Guitarist Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION) will join AGUA DE ANNIQUE — the band led by former THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen — for several shows this spring/summer, starting with the group's April 30 appearance at Rock'n Dark festival in Istanbul, Turkey. Jolie will be filling in for regular AGUA DE ANNIQUE axeman Joris Dirks, who is unable to make the dates because he and his wife are expecting twins. Anneke says, "I'm very excited to go out and play with Ruud, who is both a great guitar player and a very nice guy."

Anneke van Giersbergen and AGUA DE ANNIQUE performed on Monday, March 29 on the Dutch radio station 3FM during the "Giel Beelen" show. Watch video footage of their appearance below.

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN & AGUA DE ANNIQUE's third album, "In Your Room", was released on October 30, 2009. The 12-song effort was written entirely by Anneke except for two tracks: "Just Fine" was co-written with Devin Townsend and "Adore" was composed by AGUA DE ANNIQUE bassist Jacques de Haard and Cyril Crutz.

The "Hey Okay!" single was made available on October 6.

AGUA DE ANNIQUE has released three albums so far: "Air" (2007), "Pure Air" (2009) and "In Your Room" (2009).

(Thanks: Markus Rutten / www.sounds2move.de)


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