20 October 2017
VUUR: Anneke van Giersbergen's VUUR release debut album 'In This Moment We Are Free - Cities' today!
VUUR:  Anneke van Giersbergen's VUUR release debut album 'In This Moment We Are Free - Cities' today!

Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band VUUR release their much-anticipated debut album, ‘In This Moment We Are Free - Cities’ today! It has been receiving fantastic reviews and you can find just a few below: 

“Powerful, melodic & expertly arranged” – Powerplay

“a punchy and upbeat take on modern progressive metal” – Prog Magazine

“a wonderful debut” – The Prog Report

Anneke comments:

“Today is a special day. For close to 2 years I have been living, breathing, writing, and recording this album. Producer Joost van den Broek, the guys in the band, and myself have worked very hard and we are immensely proud of the final result. I’m so glad all of you will now get to hear these songs!

At the moment we are gearing up towards our tour with Epica in November and our co-headlining shows with Scar Symmetry in December.

We can’t wait to play this album live, but first we are going to celebrate this release tonight, together with our friends and fans at Bar3, Rotterdam (NL).

Thank you all for the love and support!”

To celebrate the album’s release, VUUR will play a string of acoustic in-store performances in the Netherlands, details of which you can find below:

20th October – Release Party
Bar3 – Rotterdam – 20:00

21st October – In-Stores
Wil’m – Veghel – 11:00
Kroese – Arnhem – 13:00
Sounds – Tilburg – 16:00

22nd October – In-Stores
Concerto – Amsterdam – 13:00
North End – Haarlem – 15:15
Velvet Music – Leiden – 17:30

The album is available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD (including etching on side D) & digital download. Order now here: http://smarturl.it/VUURInThisMoment

Watch the video for ‘My Champion – Berlin’ here: https://youtu.be/gAwDw5zXtLI 

Listen to the track ‘Freedom – Rio’ here: https://youtu.be/Pgi5XeKBnUE 

Listen to the track ‘Days Go By – London’ here:https://youtu.be/Y3rT-X_zgOg 

An album preview, including snippets of all songs is available here:

VUUR’s full length debut was produced by Joost van den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Other co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Esa Holopainen (Amorphis), Daniel Cardoso (Anathema), and both of VUUR’s guitar players wrote a song as well. 

‘In This Moment We Are Free - Cities’ tracklist:
01. My Champion - Berlin
02. Time - Rotterdam
03. The Martyr And The Saint - Beirut
04. The Fire - San Francisco
05. Freedom - Rio
06. Days Go By - London
07. Sail Away - Santiago
08. Valley Of Diamonds - Mexico City
09. Your Glorious Light Will Shine - Helsinki
10. Save Me - Istanbul
11. Reunite! - Paris

The band will team up with Scar Symmetry for a short co-headline tour in December. Opening act for these exclusive shows will be My Propane.

Dec 07, 2017 Le Trabendo Paris (FRA)
Dec 08, 2017 Biebob Vosselaar (BE)
Dec 09, 2017 The Dome London (UK)
Dec 10, 2017 Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht (NL)

As well as this, in May 2018 Residentie Orkest The Hague will host an encounter with Anneke van Giersbergen. Both nights will feature a career-spanning concert with orchestral arrangements. The song selection will even include material from her VUUR album.

May 18, 2018 013 Tilburg (NL)
May 19, 2018 Paard The Hague (NL)

VUUR began playing live this Summer, and have also been confirmed as main support to EPICA in late 2017. You can find the full list of confirmed live dates below:

VUUR as main support to EPICA

9th November – Klub Studio, Krakow – Poland
10th November – Masters of Rock Café, Zlín - Czech Republic
12th November – Kesselhaus, Berlin – Germany
13th November – Markthalle, Hamburg – Germany
14th November – Essigfabrik, Cologne – Germany
15th November – La BAM, Metz – France
17th November – Stereolux, Nantes – France
18th November – Krakatoa, Bordeaux – France
20th November – La Riviera, Madrid – Spain
21st November – MEO Arena, Lisbon – Portugal
22nd November – Hard Club, Porto – Portugal
24th November – Razzmatazz, Barcelona – Spain
25th November – Le Moulin, Marseille – France
26th November – Le Transbordeur, Lyon – France
28th November – LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart – Germany
29th November – Backstage Werk, Munich – Germany
1st December – Estragon, Bologna – Italy
2nd December – Z7, Pratteln – Switzerland
3rd December – L’Aéronef, Lille - France

VUUR are:
Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) - vocals
Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) - drums
Jord Otto (My Propane, ex-ReVamp) - guitars 
Ferry Duijsens - guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) - bass

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