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NIGHTWISH In Milan: Photos, Video Footage Available

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH played a sold-out show in Milan, Italy earlier tonight (Sunday, March 2). The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Intro + Bye Bye Beautiful
02. Dark Chest of Wonders
03. Whoever Brings the Night
04. Ever Dream
05. The Siren
06. Amaranth
07. The Islander
08. The Poet and the Pendulum
09. Sacrament of Wilderness
10. Sahara
11. Nemo
12. 7 Days to the Wolves
13. Wishmaster
14. Wish I Had an Angel

Check out photos from tonight's concert at Musica Metal.

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH performing the song "Amaranth" at the Milan show can be viewed below.

NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Dark Passsion Play", has been certified quadruple-platium in Finland for sales in excess of 120,000 copies. The CD has also been certified platinum in Switzerland, and gold in Germany, Sweden, Austria and Poland.

NIGHTWISH has been nominated in the following categories at the Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent):

* Band Of The Year
* Best Metal Album ("Dark Passion Play")
* Best Album" ("Dark Passion Play")
* Song Of The Year ("Amaranth")
* Best Finnish Artist

Emma Gaala will be held on Saturday March 8, 2008 at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki.

NIGHTWISH will perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 20 as part of the third U.S. leg of the band's tour in support of the "Dark Passion Play" album. The trek, which will also include a September 24 date at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina, is tentatively scheduled to begin at the end of August and run through the end of September. Final details, including special guest support and on-sale dates, will be officially announced in early April. Discussions have also started to bring the band back to North America in early 2009 for additional touring. Those plans should be finalized by the summer.


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