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NIGHTWISH: 'Dark Passion Play' Enters Australian Chart At No. 42

According to a posting on NIGHTWISH's official web site, the group's new album, "Dark Passion Play", has entered the Australian chart at position No. 42. The updated list of "Dark Passion Play" first-week chart positions is as follows:

#1 - Germany
#1 - Finland
#1 - Switzerland
#1 - Hungary
#1 - Croatia
#1 - Czech Republic
#4 - Sweden
#5 - Austria
#5 - Netherlands
#5 - Greece
#6 - France
#7 - Norway
#14 - Italy
#18 - Denmark
#24 - Canada
#25 - UK
#36 - Belgium
#42 - Australia
#50 - Poland
#62 - Ireland
#84 - US

As previously reported, another date has been leaked for NIGHTWISH's upcoming spring 2008 North American tour: May 15 at The Drink in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The band is also expected to perform at the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut on May 6; The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California on May 22; and at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24.

The Regina gig will be part of an extensive Canadian run in the middle of the tour, which will be officially announced on November 7.

Tickets for the Orangevale concert are now on sale through

NIGHTWISH made 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.

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen told a Finnish TV station that the band has just finished shooting the third video from its latest CD, "Dark Passion Play". The clip for an as-yet-undisclosed song was shot in Rovaniemi, Finland with director Tuomas "Stobe" Harju. Ilkka Immonen of Lapland Studio Oy produced the video.

Watch fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH performing the song "Amaranth" in Israel on October 6, 2007:


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