Within Temptation to play two virtual shows in July

Author Arto Mäenpää - 1.6.2021

Radically evolving by combining crossover genres with rock and metal it has become clear that Within Temptation has never been bounded by frontiers. The band now takes it one step further by announcing the details of an immersive show that is out of this world – literally! Welcome to “Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality”.

“During the whole pandemic we weren’t keen on doing a livestream. The magic of seeing and hearing a band perform live – combined with the energy of the crowd – is something you cannot simply recreate with a livestream. So, for a long time we were clueless. One thing we knew for sure: we would not compromise on a livestream if we could offer something out of the ordinary, something jaw dropping, intriguing, spectacular and mythical!”

“Then we found it: a world that we could shape into our wildest fantasies and in which we, as a band, could perform while still maintaining the dynamics and magic of our traditional live-show. We are absolutely thrilled to invite you to Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality. A show that takes place in different scenes of a post-apocalyptic world, in which we are witness of the aftermath of destruction of mankind. A world in which it is unknown if anyone or anything of the human race survived. It is a search for answers about both its becoming as well as its legacy.”

– Sharon den Adel

The Aftermath is a show fueled by bleeding-edge technology that enables the band to do a performance that is out of this world – literally! In the one-hour show Within Temptation will play a variety of newer and older songs in four different worlds that interact with both the band and the music. Expect guest singers from all over the world to join the band on stage for striking duets in even more striking settings.

With the show Within Temptation builds a bridge between the now and the next time the band will be able to play again.

“We are absolutely gutted that the Worlds Collide Tour has been pushed back again and we cannot perform live in the same venue as our fans. With this digital show we hope that the fans can still feel our energy, our love for – and above all: our passion for music. Take care and we hope to see you on July 8 or July 9”.


  • July 8, 2021, Europe (8PM CEST / 7PM BST).
  • July 9, 2021, Northern and Southern America (8pm ET (UTC-4) / 5pm PT (UTC -7) / 9pm BRT (UTC3) / 7pm CST (UTC -5).

Tickets are available for 24,99 euro (1 person) or 29,99 euro (2 or more people watching in the same room) at within-temptation.com

Along with the event Within Temptation announces the release of a brand new single “Shed My Skin” – out one week before the show (June 25).  For the song the band has teamed up with a German metalcore band Annisokay. The collaboration resulted in a heartfelt, bombastic metal anthem.

Shed My Skin” is the third single in the series of Within Temptation’s independent releases and will be out via all streaming services June 25. Official music video will be shown for the first time during Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality July 8 and July 9.