NIGHTWISH Kicks Off U.S. Tour In Virginia; Video Available

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH made their U.S. live debut with new singer Anette Olzon last night (Monday, October 15) at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Intro + Bye Bye Beautiful
02. Cadence of Her Last Breath
03. Dark Chest of Wonders
04. Ever Dream
05. Amaranth
06. The Islander
07. The Poet and the Pendulum
08. She Is My Sin
09. Sahara
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Slaying the Dreamer
12. Nemo
13. Eva
14. Wishmaster
15. Wish I Had an Angel

Fan-filmed video footage of last night's concert opener can be viewed below.

As previously reported, another date has been leaked for NIGHTWISH's upcoming spring 2008 North American tour: May 15 at The Drink in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The band is also expected to perform at the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut on May 6; The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California on May 22; and at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24.

The Regina gig will be part of an extensive Canadian run in the middle of the tour, which will be officially announced on November 7.

Tickets for the Orangevale concert are now on sale through

NIGHTWISH made its "official" live debut with Anette Olzon on October 6 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen told a Finnish TV station that the band has just finished shooting the third video from its latest CD, "Dark Passion Play". The clip for an as-yet-undisclosed song was shot in Rovaniemi, Finland with director Tuomas "Stobe" Harju. Ilkka Immonen of Lapland Studio Oy produced the video.


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