PARADISE LOST To Embark On 25th-Anniversary 'Tragic Illusion' Tour

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have announced a four-date U.K. tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Support on the trek will come from Italian hevy rockers LACUNA COIL.

Commented PARADISE LOST vocalist Nick Holmes: "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 U.K. headline show to date!"

Added LACUNA COIL vocalist Cristina Scabbia: "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 realize 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 go on pre-sale Wednesday, May 22 and on general sale Friday, May 24. In addition, there will be a special VIP package available to buy (limited to 25 per venue) which includes:

* An exclusive deluxe box containing 2 engraved beer glasses featuring all the band's album titles and crown of thorns logo.
* Exclusive VIP-only t-shirt with artwork from the forthcoming "Tragic Illusion" album.
* A 180-gram vinyl copy of the reissued landmark "Gothic" album, personally signed by all the band members.
* Crown of Thorns tote bag
* VIP lanyard and laminate allowing you access to the show
* Early access to the show
* Meet-and-greet with the band
* Photo opportunity with the band (please bring your own camera)

PARADISE LOST will play the following shows:

Oct. 30 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Oct. 31 - Glasgow, ABC
Nov. 01 - Manchester, The Ritz
Nov. 03 - London, Roundhouse

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