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Live update
09.10.2012
Nightwish has been confirmed for next year's Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland. The band will perform on Saturday, 8th of June 2013.

Also, please note that the date of the concert in Peru has been changed. The confirmed date for this show is December 7th. 

» All confirmed concerts
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...and this is who we are now!
05.10.2012
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Update regarding the US tour VIP tickets
04.10.2012
Dear people and fans!

As a way to thank you for sticking with Nightwish, we've decided to add more VIP meet & greet occasions for the rest of the US tour.

This means that for every tour date till the end of the US tour there will be a limited amount of VIP tickets available. This also applies to the already earlier sold out meet & greet events, which now have additional VIP tickets on sale

People with normal tickets have now a possibility to upgrade to VIP tickets.

As said: We're grateful for the faith you've shown to us. We're grateful for the two brilliant shows with Floor at the helm already. And we're grateful for the chance to continue this tour for us all! Thank You!

Here's the list for the new and upgradeable venues with VIP meet & greet tickets:  
this offer only lasts while the tickets are available ...

Oct 3, San Francisco, CA, The Warfield - VIP tickets are now onsale through the Warfield box office. The upgrades for tonight are available all day at the box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 5, Anaheim, CA, The Grove - VIP tickets are now  back  onsale through Enterthevault.com. Later today the upgrades will be available at the Grove box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 6, San Diego, CA, House of Blues - VIP tickets are now onsale through Enterthevault.com. Later today the upgrades will be available at the House of Bues box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 7, Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theater - VIP tickets are now onsale through Enterthevault.com. Later today the upgrades will be available at the Marquee box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 9, Ok City, OK, Diamond Ballroom - VIP tickets are now onsale through Enterthevault.com. Later today the upgrades will be available at the venue box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 10, Austin, TX, Emos - VIP tickets are now onsale through Enterthevault.com. On the showday the upgrades will be available at the venue box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 11, New Orleans, LA, House of Blues - VIP tickets are now onsale through Enterthevault.com. Later on the upgrades will be available at the venue box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 13, Ft Lauderdale, FL, Revolution - VIP tickets are now onsale through Enterthevault.com. Later on the upgrades will be available at the venue box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.

Oct 14, Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues - VIP tickets are now onsale through Enterthevault.com. Later on the upgrades will be available at the venue box office for the people who already bought regular tickets.
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Press Statement
01.10.2012
Another chapter of the Nightwish story has ended today. Nightwish and Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved.

In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band were in conflict, and this has led to a division from which we cannot recover.

Nightwish has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle 1.10.2012. Her name is Floor Jansen from The Netherlands (ex-After Forever, ReVamp), and she has graciously stepped in to help us complete the Imaginaerum world tour.

We are all strongly committed to this journey, this vehicle of spirit, and we are sure that this will lead to a brighter future for everyone.
We forever remain excited about the adventures to come, and we are extremely proud of the two beautiful albums and the wonderful shows we shared together.

- NIGHTWISH & Anette Olzon
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Tonight's show at The Complex, Salt Lake City!
30.09.2012
Hi everybodyyy! We just finished soundcheck with Anette at The Complex, Salt Lake City. The voice is just splendid again! Welcome rockers!
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Regarding last night's concert...
29.09.2012
We were in hell today. Vocalist in a hospital. Show about to be cancelled... But nobody gave up an inch. With the help from the ladies Elize and Alissa from Kamelot we actually managed to pull of a relaxed and great show! The crowd doing the mass karaoke with the band playing was absolutely amazing. We were humbled and grateful at the same time. This is unity and help from friends and fans. Anette is already recovering thanks to the medical staff and whatever powers there exists. The shows will go on. We give our greatest respect to Alissa, Elize and the crowd in Ogden Theatre, Denver. You rule!!!
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Imaginaerum poster revealed
21.09.2012
Without further ado, we present to you the official poster for the upcoming Imaginaerum movie!
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The second show in Atlanta is sold out!
05.09.2012
The second show in Atlanta is sold out! Many others are expected to sell out soon! (1st Atlanta show, NYC, Columbus...)

Also, for Chicago on Sept. 24th, there is a special promotion on Enterthevault.com that will sell 100 General Admission tickets for only 20$. This is to our fans only and designed to give the less financially fortunate a chance at tickets for the biggest venue on the tour..

Still running is the 4.99$ service charge for all tickets, on sale now...
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Imaginaerum by Nightwish: The Score, now on presale!
24.08.2012
The soundtrack for the movie will be released in 9th November 2012.

CLICK HERE and listen to the samples on youtube! If you like what you're hearing, you can pre-order the score from the official Nightwish Shop (worldwide shipping!): http://shop.nightwish.com/
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Press Release August 23, 2012
23.08.2012
WORLD PREMIERE OF IMAGINAERUM THE MOVIE AND CONCERT ANNOUNCED AT HARTWALL ARENA, HELSINKI, FINLAND, ON NOVEMBER 10, 2012

The long-awaited Nightwish movie Imaginaerum will have its “flying” premiere at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, on November 10, 2012, as the audience will be treated to both a full-scale Nightwish concert and the world premiere of the movie.

Eagerly anticipated around the world, Imaginaerum creates a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Cirque du Soleil. The movie is an innovative mixture of story-telling and music, an extraordinary tale of the power of imagination… and what’s ultimately important in life.

Shot and post-produced in Canada, the movie was directed by Stobe Harju and produced by Solar Films, and features appearances by all Nightwish members. The screenplay is based on a wild vision that Tuomas Holopainen, the mastermind of the band, devised after the album Dark Passion Play came out in 2007.

“I though of how we could take our expression that had already became pretty ambitious and grandiose to the next level, and that’s when I knew I wanted to tell a story, and to tell it with love and piety.”

According to Holopainen, finishing the movie has been an eventful and challenging journey that has sometimes demanded superhuman dedication from the production crew.

“I want to already thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. Together we’ve managed to create something innovative, strange, and timeless”, Holopainen states.

Imaginaerum will be screened at the Hartwall Arena on November 10, preceded by a show by Nightwish themselves, their last concert in Finland this year. The Finnish theatrical premiere of the movie is scheduled for November 23.

The official soundtrack of the movie, Imaginaerum by Nightwish - The Score will be released on the day before the premiere, Friday, November 9. The album features 13 grandiose, unreleased re-interpretations of Imaginaerum tracks by Petri Alanko.

Nightwish have sold over seven million albums internationally and received over 60 Gold and Platinum awards, making them the most successful Finnish Rock band of all time.

Director Stobe Harju tells about the movie in English: www.nightwish.com/en/movie/en/news/230812

Event production: Solar Films Inc. and Eastway Sound & Lighting.

NIGHTWISH: PREMIERE OF IMAGINAERUM THE MOVIE AND CONCERT
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki (Areenankuja 1)
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Doors: 6 PM, Showtime: 8 PM, Movie: 10.15 PM.
Tickets: 59 € + costs

TICKETS
Tickets available on Monday, September 10, 9 AM Finnish time (CET+2) from: www.lippu.fi
Presale until September 6, 15 PM Finnish time (CET+2): www.menolippu.fi

VIP package sales and inquiries: vip@menolippu.fi

www.nightwish.com

PRESS PHOTOS
www.solarfilms.com
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