Within Temptation vocalist Sharon Den Adel is featured in a new interview with Finland’s Chaoszine. She discusses the band’s new single, “Don’t Pray For Me”, their next festival show in Finland, which will take place on August 5th at Himos Metal Festival, and plans for Within Temptation’s next album.
Sharon: “We don’t have an official date yet, but we are working, as we speak still, on finishing songs. And, of course, we have released a lot of songs during the Corona time. Those songs are going to be on the album as well. So, I think we have to finish up a third still, and we’re going do it in the beginning of next year. Somewhere next year we will release a new album with the songs that we already released.”
Within Temptation recently released their new single, “Don’t Pray For Me”, an anthem for pursuing one’s own destiny. Listen here, and watch an official music video below.
“We live in a world where cultures and beliefs are melting together, while at the same time acts of intolerance and injustice dominate the world,” states Within Temptation. “Both societal issues and a rapid increase in sub-beliefs have resulted in fear, fragmentation and disconnect.”
Singer Sharon den Adel adds, “‘Don’t Pray For Me’ strives against forcing beliefs and fears onto others and bears witness to being acceptive of everyone’s own journey. It is an anthem about coming to terms with the fact that beliefs can be fluid, in multiples, or frankly, different. The song is about allowing people to pursue their own destiny.”
After a very busy summer festival season, Within Temptation will embark on an American stadium tour with the legendary Iron Maiden, appearing as their special guests during the second leg of the tour, taking them to the biggest stages across America in October 2022.
Dates supporting Iron Maiden are as follows:
3 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
5 – Chicago, IL – United Center
7 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
9 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Centre
12 – Hamilton, ON – Firstontario Centre
15 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
17 – Worcester, MA – Dcu Center
19 – Belmont Park, NY – Ubs Arena
21 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
25 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
27 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Within Temptation will also perform a few exclusive North American headline dates on off-dates from the Maiden tour. Dates below:
4 – Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
8 – The Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
13 – M-Telus – Montreal, QC