DELAIN Working On New Album; European Tour Dates Announced

DELAIN — the project founded by ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (brother of WITHIN TEMPTATION's Robert Westerholt) — has scheduled the following European tour dates in 2011:

Apr. 29 - UK - Manchester - Academy 3
Apr. 30 - UK - London - O2 Islington Academy
May 01 - UK - Glasgow - The Cathouse
May 02 - UK - Leamington - The Assembly
May 04 - FRA - Strasbourg - La Laiterie
May 05 - FRA - Lyon - CCO
May 06 - ESP - Barcelona - Salamandra1
May 07 - ESP - Madrid - Sala Caracol
May 08 - FRA - Marseille - Poste a Galene
May 09 - ITA - Milano - Alcatraz
May 11 - SWI - Luzern - Schüür
May 12 - GER - Stuttgart - Röhre
May 13 - GER - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
May 14 - GER - München - Backstage
May 15 - HUN - Budapest - Diesel
May 17 - POL - Warsaw - Stodola
May 18 - GER - Berlin - K17
May 19 - GER - Hamburg - Knust
May 20 - GER - Köln - Underground
May 21 - FRA - Paris - Elysee Montmartre

Support on all dates will come from SERENITY.

DELAIN will release its third album in January/February 2011 via Roadrunner Records.

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The band recently announced the addition of bassist Otto "The Baron" Schimmelpenninck van der Oije (DETONATION) to the group's ranks.

DELAIN's second album, "April Rain", was released in North America on June 30, 2009 via Sensory Records (with U.S. distribution through Ryko and Canadian distribution through Sonic Unyon). The North American version of the album features a bonus track — "Come Closer" — which was previously only available on the limited-edition digipack version of the LP.

DELAIN last year parted ways with guitarist Ronald Landa due to musical differences. He has since been replaced by Ewout Pieters.

"April Rain" benefitted from the return of NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala who provided male vocals on two tracks, as well as world-renowned cellist Maria Ahn.

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