Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has scheduled the following dates:
May 07 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
May 09 - Wave Gothic Treffen Festival - Leipzig, Germany
May 11 - Hala Novesta - Zlin, Czech
May 12 - Klub Stodola - Warsaw, Poland
May 14 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
May 17 - Muffathalle - Munich, Germany
May 18 - Rohstofflager - Zurich, Switzerland
May 20 - Orpheum - Graz, Austria
May 21 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
May 23 - Filharmonie - Filderstadt, Germany
May 24 - Docks - Hamburg, Germany
Commented Tarja: "I have been reading that many of you are wishing me to make a show in your country or even better, in your city. I would love to go everywhere where the demand is, but that demand depends exclusively on the promoters who are willing to bring me to their countries.
"The dates that we announced now for Europe are just the beginning and we are planning to do some more shows later on. Soon we will announce more dates and I am looking forward to be performing in other continents too. Don't worry, we are working on that."
Turunen has just released her new solo album, "My Winter Storm", in the U.S. The CD was made available in two exclusive U.S. versions via Fontana: the standard and deluxe editions (the latter featuring extra tracks not released elsewhere, as well visually stimulating bonus DVD content).
"My Winter Storm" was produced by Daniel Presley (FAITH NO MORE, JEWEL, THE BREEDERS), who has been joined in the studio by a truly stellar line-up of musicians: Doug Wimbish on bass (LIVING COLOUR, ANNIE LENNOX, JOE SATRIANI, JEFF BECK, MADONNA, ROLLING STONES), Alex Scholpp on electric guitars (FARMER BOYS) and Earl Harvin on drums (SEAL, PET SHOP BOYS, AIR), a player personally selected by Tarja after she saw him stealing the show at a SEAL concert. Keyboards and programming, meanwhile, are being provided by Torsten Stenzel, whose previous credits include NELLY FURTADO, MOBY, TINA TURNER, VANESSA MAE and more.
Tarja Turunen performing in Russia, December 2007: