Gas Lipstick, aka Mika Kristian Karppinen the drummer for multi-platinum Finnish band HIM, took the time to tell Drumhead what his new favorite drum gear is:

“That's a tough one since I've just changed everything apart from my drumsticks for our latest recording. But I have to say that I'm totally in love with my new drum kit. I just joined the Ludwig drum family and they sent me a Legacy Classic kit and it Rocks, Big Time!”

HIM’s 2013 album Tears On Tape debuted at #15 on Billboard’s Top 200 in May. The band will tour the US and parts of Canada as part of Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour, which also features Volbeat, All That Remains and Airborne. Starting August 23 in St. Paul Minnesota, the tour wraps up on Sept. 28 in NYC. Watch a tour promo spot here.


Watch the tour promo spot here

August 23 -  The Myth |  St. Paul, Minn.
August 24 - WIIL ROCK FEST | Twin Lakes, Wis.
August 25 – US Bank Arena | Cincinnati, Ohio
August 28 – Freedom Hill | Sterling Heights, Mich.
August  29 – US Cellular Coliseum | Bloomington, Ill.
August 31 – Convention Center Arena | Tulsa, Okla.
September 3 – Maverick Centre | West Lake City, Utah
September 4 – The Joint @ The Hard Rock Hotel + Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
September 8 – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Center | Abbotsford, BC
September 9 – Big 4 Building | Calgary, AB
September 10 – Rexall Place | Edmonton, AB
September 15 – Aftershock Music Festival | Sacramento, Calif.
September 18 – Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie | Grand Prairie, Texas
September 19 – Bayou Music Center | Houston, Texas
September 22 – Tabernacle | Atlanta, Ga.
September 26 – Skyline Stagge @ The Mann | Philadelphia, Pa.
September 27 – Tsongas Arena | Lowell, Mass.
September 28 – Brooklyn Waterfront | Brooklyn, N.Y.

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