NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA: First North American Tour Dates Announced

Finland's NIGHTWISH will be embarking on a North American headlining tour beginning on April 18, 2005 in Minneapolis and concluding May 10 in Seattle, the group's booking agent has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Fellow Finns SONATA ARCTICA will occupy the middle slot, with an opening act yet to be announced. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Apr. 18 - Quest Club – Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 20 - House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Apr. 21 - House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Apr. 23 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
Apr. 25 – B.B. King's – New York, NY
Apr. 26 - Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
May 08 - Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 10 - ShowBox – Seattle, WA

Other planned stops on the tour will include Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Las Vegas and Phoenix. More dates will be announced soon.


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