***the Gathering News***

European tour big success
After the success of the Dutch Club Tour this fall, the European tour of The Gathering is quite successful as well. Foreign fans react very enthusiastic
to the shows, which could be verified by the great amount of visitors. The
tour is almost reaching its end, but these dates are still to come:
Thu. 25 Nov. Circolo Degli Artisti – Rome (Italy)
Fri. 26 Nov. Transilvania – Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Sat. 27 Nov. Z7 – Pratteln (Swiss)
Mon. 29 Nov. Universal DOG – Lahr (Germany)
Tue. 30 Nov. Hirsch – N├╝rnberg (Germany)
Wed. 1 Dec. Batschkapp – Frankfurt (Germany)
Thu. 2 Dec. Faust – Hannover (Germany)
Fri. 3 Dec. Kulturfabrik – Krefeld (Germany)
Sat. 4 Dec. Hal ten Weijngaard – Brussel (Belgium)

The band will be touring till December, after which they will take some time off for Anneke 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
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.

December 6th photo-auction for War Child on Ebay !
The pictures of the photo-exhibition that was travelling with The Gathering on their Dutch Club Tour are going to be auctioned on Ebay ! The photo’s are a collection of pictures that Peter Blok (winner of World Press Photo Award 1989 and 15 time winner of a “Silver Camera” between 1988 and 2002) has made of the band during several years now. These enlarged photo’s will be signed by the band and the photographer especially for this occasion ! They will be delivered in a 20 x 28 inch frame. This auction is about 20 exclusive pictures, which will be sold apart from each other just this once. So these are real Collectors Items ! Make sure to check www.gathering.nl some day next week for the first previews on these pics. What makes this auction even more interesting is that all proceeds will be granted to WAR CHILD.

War Child Netherlands is an independent humanitarian non-governmental organisation assisting children, irrespective of their religious, ethnic, or social background. War Child Netherlands strives for the healthy mental development of children who have lived through war, so that they can
contribute to a peaceful future. War Child specializes in providing psychosocial assistance to children in former war zones, using creative methods. Through musical, creative and sports activities children can
express their emotions. This helps them to deal with their war experiences and also stimulates personal development and respect for one another. Children learn to play again and can escape the difficulties of their daily lives for a while. Since War Child’s foundation employees, artists, companies, individuals and children have been working continuously and passionately for a new future for children living in former war zones. Today, War Child Netherlands employs 300 field staff. With support from the Head Office in Amsterdam, they work with around 15,000 children per week in 11 countries affected by armed conflict.

This auction will take place on www.ebay.com, December 6th and is open for any visitor during ten days. So make sure you’re there to help The Gathering in helping War Child.