Baconmusic's James Allman conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH composer and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen last night (March 29) backstage prior to the band's sold-out show at Birmingham Academy, UK.
Watch the interview in two parts below.
Some songs from NIGHTWISH's concert in Frankfurt, Germany will be broadcast on Germany's biggest rock and metal radio show, "HR3 Hard 'n' Heavy - Die Lange Harte Nacht", on Friday, April 4 at 11:30 p.m. CET. International listeners can listen to the program via the Internet at this location.
NIGHTWISH will announce its upcoming U.S. fall tour dates on April 8.
Keeping in line with the tradition of the band's first two U.S. tours in support of its latest CD, "Dark Passion Play", the group is putting two dates on sale early September 17 at La Zona Rosa in Austin, Texas and the previously announced September 24 at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both of these dates are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com, with special VIP meet-and-greet tickets available for Austin only
"The Islander", the new single from NIGHTWISH, will be released on May 21 and will include the following tracks:
01. The Islander
02. Escapist (instrumental version)
03. Meadows Of Heaven (orchestral version)
Additionally, it will include the videos for "The Islander" and "Bye Bye Beautiful".
Check out the "The Islander" single artwork at this location.
The video for "The Islander" was shot last autumn in Rovaniemi, Finland and was directed by Stobe Harju.