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12th July 2017


Anneke van Giersbergen's Vuur will release their debut album, 'In This Moment We Are Free – Cities', on 20th October 2017 through InsideOutMusic.

Each track on the new album is named after a city that made an impression on Anneke while touring the world, and to celebrate the release they have launched a contest where fans can guess each of the locations featured on the album, and win exclusive and rare merchandise.

You can enter the competition right here.

Anneke told us:

"Often I have a strong feeling for a city where I perform. It can be anything, sometimes I visualize a city as a man or a character, or sometimes something happened in that city that I want to write about.

"All eleven songs on the album pay tribute to a certain city and with this contest we'd like to give our fans the opportunity to guess which cities will be featured on the album and win some unique items."


Vuur also recently announced they will team up with Scar Symmetry for a short co-headline tour in December. Opening act for these exclusive shows will be My Propane.

Anneke had this to say:

"We're very excited to present our debut album live and hit the road this December. Scar Symmetry and Vuur will each be playing full sets every night. Vuur's setlist consists of mostly new material, but the audience will get to hear some of my previous outings and collaborations as well."

Dates are:

December 7th: Le Trabendo Paris (FRA)
December 8th: Biebob Vosselaar (BE)
December 9th: The Dome London (UK)
December 10th: Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht (NL)

As well as this, in May 2018 Residentie Orkest, The Hague will host an encounter with Anneke van Giersbergen. Both nights will feature a career-spanning concert with orchestral arrangements. The song selection will even include material from her yet to be released Vuur album.

Anneke says about this:

"It's such an honour to be backed by these grand classical musicians with strings and brass interpreting my music. The material will be an interesting cross-section of my career.

"Some reworks will be a contrast from the original and some, for instance like the song 'Travel', will be given a treatment that is a logical extension of the The Gathering's original album arrangement."

May 18th 2018: 013 Tilburg (NL)
May 19th 2018: Paard The Hague (NL)

Vuur recently released 'Days Go By – London', the first track taken from the forthcoming debut album, and here it is.

Vuur began playing live this Summer with dates at Neushoorn in Leeuwarden and Tuska Open Air in Helsinki and have also been confirmed as main support to Epica in late 2017. Here's all the dates:

14th July: Masters of Rock, Vizovice – Czech Republic
15th July: Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven – the Netherlands

Vuur as main support to Epica:

9th November: Klub Studio, Krakow – Poland
10th November: Masters of Rock Café, Zlín – Czech Republic
12th November: Kesselhaus, Berlin – Germany
13th November: Markthalle, Hamburg – Germany
14th November: Essigfabrik, Cologne – Germany
15th November: La BAM, Metz – France
17th November: Stereolux, Nantes – France
18th November: Krakatoa, Bordeaux – France
20th November: La Riviera, Madrid – Spain
24th November: Razzmatazz, Barcelona – Spain
25th November: Le Moulin, Marseille – France
26th November: Le Transbordeur, Lyon – France
29th November: Bakcstage Werk, Munich – Germany
3rd December: L'Aéronef, Lille – France


Vuur are:
Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) - vocals
Ed Warby (Hail Of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) - drums
Jord Otto - guitars (My Propane, ex-ReVamp)
Ferry Duijsens - guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream Of Passion) - bass


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