NIGHTWISH Announce Show In Vancouver; DELAIN To Support

September 19, 2014, 4 years ago

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NIGHTWISH Announce Show In Vancouver; DELAIN To Support

Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers Nightwish will return to Vancouver for a one-night only performance at the historic Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 with special guests, Delain.

Soaring emotion, divine melodies, haunting choruses, and grandiose orchestrations, all will be treated to endearing Nightwish fan favorites such as "Ghost Love Score", "Nemo", "Wish I Had An Angel", "Bye Bye Beautiful", and "I Want My Tears Back".

Support act from Netherlands, Delain, brings even more haunting symphonic melodies and a divine and versatile sound to what will already be a profound and fantasy-provoking performance.

Exclusive internet presale starts Thursday, September 18th at Regular on-sale starts Saturday, October 11th at and Scrape Records. VIP packages only available at EnterTheVault.

Nightwish recently announced their first confirmed show for Canada on their upcoming 2015 world tour. They will play Le Capitole in Québec City on April 13th. Tickets are already available through

Nightwish recently announced a very prestigious show at the internationally renowned Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (known for hosting artists such as Robert Plant, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Paul Simon, and the Talking Heads) on May 1st, 2015.

Equal parts cinematic storytelling and gothic symphonics, Nightwish continue to expand the breadth and scope of their artistic vision with each successive studio release. With more than 7 million albums sold worldwide and over 60 Gold and Platinum awards, the keyboard-driven compositions by band leader and song composer Tuomas Holopainen surpass that of some of the most dynamic film scores and work brilliantly alongside the band’s engaging and electrifying Dutch frontwoman Floor Jansen.  All told, this will be an absolutely electrifying performance and is an evening under the stars not to be missed.

Checking in from Europe‘s Land of a Thousand Lakes, Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen shares her thoughts on the special upcoming L.A. show: "It's a great honor for Nightwish to play in this legendary theatre! A fantastic location that will surely enhance the magic of the music. We can't wait to start touring with this new album we're recording now! New and old songs, it will be special to play them live at this amazing place."

VIP Meet & Greet tickets (which includes early entry and an official tour program) for this very special night at the Greek Theatre go on sale exclusively today at On September 12th, tickets will be available via

Nightwish are currently working on their new album. It will be the first Nightwish studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. It’s set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. They have checked in with the following update:

"The recording of the album is going great. Today we can announce that all rhythm and lead guitars are now recorded! Missing just a couple of solos, to be recorded after the vocals (hard to shred with that mutant right hand, anyway…). Truly fantastic job, Emppu! On to keyboards and vocals next."

Nightwish recently uploaded the third album trailer. In this “making-of” episode, Nightwish give insight on the song writing process.

Commented keyboardist and main composer Tuomas Holopainen: “When I come up with a subject for the song, I always see it as a short movie. Each song is like a soundtrack for that movie in my head... it takes at least 12-18 month to write an album.”

Two previous trailers follow:

#1 – The Cabin:          

#2 – By The Lake:      

While Nightwish are at work on their upcoming studio album, fans can enjoy a series of five special clips, with impressions of the Imaginaerum world tour. An impressive clip for the Nightwish classic, "Planet Hell" follows.

Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen, who has been with the band since 1997, recently surprised fans with the following statement:

“How to begin telling something that you wouldn’t want to have to tell, although you know that the decision you made is the only (at least the only right) one you could make at the moment? I face this dilemma now, and will do my best to find the right words.

For a number of years, I have suffered from occasional but very difficult insomnia, something that has been my unwanted companion during many of our tours, too. I’ve done my best to try to control it or at least to cope with it. Still, we don’t even really know why we need sleep, so unfortunately there’s not much information available on why some of us suffer from sleeplessness. There is no 100% cure for the problem.

During the last month, it has become evident for me that due to my insomnia, I can’t fulfill my duties as a musician in the way that I’d want and with the precision that the music deserves. Thus I have decided to step aside from my duties as the drummer of Nightwish during the recording of the forthcoming album and the subsequent tour. I will still be involved in managing the day-to-day affairs of the band, but the dearest and the most important thing, playing, is, for the time being, not possible. Time will tell what the future holds.

"On a personal level, my decision obviously feels indescribably sad. Fortunately, looking at it with some distance, it is “just” part of the constant, inevitable ebb and flow of life. The sad things are part of it as well as the beautiful, unforgettable experiences and adventures that I’ve already had the pleasure to experience in spades. Surely, there will still be many adventures ahead, too.

My good friend Kai Hahto will play drums on the forthcoming album. I’m extremely grateful that he didn’t hesitate for a minute when he decided to help us in this challenging situation. What comes to touring, everything is still open, but we will let you know as soon possible what the line-up will be.

If beginning this was hard, so is ending it. So maybe I will just quote something fitting.

You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are."

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