Paradise Lost Celebrate Twenty Fifth Anniversary With Very Special UK Tour

In a career that has spanned 25 years and 13 albums, there isn't much that hasn't already been said about the UK's doom / gothic metallers Paradise Lost.

The bands offical recording debut came in 1990 with the Lost Paradise album. The genesis of the band is a time the bands' guitarist Aaron Aedy recalls somewhat fondly:

I remember our first rehearsal at Studio X in the Dean Clough complex of Halifax, it was Saturday March 26th between the hours of one and four pm. We had a few ideas flying around and managed to write our first opus 'Blood-filled-eyes' and start our 2nd 'Plains of Desolation', I can only describe these songs as unique.

Afterwards we all went to the pub after to celebrate. Three and a half months later we were playing live, supporting Acid Reign and Re-Animator at the legendary Frog and Toad Night Club in Bradford. We had a 30 minute slot and only 15 minutes of music so we played one song twice, attempted a Sodom cover we hadn't even learned and Nick [Holmes, vocals] did his stand up for the rest of it.

To celebrate a quatrer of a century of bringing glamour and gloom to the masses Paradise Lost have announced 4 UK shows with Very special guests Lacuna Coil with another Special guest yet to be announced.

The Dates are:

General Sale tickets are on sale as of Friday 24th May.
Tyhere is a special VIP package available to purchase (limited to 25 per venue). This package includes:

  • An EXCLUSIVE deluxe box containing 2 engraved beer glasses featuring all the bands album titles and crown of thorns logo.
  • EXCLUSIVE VIP Only T-Shirt with artwork from the forthcoming 'Tragic Illusion' album.
  • A 180 gram vinyl copy of the reissued landmark 'GOTHIC', personally signed by all the band members.
  • Crown of Thorns Tote Bag
  • VIP lanyard and laminate allowing you access to the show
  • Early access to the show
  • Meet and greet with the band
  • Photo opportunity with the band (please bring your own camera)

Cristina from Lacuna Coil had this to say about playing these shows with Paradise Lost:

Paradise Lost were in between the bands that strongly influenced me
as a singer, when I started my career with Lacuna Coil, so it is just
awesome for me to realise we'll share the stage with them on this upcoming tour.

I am sure that the dark vibe coming from the stage will totally embrace old school and new fans making it an event you absolutely CAN'T miss! Boy, I can't wait!!!"

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Paul always wanted to be a rock star but his fingers were to short to play guitar and he couldn't get his hands and feet quite coordinated enough to be a drummer. No one wanted to hear him sing so now he writes about things he only wishes he could do.