NIKLAS KVARFORTH’S SHINING ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE DATES
Sweden’s Shining have added more countries to its 2015 touring schedule, with a return to Italy in November, and the band’s first ever visit to Russia in December. With Shining’s new touring policy of concentrating on dates in individual countries rather than long treks through several countries at a time, and shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany already announced, the band have confirmed a hunk of dates in support of their ninth full-length album IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends.
The band’s ‘controversial’ frontman and founder Niklas Kvarforth explained the reason why they’ve decided to knock long periods of time on the road on the head: “Basically we want to be able to give our audience the best show possible each time we are on stage. And weeks on the road stuck on a cramped, uncomfortable nightliner, with people you don’t even know and with no privacy in which to be able to rest and relax, is not conducive to any of us being able to give it our best on stage, particularly myself. So that’s something we will definitely not be doing. We have also decided that we do not want to be shunted into the usual venues that every tour seems to hit, but rather to choose to play better venues, with better facilities not only for ourselves, but also for the audience, wherever possible.”
In addition to the series of individual dates, Shining are also set to play a number of festivals throughout the year, kicking off with London’s Incineration Festival next weekend! All the band’s confirmed dates so far are shown here:
09 May, Incineration Festival, London, England
03 July, Hard Rock Laager, Vana-Vigala, Estonia
30 July, Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany
25 Sept, Mörkaste Småland, Hultsfred, Sweden