just wrapped up their Automatic Empire Tour
in the US and are now taking the show abroad to select cities in Germany and Spain. Harris will continue to perform the iconic albums Automatic
n a series of small clubs. Nearly every single date SOLD OUT
in advance of the tour but have no fear, Ronan Harris
is slated to return to the states in December for fans who may have missed him this time around. Harris will be performing DJ sets at Bar Standard
in Denver, CO
on December 30th
and at The Regent
in Los Angeles, CA
on December 31st
to ring in the new year. For more information, please visit: http://www.anachronsounds.de
When asked about what sparked the desire to perform Automatic and Empires in full in exclusively intimate venues, Ronan Harris said: “The idea came about when a small Youth Club asked if VNV would play a show to support their organization. We played it the night before a huge sold-out show in Munich. Quite a contrast. It was packed solid, we’d minimal lighting, a tiny stage, and it was like a trip back in time to our early shows. Raw, punk, in your face and energetic. I wanted a special set so I picked the two classic albums that older and newer generations of fans respectively regard as our best. We were inundated with fan requests to do it again so we did a one-off tour in Europe. Always intimate, stripped down shows in small clubs. People rarely get to see us like that and some of the songs are rarely played live so it’s a unique experience. North American fans demanded it too so I decided to do it here too. No other reason other than because fans would love it and wanted the chance of a one-off show like this.”
VNV Nation is a European based alternative electronic project led by Ronan Harris in the roles of singer, songwriter, and producer.
Never content with fitting in a category, VNV Nation’s sound blends poetic and thought-provoking lyrics with a sound that ranges from melodic dance beats and indie-electronic anthems, to haunting ballads and post-classical soundtrack pieces. Their live shows are legendary for their energy and positive emotion, drawing a devoted fanbase from across the musical spectrum to sold out tours and headline appearances at festivals.
Over the course of the project’s career, VNV Nation has continued to reach new heights, with its last 3 albums charting top 10 on the European mainland. The last release Resonance produced with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, charted respectively at No. 3 and No. 4 in the Billboard Classical Crossover and Billboard Classical Album charts.
Harris was born in Dublin, Ireland and currently lives in Hamburg, Germany.