Nightwish: North American Tour With Sonata Arctica Kicks Off February 19th

Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are kicking off their highly anticipated 26-date headlining tour of North America...



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

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 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.

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