NIGHTWISH Kicks Off European Tour; Setlist Revealed

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off the 2009 leg of their world tour last night (Wednesday, March 11) at the Brixton Academy in London, England.

The group's setlist was reportedly as follows:

01. 7 Days To The Wolves
02. Dead To The World
03. The Siren
04. Amaranth
05. Romanticide
06. Dead Boy's Poem / Walking In The Air
07. Sahara
08. Nemo
09. The Islander
10. The Poet And The Pendulum
11. Dark Chest Of Wonders
12. The Escapist

Encore:

13. Ghost Love Score
14. Wish I Had An Angel

Fan-filmed video footage of the "Amaranth" and "7 Days To The Wolves" performances (as well as clips of other tracks) can be viewed below.

Due on March 13 via Nuclear Blast Records, NIGHTWISH's new CD/DVD, "Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)", will contain a DVD documentary (with a running time of approximately 45 minutes) of NIGHTWISH's world tour in support of the band's latest album, "Dark Passion Play", as well as a CD featuring live recordings from the trek. The documentary footage was reportedly directed by Ville LipiƤinen.

NIGHTWISH has scheduled following signing sessions during the band's European tour:

Friday, March 20
SATURN Karlsruhe Germany
KaiserstraƟe 217
76137 Karlsruhe
Start: 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 21
SATURN Erfurt Germany
Anger 1 - 3
99084 Erfurt
Start: 2:30 p.m.

NIGHTWISH issued a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", on September 2, 2008. This release, which clocks in at nearly 70 minutes of music, retains "must-have" status for all NIGHTWISH diehards, since it includes a bevy of exclusive material, such as demo versions of songs from the "Dark Passion Play" sessions that were recorded prior to singer Anette Olzon joining the band and that feature Marco Tapani Hietala handling the vocals, as well as B-sides.

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