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NIGHTWISH Planning Another U.S. Tour In The Spring

As part of their North American tour this fall, Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have made VIP tickets available (first/priority entry into venue and an autographed poster), which can be purchased through At this time VIP tickets for the Philadelphia (October 16) and Toronto (October 23) dates have sold out. There are still VIP tickets left for the following shows:

Oct. 18 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
Oct. 20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Oct. 21 - Montreal, QC @ The Metropolis
Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct. 31 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Nov. 04 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 06 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov. 15 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

NIGHTWISH will return for another U.S. tour in the spring. Exact cities and dates will be announced during the coming months.

NIGHTWISH's video for the group's new single, "Amaranth", has been posted on YouTube. The clip was shot in Los Angeles with director Antti Jokinen (BEYONCÉ, WYCLEF JEAN, KORN, MISSY ELLIOT, STRATOVARIUS, SHANIA TWAIN, CELINE DION).

NIGHTWISH shot two videos in Los Angeles with Antti Jokinen, reportedly at a cost of 270,000 euros (approximately $362,000). "We saved time and money by doing two videos in one session," NIGHTWISH leader Tuomas Holopainen told the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

Behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the new NIGHTWISH video, "Amaranth", has been posted at

NIGHTWISH's new CD, "Dark Passion Play" is scheduled for release on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and October 2 via Roadrunner Records (USA).

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

The "Amaranth" single will precede the album on August 24 (Nuclear Blast) and August 22 (Spinefarm/Universal). It will be available in several different versions.

To see the "Amaranth" cover artwork, click here.


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