VNV Nation Biography

The Irish/English duo, VNV Nation (aka Ronan Harris � production, music and lyrics, and Mark Jackson � drums) is, without a doubt, one of the leaders in the world of alternative electronic music. Their unique sound and songwriting style combine contemporary electronic, alternative, indie and dance music with thematic, insightful lyrics and inspiring, emotive vocals. The music can range from hard-edged dancefloor anthems, to haunting ballads, to symphonic orchestrations.
VNV Nation has also earned incredible acclaim for energetic live shows that have become a must-see for anyone who has heard about them. Their world tours have seen the band play sellout shows across Europe and North America and play as one of the headlining acts at some of the best-known alternative festivals in the USA, Germany, Sweden and many other countries, such as Coachella (US), Street Scene (US), Mera Luna (D), WGT (D), Arvika (SE) and more.

Latest Album: Reformation 01

Critics hailed their last album �Judgement� (2007), as their strongest album to date. The album showed a big step forward in terms of the band�s definitive songwriting, production and music styles, and its mix of a broad range of contemporary alternative music with the distinctive VNV Nation sound. After the release of the album, an unofficial video was created for the song �Illusion�, from the album, which has been played 1.2 million times on Youtube, alone. The album has sold 50,000 copies to date.
VNV Nation�s releases have consistently topped alternative charts for the last 10 years and scored high on major charts. �Judgement� reached #2 on the US iTunes Electronic Albums Chart, #3 on the Canadian iTunes Electronic Albums Chart, #3 on the US Billboard Electronic Albums chart, #7 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #28 on the US Billboard Independent Chart, #1 on the German Alternative Chart, #3 on the German College Radio chart and #1 on the Italian Alternative Chart.
The band has gained a devoted, fanatical and diverse worldwide following that draws fans from a wide range of musical backgrounds and countries and which also includes many major alternative artists.
In late 2008, the band formed the label �Anachron America�, the North American counterpart to their self-owned European label �Anachron Sounds�. This new label is a partnership with RED, one of the 3 main independent distributors in North America, and Channel Zero, a major player in American alternative music.
April 2009 will see the release of the band�s first box set, �Reformation 01�, followed in June by VNV Nation�s next album �Of Faith, Power and Glory� and a World Tour.

Band Members

Ronan Harris (music, lyrics, vocals)
Mark Jackson (drums)

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14 Aug 11 Germany Hildehsiem, Mera Luna Festival
28 Aug 11 UK Bradford, Infest Festival
03 Sep 11 Germany Berlin, E-tropolis Festival, Columbiagelände
04 Sep 11 Germany Deutzen, Nocturnal Culture Night, Kulturpark

(Extended live set - special guests STRAFTANZ (except Zürich)
presented by Zillo Magazine and Sonic Seducer)

06 Sep 11 Germany Giessen, Hessenhallen
07 Sep 11 Germany Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
09 Sep 11 Holland Tilburg, 013
10 Sep 11 Germany Magdeburg, Factory
11 Sep 11 Germany Cologne, Live Music Hall
13 Sep 11 Austria Vienna, Szene
15 Sep 11 France Paris, Le Divan du Monde
16 Sep 11 Belgium Antwerp, Trixx
17 Sep 11 Germany Erfurt, Gewerkschaftshaus
18 Sep 11 Germany Munich, Backstage Werk
20 Sep 11 TBA
21 Sep 11 TBA
23 Sep 11 Germany Krefeld, KuFa
24 Sep 11 Germany Dresden, Strasse E
25 Sep 11 Czech Rep Prague, Lucerna
27 Sep 11 Hungary Budapest, Dürer Kert
28 Sep 11 Poland Warsaw, Progresja
30 Sep 11 Germany Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
01 Oct 11 Switzerland Zurich, "Schwarzer Ball" @ X-TRA
(special guests for UK shows TBC)
05 Oct 11 Scotland / Alba Glasgow, Classic Grand
06 Oct 11 England Newcastle, Legends
07 Oct 11 England Sheffield, Corporation
08 Oct 11 England Birmingham, HMV Institute
09 Oct 11 England London, Koko
11 Oct 11 England Southampton, Talking Heads
12 Oct 11 Wales / Cymru Cardiff, Globe