NIGHTWISH: NEW ALBUM TITLE, TOUR DATES & ARTWORK REVEALED

NIGHTWISH: NEW ALBUM TITLE, TOUR DATES & ARTWORK REVEALED

For those just returning from their holiday break eager for some positive news to begin 2015, here’s the latest from the NIGHTWISH camp.

The title of the Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers‘ eighth studio album will be Endless Forms Most Beautiful, an inspirational excerpt from a quote by English naturalist Charles Darwin, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory via his 1859 book On the Origin of Species:

“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

“This classic quote is where it all began,” shares NIGHTWISH founding member, songwriter, and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen. “We set sail from the ultimate journey in March 2015. Join us!”

“Mixing an album could be compared to editing a movie,” states Holopainen. “We have to arrange the clips into a dramatic arc and find a good balance.”

 

Produced by Tero “TeeCee” Kinnumen, Endless Forms Most Beautiful features album artwork by Finnish artist Toxic Angel and includes adult & childrens choirs, collaborative work with esteemed orchestral arranger Pip Williams, session drum work by Kai Hahto of WINTERSUN (who is sitting in for the ailing NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen), and a guest appearance by evolutionary biologist, writer, and atheist Richard Dawkins.

Set for a spring 2015 release in North America, Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be available in the following physical formats:

10679495_10154908999520068_6907657484338008810_o• Jewel case CD
• Digi-pak
• 2 LP gatefold vinyl (in various colors)
• Import earbook ( + bonus instrumental & orchestral CD)
• Import earbook (deluxe edition + bonus vinyl)
Photo by Ville Akseli Juurikkala

NIGHTWISH’s 27-date headlining tour of North America for 2015 launches in New York City on April 9, 2015 and travels to three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. Direct support will come from Swedish heavy metallers SABATON; opening will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com; VIP Meet & Greet tickets (which includes early entry + an official tour program) are on sale at EnterTheVault.com.

Dates for the 2015 NIGHTWISH tour with SABATON and Delain are:

04/09/15 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
04/10/15 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
04/11/15 Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/13/15 Capitole Theatre – Quebec City, QC – CANADA ***SOLD OUT***
04/14/15 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
04/17/15 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
04/18/15 Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL
04/19/15 7 Flags Events Center – Clive, IA
04/21/15 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
04/22/15 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
04/24/15 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
04/25/15 Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
04/26/15 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
04/28/15 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
04/30/15 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
05/01/15 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
05/02/15 Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
05/03/15 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
05/05/15 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
05/06/15 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
05/08/15 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
05/09/15 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
05/11/15 Marathon Music Work – Nashville, TN
05/12/15 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/13/15 Filmore – Charlotte, NC
05/14/15 Filmore – Silver Springs, MD

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Christian Hamilton

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Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.



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