H.I.M. Singer Catches Flu, Band Cancel Spanish Concert

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. were forced to cancel their appearance in San Sebastian, Spain on Sunday (Feb. 15) "due to the flu bug that's been bothering Ville [Valo, singer] and some of the other guys since leaving Finland," according to a post on the band's web site. "[Ville] saw a doctor in Barcelona, who ordered new medication and absolute rest for at least two days. Ville did the show in Barcelona against doctor's orders, but unfortunately San Sebastian the following day had to be cancelled at short notice in order to guarantee the continuation of the tour.

"Our apologies to all who came to the show to find out that it was canceled ... and especially those who traveled long distances.

"All dates in Madrid, Tilburg, Birmingham and London are going ahead as planned."

As previously reported, H.I.M. are scheduled to release a "best of" collection, entitled "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004", in March. The upcoming CD will include the new tracks "And Love Said No" and "Solitary Man", which the band shot videos for in Philadelphia and Los Angeles last month.

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