WITHIN TEMPTATION have confirmed they will release a live acoustic album on NOVEMBER 2nd. Titled AN ACOUSTIC NIGHT AT THE THEATRE, the album will show an entirely different but still captivating side of the band: one that can be simplified and stripped down.
In November 2008, Within Temptation branched out and embarked on a sold-out intimate theatre tour with seated audiences. This gave them the opportunity to rearrange several classics from their extensive catalogue to particularly suit an acoustic performance. The recording on this album is from the show at the Muziekcentrum Frits Philips in Eindhoven, Holland on November 30.
Robert Westerholt (guitar) explains, “I was fascinated by the idea of giving our audience a much more individual experience by focussing on the essence of our songs and reducing the show to a minimum. At the same time the acoustic arrangements and sounds let you hear different influences in our music – for example, some Celtic elements which I think come out best when played acoustically.”
Sharon den Adel adds, “To show this other side of Within Temptation has been a dream of mine for quite some time. It was great to see that not only our existing fans but also people seeing us for the first time enjoyed it so much.”
Two special guests are included here. Keith Caputo (Life Of Agony) joins in on prior single What Have You Done and The Gathering’s Anneke van Giersbergen makes a powerful duo with Sharon on a soaring Somewhere.
The album also contains the brand new song Utopia, written during the rehearsals for the theatre tour. A duet with UK singer-songwriter Chris Jones (whom Sharon met while working with world-famous DJ Armin van Buuren on his track In And Out Of Love), Utopia will also be available as a digital single prior to the album release. The band are set to film a video shortly with director Oscar Verpoort.