Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their North American headlining tour last night (Wednesday, September 12) at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia.
The band's setlist was as follows:
(Intro) Crimson Tide (Hans Zimmer song)
02. Wish I Had An Angel
05. Dead To The World
06. Slow, Love, Slow
07. I Want My Tears Back (with Troy Donockley)
08. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove (with Troy Donockley)
09. The Islander (with Troy Donockley)
10. Nemo (with Troy Donockley) (Acoustic)
11. Last Of The Wilds (with Troy Donockley)
12. Planet Hell
13. Dark Chest Of Wonders
14. Over The Hills And Far Away (GARY MOORE cover) (with Troy Donockley)
15. Song Of Myself
16. Last Ride Of The Day
NIGHTWISH's long-awaited "Imaginaerum" film — based on the band's album of the same name — will be released theatrically in Finland on November 23.
The movie will have its premiere on November 10 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, where the audience will be treated to both a full-scale NIGHTWISH concert and the first-ever public screening of the movie.
Eagerly anticipated around the world, "Imaginaerum" creates a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Cirque du Soleil. The movie is an innovative mixture of story-telling and music, an extraordinary tale of the power of imagination… and what's ultimately important in life.
Shot and post-produced in Canada, the movie was directed by Stobe Harju and produced by Solar Films, and features appearances by all NIGHTWISH members. The screenplay is based on a wild vision that Tuomas Holopainen, the mastermind of the band, devised after the album "Dark Passion Play" came out in 2007.
The official soundtrack of the movie, "Imaginaerum By Nightwish: The Score", will be released on the day before the premiere — Friday, November 9. The album features 13 grandiose, unreleased re-interpretations of "Imaginaerum" tracks by Petri Alanko.
The "Imaginaerum" album was released in the U.S. on January 10 via Roadrunner Records.