Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION proudly announce the upcoming 12 dates on 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. Lead vocalist 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.” Tickets for WITHIN TEMPTATION tour dates will go on sale April 4th with an added bonus, according to den Adel: “To reward our most loyal fans, we're designing a specially made art poster for those who buy their ticket before April 30th, 2014. It is strictly limited, will be signed by the band, and will not be offered for sale. So make sure you get your tickets before April 30th!” Fans can pick up their lithograph at the merchandise table by showing the date of purchase on their concert ticket. WITHIN TEMPTATION’s headlining North American “Hydra World Tour” dates are: 09/25/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA 09/26/14 Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA 09/28/14 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO 09/30/14 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN 10/01/14 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL 10/02/14 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI 10/03/14 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA 10/05/14 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA 10/07/14 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD 10/09/14 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA 10/10/14 Terminal 5 – New York, NY 10/11/14 The Palladium – Worcester, MA This February, Hydra debuted at #16 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s first appearance in the Billboard Top 20. The album also secured the #1 position on both the Billboard Top Independent Albums & the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums charts. In Europe, Hydra debuted at #1 in The Netherlands & The Czech Republic and secured the #2 position in Switzerland & Finland, #4 in Germany, #6 in the U.K., and #9 in France. Fans can order CD & vinyl versions of Hydra from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/WT-Hydra-NB. Official WITHIN TEMPTATION music videos include: • “The Whole World Is Watching” featuring Dave Pirner - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRNPkJ0ELPc • “Dangerous” featuring Howard Jones – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAiV8RpqzME • “Paradise (What About Us?)” featuring Tarja Turunen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy6MpsDPKts Visit WITHIN TEMPTATION online at www.WITHIN-TEMPTATION.com. Like: www.facebook.com/WTOFFICIAL Follow: twitter.com/WTOFFICIAL Watch: www.YouTube.com/WTOFFICIAL