Within Temptation recently teamed up with innovative music video music app WholeWorldBand to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to be featured on one of their upcoming single releases. As musical collaborations go, the combination of chart-topping Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation and LA rap legend Xzibit isn't the most obvious. Yet the two parties have not only teamed up but produced the track “And We Run” that takes their two apparently diverse sounds and creates a natural mix. Such has been the response to "And We Run" as an album track that the band have chosen it as their next single.
Check out another great collaboration of contributors via the WorldWideBand App.
Yet the collaborations don't stop there. Within Temptation have also joined forces with the revolutionary iPad/iPhone music video platform WholeWorldBand to create a version of the song that allows fans to join them in the digital world. Singers, musicians, rappers - all can add their performance to the song or even replace an existing member of the band via an easy-to-use (and free!) app. The most successful contributions will be chosen to appear on one of the band’s next single releases. Furthermore, the winners will receive 2 tickets for a show including a meet & greet, photos with the band and a personal video message. Runner-up prices are a signed limited edition box set of the new Within Temptation album Hydra and a range of exclusive merchandise.
Says Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation): “We are continually amazed how talented our fans are, and we are always looking for ways to interact with them, so when we saw WholeWorldBand we were really excited. Now people can not only listen to our music, they can become part of it – and even make a video of themselves playing with the band at home using just an iPad or iPhone! We can’t wait to hear and see what collaborators they will do with “And We Run”. We’ll be watching our Facebook abd Twitter pages to see what videos appear from the fans in the weeks to come."
WholeWorldBand was created by legendary video maker Kevin Godley (Peter Gabriel, U2, Blur, Bryan Adams, and many more) as a way for musicians and fans to engage and make music videos together, and share them on social media such as Facebook and YouTube. Artists such as Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), David Gray,Passenger and many more are already using the platform to create exciting collaborations with fans from around the world. The app is a free download from the Apple App Store.
Following are YouTube clips for the original Within Temptation seed video and an example of a great collaboration of contributors via the WorldWideBand App.
Within Temptation have announced 12 dates for the North American leg of their Hydra World Tour, which launched in Finland in February. Opening all shows will be Swedish/Danish power/ melodic death metallers Amaranthe.
Sharon den Adel shares the following about the upcoming trek: “It's a great feeling that after so many years we are back with a coast-to-coast tour. The reception of our latest album Hydra has been overwhelming and we cannot wait to unleash the dragon overseas. Be sure that this time we'll bring our biggest and best North American live show so far.”
Fans can pick up their lithograph at the merchandise table by showing the date of purchase on their concert ticket.
25 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
26 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
28 - Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
30 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
1 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
2 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
3 - The Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
5 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
7 - Ram’s Head Live - Baltimore, MD
9 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
11 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA