Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and lead singer Floor Jansen on December 7 in Prague, Czech Republic. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked if he thinks NIGHTWISH is at its "highest level" right now, Tuomas responded: "Personally, I think that when it comes to the chemistry of the band and the music in itself, yes, I really think so. Playing 'The Greatest Show On Earth' live and seeing all the screens and the pyros and the whole show, that really is the peak of the career of the band."
Regarding what has changed for her since she joined NIGHTWISH, Floor said: 'Well, I mean, everything. [Laughs] Everything changed. But I find myself in a group where I can be a hundred percent myself. I feel appreciated. I feel I can be as funny as I think I am, and it matches with the humor of the rest of the guys. We can laugh about each other — silly jokes all the time — which is great; you need to feel that in a group. [You] feel confident that you can play these songs as they should [be played], tell the story as they should. Those things, yeah, they were there from the get-go when I joined, but we really grew into the next level, I think. And what Tuomas talked about [earlier in the interview], it feels there's something going on in the group and the vibe and everything that's just really, really great, and, yeah, it's a great magic to be a part of."
NIGHTWISH's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" world tour kicked off in April this year in North America and the band has played sold-out shows in the U.S., Canada, South America and throughout Europe. The 2016 leg of the tour sees the band head to Australia, Asia and North America once again with a main-stage slot also announced for Donington's Download festival in June.
NIGHTWISH recently released a strictly limited (no reprints!) special tour edition of its current album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". The tour edition comes with a bonus DVD of live performances, documentary footage and promo videos as well as a huge photo gallery.
NIGHTWISH has announced a 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23. Support on the tour will come from Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast.