Finnish alt rockers Poets of the Fall will embark on a five–city tour of India later this month, in support of their latest album Temple Of Thought. The band will play in Bengaluru, Delhi and Pune in collaboration with VH1, and in Hyderabad and Kolkata. This would be their third visit to India; the first time they played in the country was at IIT Kanpur’s annual rock show called Synchronicity in 2007. Last year, Poets of the Fall headlined the Great Indian Octoberfest, held in Bengaluru in November.
India is a favorite tour stop for the band who have had an overwhelming response on their previous tours. “We have a lot of fans in India and after our first concert, we have been getting a lot of fan mail and download hits from the country. That was a mindblowing gig for us (Synchronicity). Thousands of people came for the show and there were people standing outside the venue watching us from treetops and building roofs. At one point, when we were signing autographs after show, about 50 people came forward and we all felt mobbed. That was real fan power, which we didn’t expect in this part of the world at all,” singer Marko Saaresto had told ROLLING STONE India last year.
The band released their fifth album Temple of Thought in March 2012 and will be releasing it in India on August 3rd, 2012.