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- 30/10/2022Find ticketsRock City - Nottingham The Rasmus Oct 30 2022 19:00 On partner siteSunday 19:00Rock City - NottinghamThe RasmusOn partner site
- 31/10/2022Find ticketsO2 Ritz Manchester - Manchester The Rasmus Oct 31 2022 19:00Monday 19:00O2 Ritz Manchester - ManchesterThe Rasmus
- 01/11/2022Find ticketsGlasgow Garage - Glasgow The Rasmus Nov 01 2022 18:30Tuesday 18:30Glasgow Garage - GlasgowThe Rasmus
- 02/11/2022Find ticketsO2 Academy Bristol - Bristol The Rasmus Nov 02 2022 19:00Wednesday 19:00O2 Academy Bristol - BristolThe Rasmus
- 03/11/2022Find ticketsO2 Forum Kentish Town - London The Rasmus Nov 03 2022 19:00Thursday 19:00O2 Forum Kentish Town - LondonThe Rasmus
Finnish chart-topping alt-rockers
Finnish quartet The Rasmus formed in Helsinki in 1995 while frontman Lauri Ylönen, bassist Eero Heinonen, guitarist Pauli Rantasalmi, and drummer Jarno Lahti were all still in school. Lahti left after only a year, replaced by Janne Heiskanen, and the band went on to release their funk-rock influenced debut Peep in 1996. By the following year, they’d already won an EMMA (the Finnish Grammys) for Best Newcomer.
The Rasmus’s second album followed that same year. Playboys saw the band’s following in their homeland grow steadily, but things took a significant leap forwards with 1998’s Hell Of A Tester. Abandoning the funk trappings of their early work, The Rasmus moved towards a darker, more melodic alt rock sound and won Best Single Of The Year from the Finnish music press for the song Liquid.
Heiskanen left the band shortly afterwards, replaced on drums by Aki Hakala. Their first album with Hakala, 2001’s Into, extended The Rasmus’s popularity beyond their native Finland and the band capitalised on this with 2003’s slick Dead Letters and the singles F-F-F-Falling and In The Shadows.
Over the rest of the ’00s, The Rasmus held tight to their position as Finland’s premier rock band as well as increasing their footprint across the rest of Europe and the UK. Hide From The Sun and Black Roses both topped the Finnish album charts and the band rounded out the decade with the Best Of 2001–2009 compilation.
In the wake of their 2012 self-titled album, The Rasmus were uncharacteristically quiet. It was only in 2016 that word emerged of a new album. Dark Matters arrived in 2017.
In 2021, The Rasmus announced that they'd been working on a new album, set for release in 2022. The first single, Bones, was released in May 2021 along with details of The Rasmus UK tour dates for October and November 2022.
The Rasmus have confirmed UK dates for October and November 2022.
The Rasmus will play UK shows in:
Tickets for all UK dates go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 14 May 2021.