TUSKA CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY – HIM TO HEADLINE
At last have the stars and hearts aligned, and HIM’s first ever Tuska-appearance is finally coming to fruition. HIM’s Tuska show has been in the works practically the entire existence of the festival. It’s also noteworthy that this will be HIM’s first outdoor show in their hometown Helsinki.
Tuska’s and HIM’s histories intertwine from the start as some of the most prolific names of the booming Finnish metal scene during the change of the millennium. Both entities got their start around the same time as HIM frontman Ville Valo and Tuska-founder Tony Taleva hung out in the thriving Helsinki music scene. Ville’s band started their journey to become one of the biggest names of the era and the festival that Tony started went on to become the mainstay of the Finnish metal scene as the metal biggest festival in the country.