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NIGHTWISH Schedules New Jersey In-Store Performance; First Spring 2008 U.S. Date Announced

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has scheduled a special in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey on October 19 at 6:00 p.m. Pre-order the group's new CD, "Dark Passion Play" at this location to get a wristband which will guarantee admittance to the in-store.

In other news, due to the increasingly high demand 30 more NIGHTWISH VIP tickets (first/priority entry into venue and an autographed poster) have been released for the band's October 23 show in Toronto and an additional 25 for the October 21 concert in Montreal. VIP tickets for the October 31 gig in Seattle and October 20 in Worcester are officially sold out. You can still purchase VIP tickets for the following NIGHTWISH shows via on a limited basis only:

Oct. 18 - New York City, NY
Oct. 21 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Oct. 23 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oct. 27 - Chicago, Illinois
Nov. 04 - West Hollywood, California
Nov. 06 - Anaheim, California
Nov. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nov. 15 - Orlando, Florida

Also on the NIGHTWISH front, BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that the band is planning at least one more trip to the U.S., with May being the time period that is being looked at. So far, only one date has been announced: House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24, 2008

NIGHTWISH is expected to perform at the Helsinki (Finland) and Hamburg (Germany) release parties for the group's new album, "Dark Passion Play". The Hamburg party will take place on the album's German release date, September 28, at a club called Delphi Showpalast. It has been announced that the entire group will attend the event, which will feature a performance by "a famous and glorious NIGHTWISH cover band called SUSHI PATROL from Japan" (believed to be the members of NIGHTWISH themselves). The Helsinki party will take place on September 26 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. A "NIGHTWISH cover band from Estonia called NATUVISSYSET" is scheduled to appear at the Helsinki event, which will coincide with the Finnish release date of the group's new CD (via Spinefarm Records/Universal).

NIGHTWISH will make its "official" live debut with new singer Anette Olzon on October 6 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The group's U.S. tour kicks off on October 15 in West Springfield, Virginia.

"Dark Passion Play" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 2 via Roadrunner Records.

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon being interviewed by Holland's FaceCulture:

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For footage of NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen being interviewed by FaceCulture, go to this location.


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