As the famous saying (nearly) goes, what have the Milanese ever done for us? Well, they gave us La Scala, the legendary opera house. Then there's the great footballing pillars of the San Siro, home to the duelling siblings of AC and Internazionale and, of course, the global hub of the fashion world. Plenty of architectural Gothic splendour to admire but, until the mid-nineties, not so much in the way of Gothic rock.
Enter Lacuna Coil. Fronted by two vocalists in Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro, the six-piece were formed in 1994 and have gradually veered toward what is now a darker yet more commercially appealing sound. This was encapsulated by the success of their last three albums (of seven), each of which has charted respectably in Italy and around Europe and with consistent success in America. Their seventh studio LP, Dark Adrenaline, was released in January of this year and made No 15 on the main US Billboard countdown, also collecting a top three listing on the indie chart.
The UK tour promises the only headlining dates of the year from Lacuna Coil and the shows are expected to last more than two hours. According to Cristina Scabbia, the Dark Legacy gigs will 'present the history of Lacuna Coil, melding old fans with a new generation of Coilers' and combining 'both the electric and acoustic vibe'.
The Dark Legacy tour kicks off in Norwich on 22nd October, followed by dates in Wolverhampton, Glasgow and Manchester, before the final gig at Koko in Camden on 28th October.
We have PRESALE tickets available now for most dates priced £17.50 for London and £15 for other locations. We also have a number of VIP packages available, priced £50 and including and gig ticket, some limited edition goodies and a meet-and-greet with the band!
Ahead of the autumn gigs, Lacuna Coil are supporting Marilyn Manson at the Brixton Academy on 5th July - there are literally just a handful of tickets available (£30).