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NIGHTWISH: New Video Interview With TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Available

Holland's FaceCulture conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen after the band's fan meet-and-greet session at the Hard Rock Café in Amsterdam, Holland. Watch the interview in below. Tuomas talks about being adored, signing autographs, the fans, how the band's new singer Anette Olzon is coping with the pressures of touring, and his own idol Richard Dean Anderson and how he got his autograph. Also available is a report on the meet-and-greet in Amsterdam.

NIGHTWISH will announce its upcoming U.S. fall tour dates on April 8.

Keeping in line with the tradition of the band's first two U.S. tours in support of its latest CD, "Dark Passion Play", the group is putting two dates on sale early — September 17 at La Zona Rosa in Austin, Texas and the previously announced September 24 at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both of these dates are on sale now exclusively through, with special VIP meet-and-greet tickets available for Austin only

"The Islander", the new single from NIGHTWISH, will be released on May 21 and will include the following tracks:

01. The Islander
02. Escapist (instrumental version)
03. Meadows Of Heaven (orchestral version)

Additionally, it will include the videos for "The Islander" and "Bye Bye Beautiful".

Check out the "The Islander" single artwork at this location.

The video for "The Islander" was shot last autumn in Rovaniemi, Finland and was directed by Stobe Harju. The clip will premiere on April 14 at 7:00 p.m. (Finnish time) on MTV Finland's show "Spanking New".

NIGHTWISH will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, April 4 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at

Tuomas Holopainen interview:

Report on meet-and-greet at Hard Rock Café in Amsterdam:


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