NIGHTWISH: announce headlining North American tour for 2015 & release 'Storytime'

Finland-based symphonic metal act NIGHTWISH are currently working on their new album. Today the band […]
September 23, 2014

Finland-based symphonic metal act NIGHTWISH are currently working on their new album. Today the band announces their 27-date headlining tour through North America for 2015, launching in New York City on April 9th, hitting three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. Opening act will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.

Checking in from Finland amidst all the prep work for recording their new studio album, NIGHTWISH member Marco Hietala shares the following about the band's return to North America: "Hi to all! Our work on the new album has been going with serious productive speed and comfortable ease at the same time. It's going to be great to get it out to you and play these pieces live. And with this announcement it will obviously happen quite soon! Here are the dates for the North-American shows. Come on over and we'll raise hell and kick some arses together!"

Confirmed dates for the upcoming NIGHTWISH 2015 tour with DELAIN are:

09.04 USA New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10.04. USA Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11.04. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium
13.04. CND Quebec City, QC - Capitole Theatre
14.04. CND Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theatre
16.04. USA Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17.04. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
18.04. USA Chicago, IL - Concorde Music Hall
19.04. USA Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
21.04. USA Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
22.04. USA Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
24.04. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
25.04. CND Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
26.04. USA Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
18.04. USA San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
30.04. USA Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
01.05. USA Los Angeles, CA - Greek theatre
02.05. USA Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
03.05. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
05.05. USA Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
06.05. USA Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
08.05. USA Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
09.05. USA Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11.05. USA Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Work
12.05. USA Louisville, KY - Expo Five
13.05. USA Charlotte, NC - Filmore
14.05. USA Silver Springs, MD - Filmore

NIGHTWISH's new, yet-untitled creation will be the first studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen
will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY) will replace him. It's set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

While the band is busy in the studio together with producer Tero "TeeCee" Kinnunen, fans can enjoy a series of five special clips, with impressions of the "Imaginaerum" world-tour. Today marks number three, with an impressive clip for the NIGHTWISH hymn 'Storytime'.

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