DELAIN — the Dutch gothic rock/metal project founded by ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (brother of WITHIN TEMPTATION's Robert Westerholt) — will embark on a tour of the U.K. in April. The band's schedule is shaping up as follows:
March 21 - UK - London - Garage
March 22 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
March 23 - UK - Glasgow - Cathouse
March 24 - UK - Dudley - JB's
March 25 - UK - Leeds - Rio's
March 27 - BEL - Vosselaar - Biebob
DELAIN's second album, "April Rain", will be released in the U.K. on January 25, 2010 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was released in North America on June 30 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 recently parted ways with guitarist Ronald Landa due to musical differences. He has since been replaced by Ewout Pieters.
DELAIN bassist Rob van der Loo sat out the band's European tour with SONATA ARCTICA due to other personal commitments. He was temporarily replaced by Roel Vink. Rob still played the tour's Dutch dates.
"April Rain" benefits from the return of NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala who sings male vocals on two tracks, as well as world-renowned cellist Maria Ahn.