Ville Valo on touring the states
In a recent interview with HIM frontman Ville Valo, Live Metal.net, the singer admitted that touring in the US was a ‘pain in the ass’.
Live-Metal.net: You have had a slow build in the United States. As you have toured the U.S. for the past few years, how has touring changed you?
Ville: “Well, to be brutally frank, touring in the States is a pain in the ass every now and then, because the travel is really, really heavy, especially on this tour. We just flew in from Seattle, tomorrow we are flying to New Orleans, so it is like zig zag, zig zag, zig zag. The distances are so long compared to Europe. Europe is a lot easier. It is like maybe 200 miles a night. You have a bit more time to hang out and sleep better and stuff like that. This is heavy duty traveling all the time. With ‘Dark Light’ being the first album properly released here, we have been doing some press for it and it’s being played on the radio now, thank God. Of course it has changed the vibe. A lot more people know who we are.”
Live-Metal.net: What does the future hold for H.I.M. as a band? I have heard that you have contemplated some solo work in the future.
Ville: Well, no, no no. I have a few more PINK FLOYD-ish things that I have been writing in the past, but we will probably incorporate that into H.I.M.’s music, as well. Because at the end of the day when I start writing a song, it always ends up being on our album.”