Holland's THE GATHERING have issued the following update on their current and upcoming activities:
"The band will be touring 'till December, after which they will take some time off for Anneke [van Giersbergen, vocals] to give birth to her first child. Meanwhile during rehearsals and at home the band will carry on writing songs.
"Anneke is still doing fine, while she's on tour and pregnant at the same time. Because a tour means hard work, she needs to be careful with the energy she's got and she needs her rest from time to time. She is dedicated to finishing this tour just as energetic as the way they started it. Meanwhile the baby often tramples gently to their music."