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NIGHTWISH Filming New Video

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen has 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. Commented Tuomas: "Initially ...

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NIGHTWISH: Australian Tour Dates Announced

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have lined up the following Australian tour dates: Jan. 27 - Perth, Metro Fremantle (18+) Jan. 29 - Adelaide, HQ (All Ages) Jan. 30 - Melbourne, Palais Theatre (All Ages) Feb. 01 - Sydney, Enmore Theatre (All Ages) Feb. 02 - Brisbane, The Tivoli (All Ages) Tickets go on sale on ...

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NIGHTWISH Donates 10,000 Euros To German Children's Charity

According to Nuclear Blast Records, a representative from the label handed over a check for 10,000 euros to the German child charity foundation Die Arche during NIGHTWISH's "secret" gig in Hamburg, Germany on September 28 (where the band performed as the NIGHTWISH tribute act SUSHI PATROL) . This amount represented proceeds collected from the European ...

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NIGHTWISH: First Spring 2008 North American Date Announced

The first date for NIGHTWISH's upcoming spring 2008 North American tour has been announced: May 22 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. The band is also expected to perform at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24. Additional dates will be announced in early November, including a very special show for ...

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NIGHTWISH: Florida, California Dates Moved Off DISNEY Property

NIGHTWISH's previously announced November 15, 2007 concert in Florida has been moved from House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista to Club Firestone in Orlando. Similarly, NIGHTWISH's November 6 concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California will now be taking place at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster ...

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NIGHTWISH: More Helsinki Concert Footage Posted Online

More fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's concert Wednesday night (September 26) at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland has surfaced and can be viewed below. NIGHTWISH's performance in Helsinki took place in conjunction with a release party for the group's new album, "Dark Passion Play". The band took the stage under the guise of a NIGHTWISH cover ...

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NIGHTWISH: Helsinki Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's concert last night (Wednesday, September 26) at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland can be viewed below. NIGHTWISH's performance in Helsinki took place in conjunction with a release party for the group's new album, "Dark Passion Play". The group took the stage under the guise of a NIGHTWISH cover band called NATUVISSYSET ...

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NIGHTWISH: Helsinki, Tallinn Concert Photos Available

As expected, NIGHTWISH performed at the Helsinki (Finland) release party for the group's new album, "Dark Passion Play" earlier tonight (Wednesday, September 26) at club Tavastia. The group took the stage under the guise of a NIGHTWISH cover band called NATUVISSYSET and played a similar set to the one performed on Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia, ...

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NIGHTWISH: More European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have scheduled the following European tour dates early next year: Feb. 19 - Visla Hall Krakow Poland Feb. 20 - Lucerna Music Hall Prague Czech Republic Feb. 21 - Arena Berlin Germany Feb. 23 - Arena Leipzig Germany Feb. 24 - Schleyerhalle Stuttgart Germany Feb. 25 - Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt Germany Feb. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Bye Bye Beautiful' Video Posted Online

NIGHTWISH's video for the song "Bye Bye Bueatiful" has been released and can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Los Angeles with director Antti Jokinen (BEYONCÉ, WYCLEF JEAN, KORN, MISSY ELLIOT, STRATOVARIUS, SHANIA TWAIN, CELINE DION). NIGHTWISH shot two videos in Los Angeles with Antti Jokinen, reportedly at a cost of 270,000 euros ...

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NIGHTWISH: Buy Signed Copy Of 'Dark Passion Play'

On Tuesday, October 2, Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new LP, "Dark Passion Play", in the U.S. via Roadrunner Records. This album will be released in two configurations — the single-disc standard version and two-CD "special edition" which will contain one bonus track on the first disc and a second CD comprised of ...

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NIGHTWISH: More 'Amaranth' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

NIGHTWISH's new single, "Amaranth", has achieved the following first-week European chart results: Finland: #1 Spain: #1 Hungary: #1 Norway: #1 UK: #1 (Rock) Denmark: #4 UK: #5 (Indie) Switzerland: #14 Germany: #16 Austria: #33 Netherlands: #47 UK: #120 (Top 200) France's Radio Metal has posted new audio interviews with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Audio Interviews Available

France's Radio Metal has posted new audio interviews with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new singer Anette Olzon. Check them out at this location. NIGHTWISH's new single, "Amaranth", has registered the following first-week European chart positions: Spain: #1 Hungary: #1 Switzerland: #14 Germany: #16 Austria: #38 Netherlands: #51 NIGHTWISH is expected to perform ...

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NIGHTWISH: More 'Amaranth' Chart Positions Revealed

NIGHTWISH's new single, "Amaranth", has registered the following first-week European chart positions: Spain: #1 Hungary: #1 Switzerland: #14 Germany: #16 Austria: #38 Netherlands: #51 NIGHTWISH is expected to perform at the Helsinki (Finland) and Hamburg (Germany) release parties for the group's new album, "Dark Passion Play". The Hamburg party will take place on the album's ...

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NIGHTWISH: U.K., Irish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have scheduled the following dates in U.K./Ireland: Mar. 25 - Astoria - London, UK Mar. 29 - Carling Academy - Birmingham, UK Mar. 30 - Carling Academy - Newcastle, UK Mar. 31 - ABC1 - Glasgow, Scotland Apr. 02 - Mandela Hall - Belfast, Ireland Apr. 03 - Vicar Street - ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Answers Fans' Questions

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have posted a new "Nightmail" session featuring fan questions answered by the group's keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen. A couple of excerpts follow: Q: Why did you choose a singer like Anette [Olzon] to replace Tarja [Turunen]? Don't you think that the vocalist of NIGHTWISH should be an opera singer? Don't you think ...

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NIGHTWISH To Perform At CD-Release Parties In Helsinki And Hamburg?

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are expected to perform at the Hamburg, Germany release party for their new album, "Dark Passion Play", which will take place on the album's German release date, September 28, at a club called Delphi Showpalast. It has been announced that the entire group will attend the event, which will feature a ...

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