Today marks both the kickoff of Nightwish's 9 month globe-spanning tour in support of their greatest hits album, "Decades," but also the release date of the album.
The tour will see Nightwish perform hits from all throughout their 20 year career.
Finally, today's news also includes the 4th teaser trailer for the tour, as featured below.
Notes from today's press release:
In reference to the tour, founding member Tuomas Holopainen 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 release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. Tonight, the band kicks off their 34-date North American tour! 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 - How The Idea Of 'Decades' Was Born (OFFICIAL TRAILER #4)
Confirmed NIGHTWISH "DECADES: NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2018" are
3/09/2018 TABERNACLE - Atlanta, GA
3/10/2018 THE FILMORE - Charlotte, NC
3/12/2018 THE NORVA - Norfolk, VA
3/13/2018 LYRIC THEATER - Baltimore, MD
3/14/2018 PLAYSTATION THEATER - New York, NY
3/16/2018 ELECTRIC FACTORY - Philadelphia, PA
3/17/2018 THE PALLADIUM - Worcester, MA
3/18/2018 THE EGG - Albany, NY
3/20/2018 METROPOLIS - Montreal, QUE CANADA
3/21/2018 MASSEY HALL - Toronto, ON CANADA
3/23/2018 RAPIDS THEATRE - Niagara Falls, NY
3/24/2018 AGORA THEATER - Cleveland, OH
3/25/2018 STAGE AE - Pittsburgh, PA
3/26/2018 MADISON THEATER - Covington, KY
3/27/2018 STATE THEATRE - Kalamazoo, MI
3/29/2018 TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - St Louis, MO
3/30/2018 THE MYTH - Minneapolis, MN
3/31/2018 ARAGON BALLROOM - Chicago, IL
4/02/2018 SOKOL AUDITORIUM - Omaha, NB
4/03/2018 PARAMOUNT THEATRE - Denver, CO
4/05/2018 NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUD - Edmonton, AB CANADA
4/07/2018 QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER - Vancouver, BC CANADA
4/08/2018 ROSELAND THEATER - Portland, OR
4/10/2018 BROOKLYN BOWL - Las Vegas, NV
4/12/2018 THE MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATRE - Ventura, CA
4/13/2018 CITY NATIONAL CIVIC - San Jose, CA
4/14/2018 CITY NATIONAL GROVE - Anaheim, CA
4/15/2018 MARQUEE THEATRE - Tempe, AZ
4/16/2018 THE BOMB FACTOR - Dallas, TX
4/18/2018 MINGLEWOOD HALL - Memphis, TN
4/19/2018 SAENGER THEATER - Mobile, AL
4/21/2018 JANNUS LANDING - St. Petersburg, FL
4/22/2018 OLYMPIA THEATER - Miami, FL
The pre-order for Decades has already started!
Get your copy here: nuclearblast.com/nightwish-decades
Or at the Nightwish shop: shop.nightwish.com
Or get the digital version, here: http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades
Decades will be available as:
3LP BOX (different colors)