise for fans are expected soon. Stay tuned! Link

Paradise Lost - Tragic Illusion UK Tour 2013:
Oct 30th - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
Oct 31st - Glasgow – ABC
Nov 1st - Manchester – Ritz
Nov 3rd - London – Roundhouse