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annekevangiersbergen acoustictour2022The award-winning Dutch artist will be hitting the road again next spring in support of her album ‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’. Anneke’s most recent release was very well received by both critics and fans. ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN has announced a string of dates for her forthcoming “Darkest Skies” tour, set to hit the road in April and May 2022.

Anneke comments: “I’ve missed performing live so much and I’m very excited to think about how the new songs on the album will sound live! I’m just really looking forward to getting out there and seeing everyone again. The wonderful Heather Findlay will join me as my special guest, with the exception of the Klangfarben Musikfestival.”

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN - Darkest Skies Acoustic Tour
Special Guest: Heather Findlay
20 Apr 2022 – (UK) London, The Garage
21 Apr 2022 – (FR) Paris, Petit Bain
22 Apr 2022 – (BE) Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest
23 Apr 2022 – (DE) Trier, Mergener Hof
24 Apr 2022 – (CH) Martigny, Caves du Manoir
25 Apr 2022 – (CH) Langenthal, OldCapitol
26 Apr 2022 – (DE) Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
27 Apr 2022 – (IT) Trezzo sull'Adda, Live Club
28 Apr 2022 – (DE) Munich, Backstage
29 Apr 2022 – (AT) Kufstein, Klangfarben Musikfestival “The Art of Solo 2022”
30 Apr 2022 – (DE) Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle Club
02 May 2022 – (DE) Hamburg, Stage Club
03 May 2022 – (DE) Dresden, Schauburg
04 May 2022 – (DE) Berlin, Hole44
06 May 2022 – (DE) Leipzig, Kupfersaal
07 May 2022 – (DE) Hanover, Faust
08 May 2022 – (DE) Münster, Jovel Club
09 May 2022 – (DE) Cologne, Kulturkirche

‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’ is available as eco-friendly CD Digipak (plastic-free), as 180g Gatefold LP (incl. the album on CD) and as digital album. It was released on February 26, 2021. Click here to order the album:

‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’ is Anneke’s 23rd career album. It proves, once again, that the award-winning Dutch artist defies being pigeonholed by any genre. After thirteen years as the front woman for melancholic metallers, THE GATHERING, she struck out on her own in 2007. Since then, her creativity has known no bounds. Anneke quickly solidified a successful solo career (initially under the moniker AGUA DE ANNIQUE), and has recorded and performed with Canadian metal genius DEVIN TOWNSEND multiple times. She has also lent her serene yet powerful voice to the likes of: ANATHEMA, Icelandic folk group ÁRSTÍÐIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION, AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, AMORPHIS, and prog legend John Wetton.

2012s ‘Everything is Changing’ was something of a milestone in Anneke’s solo career. The album, which was the first to be released under her own name, received two Edison Award nominations - Holland’s most prestigious music prize - in the categories “Best Female Artist” and “Best Album”. In 2015, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN and Arjen Lucassen (AYREON) released their collaborative album ‘The Diary’ under the name THE GENTLE STORM. In October 2017, Anneke’s progressive metal outfit VUUR released their much-anticipated debut album. ‘In This Moment We Are Free - Cities’ entered the Dutch Album Top 100 at number 2, Anneke’s highest-ever chart position.

Forever the unpredictable artist, in late 2018, Anneke released ‘Symphonized’, an 11-track live orchestral album. It was recorded at two career-spanning concerts alongside Residentie Orkest The Hague, and features rearrangements of songs from her entire back catalogue. 2019 saw Dutch music copyright organisation Buma Cultuur honour Anneke with the Buma ROCKS! Export Award. This is their award for the “Most Successful Dutch Artist Abroad” in Heavy Music. In 2021, the release of her new solo album ‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’ saw Anneke surprise her fans all over again.

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