Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are kicking off their highly anticipated 26-date headlining tour of North America at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th! The trek hits six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Direct support is Finnish melodic metal heroes and label mates SONATA ARCTICA. Opening the momentous night will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN!
NIGHTWISH will be touring in support of their eight album Endless Forms Most Beautiful as well as upcoming release of the special tour edition of the album with a bonus DVD, that will be available on the February 19th tour kick-off date.via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Watch the video for the NIGHTWISH single “Elán” – a loving tribute to the stars of Finnish entertainment who came before them – on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/PFPgWN.
SONATA ARCTICA is touring in support their eighth studio album, Pariah’s Child, which debuted in Finland at #1. Watch the music video for ‘The Wolves Die Young” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!
Tickets for the confirmed tour dates are now on sale at EnterTheVault.com and at all other ticket outlets.
A limited number of VIP Meet & Greet tickets (which include a poster signed by the band + a tour program) are available for purchase for each show.
Confirmed dates for the upcoming NIGHTWISH 2015 tour with Sonata Arctica and Delain are:
2/19/2016 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
2/20/2016 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
2/21/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA
2/22/2016 Music Hall – London, ON CANADA
2/24/2016 Carnegie Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
2/25/2016 LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
2/26/2016 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
2/27/2016 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
2/29/2016 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
3/01/2016 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB CANADA
3/02/2016 O’Briens Events Center – Saskatoon, SK CANADA
3/03/2016 Winspear Center – Edmonton AB CANADA
3/05/2016 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB CANADA
3/06/2016 Wilma Theatre –Missoula, MT
3/07/2016 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
3/08/2016 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
3/10/2016 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
3/11/2016 City National Civic of San Jose – San Jose, CA
3/12/2016 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
3/14/2016 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
3/15/2016 City Auditorium – Colorado Springs, CO
3/16/2016 Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
3/18/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
3/19/2016 Aztec Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
3/20/2016 New Orleans Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
3/21/2016 Iron City Live – Birmingham, AL
3/23/2016 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
With the second leg of the North American Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour just around the corner,NIGHTWISH are releasing a strictly limited (no re-prints!), special tour edition of their current record, coming with a bonus DVD, out in North America on February 19, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The DVD will contain the 21 making-of episodes that were featured at various stages of the album release as well as two new, unreleased live-clips for “Yours Is An Empty Hope” and “Stargazers”. Also on the DVD are five special clips including documentary scenes for the songs ‘”Planet Hell”, “Last Of The Wilds”, “Storytime”, “Arabesque” and “Last Ride Of The Day”. Fans will be be treated with a gallery of over 400 pictures that were taken on the road and during the promotional period for Endless Forms Most Beautiful.