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VNV NATION brings NOIRE to the world


Legendary electronic act VNV Nation has big news for fans – NOIRE, the highly-anticipated 10th studio album, is out via Metropolis Records on October 12th, the day they embark on a world tour, which kicks off in North America on November 16, 2018. VNV’s creative-force, Dublin-born Ronan Harris, describes “Noire” as a “dark and intense energy that doesn’t hold back.”

NOIRE is VNV Nation’s first studio album in 5 years. It was produced at Ronan Harris’ studio in Hamburg, Germany. The sound and style of the album is far-reaching with dark and ominous moments on tracks like “A million” to something symphonic like “All our sins”, to more melodic territory like “When is the future” and “God of all.”  A juxtaposition of classic and new studio technology was used to painstakingly craft NOIRE’s 70+ minutes / 13 songs.  NOIRE draws on a wealth of musical influences; from the bleaker, darker side of today’s dance music, all the way back to avant-garde composers from the end of the 19th century.  Citing inspiration from “70s electronic rock to dark machine-room beats, post-punk, alternative 80s, blues, electronic-pop, cinematic orchestrations, post-classical, dark-ambient and minimalist music,” Harris is immensely proud of the coming opus.


VNV Nation is known for unforgettable, energetic and inspiring live performances. The tour/show promises more to fans than seen before, presenting “Noire” alongside fan favourites and rarities. Special appearances from Berlin synthpop artist De/Vision and Cologne’s dark, new-wave upstarts, Holygram.

“VNV” stands for “Victory Not Vengeance”, espousing the artist’s core message that, “One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret.”  The sound blends poetic and thought-provoking lyrics and emotive music, ranging from electronic beats, alternative anthems and haunting ballads, to post-classical. Over its career, VNV Nation’s success has continued to grow. Its last 3 albums charted top 10 in Germany, and its last album Resonance achieved top 5 Billboard Chart positions in the US.


Fri/Oct-12                   Dresden, Germany                 Alter Schlachthof
Sat/Oct-13                  Erfurt, Germany                      Stadtgarten
Sun/Oct-14                 Stuttgart, Germany                Im Wizemann
Tue/Oct-16                 Prague, Czech Republic         Futurum Music Bar
Wed/Oct-17               Warsaw, Poland                     Progresja Music Zone
Fri/Oct-19                   Eindhoven, Netherlands        Effenaar
Sat/Oct-20                  Cologne, Germany                 E-Werk Köln
Sun/Oct-21                 Sint-niklaas, Belgium             De Casino
Tue/Oct-23                 Amsterdam, Netherlands      Melkweg
Wed/Oct-24               Bielefeld, Germany                Ringlokschuppen
Fri/Oct-26                   Berlin, Germany                      Columbiahalle
Sat/Oct-27                  Magdeburg, Germany           Altes Theater Magdeburg
Sun/Oct-28                 Munich, Germany                   Café Muffathalle
Tue/Oct-30                 Frankfurt, Germany                Batschkapp
Wed/Oct-31               Leipzig, Germany                   Haus Leipzig
Thu/Nov-1                  Rostock, Germany                  M.A.U. Club / Zabrik e.V.
Fri/Nov-2                    Hamburg, Germany               Mehr! Theater

Fri/Nov-16                  Austin, TX                               Barracuda
Sat/Nov-17                 Houston, TX                            White Oak Music Hall
Mon/Nov-19               Atlanta, GA                            Masquerade
Tue/Nov-20                Ft. Lauderdale, FL                  Culture Room
Wed/Nov-21              St.Petersburg, FL                   Jannus Live
Fri/Nov-23                  Philadelphia, PA                    Union Transfer
Sat/Nov-24                 New York, NY                        Irving Plaza
Sun/Nov-25                Boston, MA                            Royale
Tue/Nov-27                Montreal, QC                         Corona Theater
Wed/Nov-28              Toronto, ON                           Danforth Music Hall
Fri/Nov-30                  Detroit, MI                              St. Andrews
Sat/Dec-01                  Chicago, IL                             The Metro
Sun/Dec-02                 Minneapolis, MN                   Skyway Theater
Tue/Dec-04                 Denver, CO                            The Oriental Theater
Wed/Dec-05               Salt Lake City, UT                   The Metro
Fri/Dec-07                   Seattle, WA                            Neptune
Sat/Dec-08                  Portland, OR                          Roseland Theater
Sun/Dec-09                 Vancouver, BC                        Imperial Theatre
Wed/Dec-12               San Francisco, CA                  The Regency Ballroom
Thu/Dec-13                 Los Angeles, CA                     The Wiltern
Fri/Dec-14                   Phoenix, AZ                            Marquee
Sat/Dec-15                  Las Vegas, NV                        Backstage