NIGHTWISH: Basic Tracks Completed, Orchestra Parts To Be Recorded In London

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen flew to London, England today (Jan. 29) to oversee the recording of orchestra parts for the group's forthcoming album, tentatively due this summer. The sessions will last a couple of days and will be followed by another trip to London in late February for some additional recording.

All the basic tracks for NIGHTWISH's follow-up to 2002's "Century Child" have been completed at the group's own studio (Caverock) in Kitee, and singer Tarja Turunen will begin laying down her vocals next Monday (February 2) at the Finnvox facility in Helsinki, Finland.

The group hope to complete the recordings by the end of March and launch a world tour in support of the album in the summer.

As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will embark on their first-ever tour of North America in late August/early September.

Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis
Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Aug. 20 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Aug. 22 – New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Aug. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy Theater
Aug. 25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Aug. 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
Aug. 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cajun House
Aug. 31 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Sep. 02 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Sep. 05 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland

(Thanks: Timo Isoaho / Sonera Plaza Kaista)


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