Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has posted a new fanblog video clip featuring footage from the group's recent rehearsal sessions in Finland and the "secret" concert in Helsinki. Watch it at this location.
As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will perform live on Friday, October 19 at New Jersey's legendary independent record store Vintage Vinyl (51 Lafayette Road-Fords, NJ) at 6:00 p.m. (EST). The event is being produced by YeboTV.com and will be offered to fans as a free webcast stream worldwide.
Vintage Vinyl are making available to fans autographed copies of the band's debut Roadrunner Records CD "Dark Passion Play" who are not able to attend the in store performance. Visit www.vvinyl.com for ordering information.
Speaking to YeboTV from New York's Nokia Theatre at Times Square last night, NIGHTWISH's bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala had this to say about the Vintage Vinyl event: "We will be doing a 30-minute full electric set of songs from the new album. We are very much looking forward to the performance and meeting our fans. I really did not have any idea just how big this event has turned out to be until now. I had better not tell the rest of the band the whole world will be watching or they may get nervous (haha)."
NIGHTWISH is currently in the midst of a headlining U.S. tour. Fan response to new lead vocalist Anette Olzon has been positive. Hietala adds, "Tuomas (Holopainen) is feeling a bit under the weather right now but he is getting checked out and we hope to have him back to full health soon. The tour has been going very well so far."