The US leg of the farewell HIM band tour Bang and Whimper 2017 was announced last week. Although I knew it was coming, I’m all kinds of mixed emotions over it… I don’t think many people realize that HIM tops the list of my favorite bands. I discovered them in early high school at a time where music was the most influential thing in my life. The beauty of their lyrics and music has stuck with me to this day.
Rock Allegiance 2013 allowed me to cross off the bucket list item of photographing them, but “go on tour with HIM” is still at the top of the list. Unfortunately, the announcement came that they were disbanding at the end of the year… I thought I’d have a lot more time to grow and improve before I even realistically thought about crossing that off the list, and I’m not even sure if it’s possible or how to make it happen now.
“In Joy and Sorrow” I went back and edited a few new shots from the time I did photograph HIM. Hopefully there will still at least be another opportunity on the tour later this year.