Sharon den Adel, Within Temptation’s talented vocalist, has exclusively revealed on the band’s website the joyous news that she is expecting a baby! At the same time though, she apologizes to fans that this means the tour dates for Spring 2011 have been re-scheduled for Autumn 2011.  She openly states:  ”To be honest, this was not planned, but we are very happy about this surprise! Our children are an enrichment of our lives.” Visit www.within-temptation.com for Sharon’s comments in full.

Within Temptation are very honored that the clamor by fans for tickets has meant that the dates in London, Paris, and Copenhagen have already been upgraded to bigger venues.

Due to this strong demand, the band are pleased to announce 12 additional shows to the re-scheduled European tour. The tour now kicks off on September 21st and will also see the band visit Portugal and the Czech Republic.

Within Temptation are currently in the studio finalizing their long awaited fifth studio album with producer Daniel Gibson. Titled The Unforgiving, this is the band's first concept album and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade,Darkness and X-men) to draw the characters and scenery of The Unforgiving.

The album is set for release in March 2011, via Sony Music in Continental Europe and Roadrunner Records in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Japan, and Australia.

Within Temptation European Headline Tour September / October / November 2011

Tickets purchased for the original dates will remain valid for all rescheduled dates.

21-09-2011 – HEERHUGOWAARD (NL) - Waerdse Tempel (moved from 25-02-2011)
23-09-2011 – TILBURG (NL) – 013 (moved from 27-02-2011) – SOLD OUT

25-09-2011 – TILBURG (NL) – 013 (additional show)

27-09-2011 – AMSTERDAM (NL) – Paradiso (moved from 28-02-2011) – SOLD OUT

28-09-2011 – AMSTERDAM (NL) – Paradiso (moved from 01-03-2011) – SOLD OUT

29-09-2011 – GRONINGEN (NL) – Oosterpoort (moved from 06-03-2011)

06-10-2011 – LILLE (F) - Laeronef (additional show)

07-10-2011 – NANTES (F) – Le Zenith (additional show)

08-10-2011 – LYON (F) - Transbordeur (additional show)

10-10-2011 – MADRID (E) – La Riviera (moved from 25-03-2011)

11-10-2011 – PORTO (P) - Coliseum (additional show)

12-10-2011 – LISBON (P) - Coliseum (additional show)

14-10-2011 – BARCELONA (E) - Razzmatazz (moved from 24-03-2011)

15-10-2011 – TOULOUSE (F) – Le Bikini (additional show)

17-10-2011 – MILAN (I) - Alcatraz (moved from 22-03-2011)

18-10-2011 – ZURICH (CH) - Volkshaus (moved from 21-03-2011)

20-10-2011 – VIENNA (A) – Gasometer (moved from 18-03-2011, original venue: Arena)

21-10-2011 – PRAGUE (CZ) – Kd Vltavska (additional show)

22-10-2011 – KRAKOW (PL) – Studio (additional show)

23-10-2011 – WARSAW (PL) – Stodola (moved from 15-03-2011)

25-10-2011 – COPENHAGEN (DK) – KB Hallen (moved from 11-03-2011, original venue: Vega)

26-10-2011 – GOTHENBURG (S) – Trädgårn (additional show)

27-10-2011 – STOCKHOLM (S) - Arena (moved from 09-03-2011)

28-10-2011 – OSLO (N) – Sentrum (moved from 10-03-2011)

04-11-2011 – LUXEMBURG (L) – Rockhal (moved from 01-04-2011)

05-11-2011 – KERKRADE (NL) – Rodahal (moved from 02-04-2011)

06-11-2011 – PARIS (F) – Le Zenith (moved from 27-03-2011, original venue: Le Bataclan)
08-11-2011 – BIRMINGHAM (UK) – Academy (additional show)

09-11-2011 – MANCHESTER (UK) – Academy (additional show)

10-11-2011 – GLASGOW (UK) – Barrowlands (additional show)

11-11-2011 – LONDON (UK) – Brixton Academy (moved from 30-03-2011, original venue: Shepherd’s Bush)

13-11-2011 – BRUSSELS (B) – AB (moved from 31-03-2011) – SOLD OUT
15-11-2011 – STUTTGART (D) - Longhorn (additional show)

16-11-2011 – COLOGNE (D) – E-Werk (moved from 28-03-2011)

19-11-2011 – HAMBURG (D) – Docks (moved from 13-03-2011)

21-11-2011 – BERLIN (D) - Columbiahalle (moved from 14-03-2011)

23-11-2011 – DRESDEN (D) - Schlachthof (moved from 17-03-2011)

24-11-2011 – MUNICH (D) - Tonhalle (moved from 20-03-2011)

25-11-2011 – FRANKFURT (D) - Hugenottenhalle (additional show)