NIGHTWISH Release ‘Decades’, Fourth Trailer, & North American Tour Kicks Off

Let’s be honest; it does not take any overstated words to present this exceptional band to the world out there, for they are the undisputed pioneers of symphonic metal and the icons of a whole genre. Their virtuosity is consummate perfection, their inspiration lived passion! NIGHTWISH truly understand how to captivate and enchant within seconds. Since the beginning of their career, which started on a mild summer night in July 1996, they have been regarded as the epitome of the most demanding, compositional music art and innovative sound ventures.

Now it‘s time to take a look back and review the last 20 years in a musical way. In keeping with their upcoming 2018 world tour, NIGHTWISH will release a brilliant best-of work, called ‘Decades‘, TODAY via Nuclear Blast, which unites the most important songs of the band on two CDs in their original versions. The Suomi sound makers have always been recognised for their exciting journey of discovery and as a tribute to all that, this release presents a phenomenal cross-section of this formidable career through the lens of their grandiose evolution!

Get ‘DecadesHERE!

Today, the band also released their fourth trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen tells about how the idea of Decades was born. Tuomas commented: “It was already a few years ago that Ewo, our beloved manager, came up with the idea of ‘How about after the Endless Forms… tour you take a year off as discussed and after that we spend the next year celebrating the 20 years of NIGHTWISH so that you would be playing mainly the older songs?’ and we just thought that this is a brilliant idea. Then, at some point, the idea of this compilation together with this tour came along.”

 

The track list:
CD1
01. The Greatest Show On Earth
02. Élan
03. My Walden
04. Storytime
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Amaranth
07. The Poet And The Pendulum
08. Nemo
09. Wish I Had An Angel
CD2
01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down
05. The Kinslayer
06. Dead Boy’s Poem
07. Gethsemane
08. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
09. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

 

Track List:

CD1
01. The Greatest Show On Earth
02. Élan
03. My Walden
04. Storytime
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Amaranth
07. The Poet And The Pendulum
08. Nemo
09. Wish I Had An Angel
CD2
01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down
05. The Kinslayer
06. Dead Boy’s Poem
07. Gethsemane
08. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
09. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

3LP BOX (33 RPM)
Side A
01. The Greatest Show On Earth
Side B
01. Élan
02. My Walden
03. Storytime
04. I Want My Tears Back
05. Amaranth
Side C
01. The Poet And The Pendulum
02. Nemo
03. Wish I Had An Angel
Side D
01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down
Side E
01. The Kinslayer
02. Dead Boy’s Poem
03. Gethsemane
04. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
Side F
01. Sacrament Of Wilderness
02. Sleeping Sun
03. Elvenpath
04. The Carpenter
05. Nightwish (demo)

The release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March-April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows. On this tour, NIGHTWISH will also be presenting a special set list, featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That’s why these evenings will not only be special events for the fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material! All dates can be found below.

NIGHTWISH live 2018:

‘Decades’ – Europe
18.05. EST Tallinn – Saku Suurhall
01.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
02.06. NL Nijmegen – FortaRock
21.06. DK Copenhagen – Copenhell
24.06. F Clisson – Hellfest
06.07. N Kvinesdal – Norway Rock Festival
13.07. FIN Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
21.07. FIN Lahti – Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
07.08. CH Schaffhausen – Stars in Town
09.08. E Villena – Leyendas del Rock
12.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air

02.11. S Gothenburg – Partille Arena
05.11. D Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
06.11. D Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
07.11. B Antwerp – Lotto Arena
09.11. D Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
10.11. F Paris – AccorHotels Arena
11.11. CH Geneva – Arena
13.11. SK Bratislava – Incheba Expo Arena
14.11. D Munich – Olympiahalle
16.11. D Leipzig – Arena
17.11. PL Krakow – Tauron Arena
20.11. H Budapest – Arena
22.11. CH Zurich – Hallenstadion
23.11. D Nuremberg – Arena
24.11. D Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
27.11. D Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
04.12. I Milan – Medionalum Forum
05.12. D Frankfurt – Festhalle

‘Decades’ – North America
09.03. USA Atlanta, GA – Tabernable
10.03. USA Charlotte, NC – The Filmore
12.03. USA Norfolk, VA – The Norva
13.03. USA Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
14.03. USA New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
16.03. USA Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
17.03. USA Worcester, MA – The Palladium
18.03. USA Albany, NY – The Egg
20.03. CDN Montreal, QC – Metropolis
21.03. CDN Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
23.03. USA Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
24.03. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
25.03. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
26.03. USA Covington, KY – Madison Theater
28.03. USA Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
29.03. USA St. Louis, MO – Touhill Performing Arts Center
30.03. USA Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
31.03. USA Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
02.04. USA Omaha, NB – Sokol Auditorium
03.04. USA Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
05.04. CDN Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
06.04. USA Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
07.04. CDN Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Threater
08.04. USA Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10.04. USA Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
12.04. USA Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theatre
13.04. USA San Jose, CA – City National Civic
14.04. USA Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
15.04. USA Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
17.04. USA Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
18.04. USA Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
19.04. USA Mobile, AL – Saenger Theater
21.04. USA St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
22.04. USA Miami, FL – Olympia Theater

More info:
www.nightwish.com
www.facebook.com/nightwish
www.nuclearblast.de/nightwish

 

 

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