Let's be honest; it does not take any overstated words to present this exceptional band to the world out there, for they are the undisputed pioneers of symphonic metal and the icons of a whole genre. Their virtuosity is consummate perfection, their inspiration lived passion! NIGHTWISH truly understand how to captivate and enchant within seconds. Since the beginning of their career, which started on a mild summer night in July 1996, they have been regarded as the epitome of the most demanding, compositional music art and innovative sound ventures.
Now it‘s time to take a look back and review the last 20 years in a musical way. In keeping with their upcoming 2018 world tour, NIGHTWISH will release a brilliant best-of work, called Decades, on March 9th via Nuclear Blast, which unites the most important songs of the band on two CDs in their original versions. The Suomi sound makers have always been recognized for their exciting journey of discovery and as a tribute to all that, this release presents a phenomenal cross-section of this formidable career through the lens of their grandiose evolution!
Today, the band releases their second trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about the band's musical evolution. Watch it now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE10mg_PL-U
Tuomas commented: "I can see the evolution of the music. It's a wonderful thing, because it doesn‘t matter which album or song you take - you can immediately recognize that it's NIGHTWISH. There's always something new and something familiar, no album is repetitive. And that's what I'm proud of the most."
You missed the first trailer? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWMrytEH7I
The pre-order for Decades has already started! Get your copy here: nuclearblast.com/nightwish-decades Or at the Nightwish shop: shop.nightwish.com Or get the digital version, here: http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades
Decades will be available as: 2CD-Jewelcase 2CD-DIGI 3LP BOX (different colors) 2CD-Earbook
The track list: CD1 01. The Greatest Show On Earth 02. Élan 03. My Walden 04. Storytime 05. I Want My Tears Back 06. Amaranth 07. The Poet And The Pendulum 08. Nemo 09. Wish I Had An Angel CD2 01. Ghost Love Score 02. Slaying The Dreamer 03. End Of All Hope 04. 10th Man Down 05. The Kinslayer 06. Dead Boy’s Poem 07. Gethsemane 08. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean 09. Sacrament Of Wilderness 10. Sleeping Sun 11. Elvenpath 12. The Carpenter 13. Nightwish (demo)
3LP BOX (33 RPM) Side A 01. The Greatest Show On Earth Side B 01. Élan 02. My Walden 03. Storytime 04. I Want My Tears Back 05. Amaranth Side C 01. The Poet And The Pendulum 02. Nemo 03. Wish I Had An Angel Side D 01. Ghost Love Score 02. Slaying The Dreamer 03. End Of All Hope 04. 10th Man Down Side E 01. The Kinslayer 02. Dead Boy’s Poem 03. Gethsemane 04. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean Side F 01. Sacrament Of Wilderness 02. Sleeping Sun 03. Elvenpath 04. The Carpenter 05. Nightwish (demo)
The release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March-April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows. On this tour, NIGHTWISH will also be presenting a special set list, featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That's why these evenings will not only be special events for the fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material! All dates can be found below. Confirmed NIGHTWISH "DECADES: NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2018" are 3/09/2017 TABERNACLE - Atlanta, GA 3/10/2017 THE FILMORE - Charlotte, NC 3/12/2017 THE NORVA - Norfolk, VA 3/13/2017 LYRIC THEATER - Baltimore, MD 3/14/2017 PLAYSTATION THEATER - New York, NY 3/16/2017 ELECTRIC FACTORY - Philadelphia, PA 3/17/2017 THE PALLADIUM - Worcester, MA 3/18/2017 THE EGG - Albany, NY 3/20/2017 METROPOLIS - Montreal, QUE CANADA 3/21/2017 MASSEY HALL - Toronto, ON CANADA 3/23/2017 RAPIDS THEATRE - Niagara Falls, NY 3/24/2017 AGORA THEATER - Cleveland, OH 3/25/2017 STAGE AE - Pittsburgh, PA 3/26/2017 MADISON THEATER - Covington, KY 3/27/2017 STATE THEATRE - Kalamazoo, MI 3/29/2017 TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - St Louis, MO 3/30/2017 THE MYTH - Minneapolis, MN 3/31/2017 ARAGON BALLROOM - Chicago, IL 4/02/2017 SOKOL AUDITORIUM - Omaha, NB 4/03/2017 PARAMOUNT THEATRE - Denver, CO 4/05/2017 NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUD - Edmonton, AB CANADA 4/07/2017 QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER - Vancouver, BC CANADA 4/08/2017 ROSELAND THEATER - Portland, OR 4/10/2017 BROOKLYN BOWL - Las Vegas, NV 4/12/2017 THE MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATRE - Ventura, CA 4/13/2017 CITY NATIONAL CIVIC - San Jose, CA 4/14/2017 CITY NATIONAL GROVE - Anaheim, CA 4/15/2017 MARQUEE THEATRE - Tempe, AZ 4/16/2017 THE BOMB FACTOR - Dallas, TX 4/18/2017 MINGLEWOOD HALL - Memphis, TN 4/19/2017 SAENGER THEATER - Mobile, AL 4/21/2017 JANNUS LANDING - St. Petersburg, FL 4/22/2017 OLYMPIA THEATER - Miami, FL
Decades - Europe 18.05. EST Tallinn - Saku Suurhall 01.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air 02.06. NL Nijmegen - FortaRock 21.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell 24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest 06.07. N Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival 13.07. FIN Joensuu - Ilosaarirock 21.07. FIN Lahti - Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto 03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air 07.08. CH Schaffhausen - Stars in Town 09.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock 12.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air 19.08. BG Varna - Mega Rock NEW! --- 02.11. S Gothenburg - Partille Arena 05.11. D Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle 06.11. D Hamburg - Barclaycard Arena 07.11. B Antwerp - Lotto Arena 09.11. D Oberhausen - König-Pilsener-Arena 10.11. F Paris - AccorHotels Arena 11.11. CH Geneva - Arena 13.11. SK Bratislava - Incheba Expo Arena 14.11. D Munich - Olympiahalle 16.11. D Leipzig - Arena 17.11. PL Krakow - Tauron Arena 20.11. H Budapest - Arena 22.11. CH Zurich - Hallenstadion 23.11. D Nuremberg - Arena 24.11. D Stuttgart - Schleyer-Halle 27.11. D Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle 04.12. I Milan - Medionalum Forum 05.12. D Frankfurt - Festhalle
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