It’s been four years since the last The Rasmus album Dark Matters. During the last pandemic-infused year, The Rasmus have been busy recording their 10th album together with UK based, Danish born producer Joshua, whose credits include Kent, MEW, Kashmir, Guano Apes, Broder Daniel and Carpark North.
The Rasmus’ singer Lauri Ylönen discusses “Bones”: “It’s about bad karma. Whatever you leave behind in life, you’ll find in front of you one day. This song presents a slightly different sound but still has the typical dark layer of The Rasmus.”
“Bones” will be followed by more singles in the Autumn, leading up to a full album release in 2022 (details to follow). The band have also announced a worldwide tour for 2022 in support of the new album – check out all the dates below. Tickets are on sale now at www.therasmus.com.
THE RASMUS TOUR 2022
Mon 10 Germany Hamburg Markthalle Tue 11 Germany Berlin Metropol Wed 12 Poland Warsaw Proxima Thu 13 Poland Krakow Kwadrat Fri 14 Germany Leipzig Taubchental Sat 15 Czech Rep. Prague Forum Karlin Mon 17 Hungary Budapest BNMC Tue 18 Austria Vienna Ottakringer Brauerei Wed 19 Germany Munich Neue Theaterfabrik Fri 21 Italy Milan Fabrique Sat 22 Switzerland Bern Bierhubeli Sun 23 France Paris La Maroquinerie Mon 24 Luxembourg Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal Tue 25 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof (Halfhouse) Thu 27 Germany Cologne LMH Fri 28 Holland Haarlem Patronaat Sun 30 England Nottingham Rock City Mon 31 England Manchester O2 Ritz
Tue 01 Scotland Glasgow Garage Wed 02 England Bristol O2 Academy Thu 03 England London O2 Forum Kentish Town Sat 05 Ukraine Kiev Mc Hall Sun 06 Ukraine Lviv Malevich Club Mon 07 Ukraine Odessa Musical Comedy Theatre Tue 08 Ukraine Dnipro Shynnic House Of Culture Wed 09 Ukraine Kharekiv Mekhanika Fri 11 Russia Moscow Stadium Sat 12 Russia St Petersburg A2
About THE RASMUS:
The Rasmus were formed in 1995 while the members were still in high school. Their debut, Peep, rapidly went gold in their homeland Finland, making the members rock stars at the age of 16. The follow-up, Playboys, also went gold and earned the group an Emma, Finland’s version of a Grammy. Their third album, Hell of a Tester, included “Liquid,” a track that was voted Best Single of the Year by Finland’s music critics. 2001’s Into album went double platinum in their native country, with its debut single, “F-F-F-Falling,” hitting the top of the charts. An international audience started to build, and the band toured throughout Europe. Their fifth album Dead Letters, released in 2003, became the band’s biggest breakthrough yet, due in large part to the success of the single “In the Shadows”. 2005’s Hide from the Sun went platinum in Finland. Their fourth Finnish chart-topper, Black Roses, was released in 2008, produced by Desmond Child. After the release of compilation Best of The Rasmus: 2001-2009 and a 2011 solo LP from Lauri Ylönen titled New World, The Rasmus released their self-titled eighth album, The Rasmus in 2012. The band returned in 2017 with the album Dark Matters. The Rasmus are still one Europe’s most in demand rock acts. They have toured Scandinavia many times as well as Central Europe, Asia, Japan, Canada, USA and South America.
Albums: Peep (1996, Warner),
Playboys (1997, Warner),
Hell Of A Tester (1998, Warner), Into (2001, Playground),
Dead Letters (2003, Playground),
Hide From the Sun (2005, Playground), Black Roses (2008, Playground), The Rasmus (2012, Universal), Dark Matters (2017, Playground)
THE RASMUS are:
Lauri Ylönen – vocals
Eero Heinonen – bass
Pauli Rantasalmi – guitars
Aki Hakala – drums