Nightwish To Release Career Spanning Compilation Album Decades, World Tour Booked

Long-running symphonic metal masters Nightwish hit the twenty-year mark in their career in 2016, and in 2018 they will release a compilation album honoring their career. The two-CD/LP album Decades will release via their label Nuclear Blast on March 9th 2018 and will be followed by a 9-month world tour. The band promises a career retrospective in the form of their setlists on this tour.

Tuomas Holopainen commented:

“July 6th, 1996 was the exact date marked on my family’s summer cabin guestbook. On that date, by a campfire, a decision was made to form a band of three members, playing atmospheric acoustic music led by a female voice. 15 months later, this group would release its debut album, and more than two decades later, it would release a compilation including songs from 8 studio albums and from the very first demo which gave the band its name.

The infinite freedom and potential I found from songwriting back in the day took me right back home, offering a place to feel free and meaningful. So the roller coaster ride begun, adventures from all sides of the spectrum ahead, making a pit stop at this place and age from where we`re greeting you now. Looking back, the voyage has been nothing short of spectacular.

The best part of it all, though, are the people. The fellowship of the band, past and present, the crew and the management. The relationships created, whether it’s the fans in the front row, guest musicians, other bands, promoters, media, record label staff, or even your own heroes you never thought you’d meet. I’ve met my best friends through music, as well as faced the most unfortunate ordeals, but it’s all been for the love of life and adventure, for learning, and for a meaning. The sense of privilege I feel looking into the past, the present, and future is immeasurable by words. It’s something that can only be expressed through poetry and music.

A journey of two decades has taken our wonderful Edema Ruh this far, and the beauty of the future is, that it remains an untold story.

In a few months, we’ll celebrate the journey so far in the form of a 9-month nostalgia tour, including material from all of our 8 studio albums. We shall meet you all soon, and it will be wondrous as never before!”

Nightwish tourdates 2018:

‘Decades’ Europe & UK

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

More dates:

‘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

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2 Disk Blu-Ray Digibook
3 Disk DVD Digibook
Digital Album

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