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Tarja

Formed: 2007
From: unknown
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Tarja News

Below is our complete Tarja news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Tarja Turunen To Release CD/DVD Set "Act I"

Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, today announces the release of a live solo album from legendary Finnish songstress Tarja Turunen. Entitled "Act I," the release will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4th, 2012 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-Ray format.

The first ever live audio/video offering from the former Nightwish soprano, "Act 1" is a mammoth undertaking recorded and filmed with 10 HD cameras at the Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina in March 2012. The following press release was issued:

"With an elaborate track listing of solo tunes, Nightwish classics and various covers including a rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'The Phantom Of The Opera,' Gary Moore’s 'Over The Hills and Far Away,' Whitesnake’s 'Still Of The Night' and a variety of video extras, Act I provides a full-fledged bill of fare to every diehard TARJA fan."

Comments Turunen of the offering: “Those two nights in Rosario were a huge emotional drive to me personally,” adding that she was many times “ready to burst into tears.”

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Tarja Live Footage Posted Online

New Tarja live footage has made its way online and is available for viewing in the player provided below. The footage was captured during Tarja's June 12, 2011 performance at the "Rock On Volga" festival in Samara, Russia.

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Leaves' Eyes Video Interview Available

Leaves' Eyes will be heading out on a European tour with Tarja this coming May. A video interview has now been posted online with Liv Kristine and Tarja discussing the tour, which can be viewed below.

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More Bands Added To Summer Breeze Lineup

More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.

Full details on the festival are available here. The complete list of currently confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Leaves' Eyes Announces New Tour Dates

German/Norwegian metal act Leaves' Eyes has announced the following European tour dates:

W/ MIDNATTSOL:
Apr. 22 - Sneek, Netherlands - Bolwerk
Apr. 23 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
Apr. 24 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
Apr. 25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
Apr. 28 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Apr. 29 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club
Apr. 30 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy - Rock N Roll Arena

Supporting TARJA
May 03 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
May 04 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
May 06 - München, Germany - Backstage
May 07 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Festhalle Durlach
May 10 - Bonn, Germany - Brückenforum
May 11 - Osnabrück, Germany - Rosenhof
May 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
May 14 - Bomal-sur-Ourthe, Belgium - Durbuy Rock Festival (no TARJA)
May 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
May 17 - Neu Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
May 19 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
May 20 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol

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Powerwolf Confirms Festival Date

Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:

AMORPHIS
CALIBAN
EMIL BULLS
END OF GREEN
FEUERSCHWANZ
FREI.WILD
GRAND MAGUS
HACKNEYED
HAIL OF BULLETS
HAMMERFALL
HYPOCRISY
IN EXTREMO
LETZTE INSTANZ
ORDEN OGAN
PAUL DI'ANNO
POWERWOLF
SALTATIO MORTIS
SEPULTURA
STAHLMANN
TARJA
THE NEW BLACK
TURISAS
TÝR
U.D.O.

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Tarja Turunen Confirms Festvial Appearance

Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen has confirmed that she will be appearing at the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:
ARCH ENEMY
BOLT THROWER
CALIBAN
CORVUS CORAX
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
FARMER BOYS
HAIL OF BULLETS
HAYSEED DIXIE
J.B.O.
KALMAH
KAMPFAR
KVELERTAK
MARDUK
PRIMORDIAL
SALTATIO MORTIS
SKELETONWITCH
TARJA
THE HAUNTED
TURISAS
TÝR
VOMITORY
WITCHERY

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Whyzdom Announces Show Supporting Tarja Turunen

Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about an upcoming show supporting Tarja Turunen:

"Dear friends, after these great moments in Raismes Fest, here is the time to announce that our next gig will be in Paris, the 10th of October at the Bataclan. It will be a very special occasion, since we will have the honor to open for Tarja Turunen! We can also confirm that we'll have the great pleasure to welcome our friend Lisa Middelhauve (former Xandria singer) on stage again with us!"

The details of the upcoming Whyzdom tour dates are as follows:

10/10 2010 Bataclan Paris, Paris, FRANCE
11/12 2010 Symphonic Breizh Fest tbc, Bretagne, FRANCE

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Tarja Turunen Reveals Deluxe Edition Details

Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen has revealed further details regarding her upcoming second solo album. The album, titled "What Lies Beneath," will be made available on August 31st, 2010 through The End Records/Omega Order in two different editions. A regular single disc edition will be made available along with a special two disc digi-pak set.

"What Lies Beneath" deluxe edition tracklisting:
Disc 1:

1. Anteroom Of Death (feat. Van Canto)
2. Until My Last Breath
3. Dark Star (feat. Phil Labonte)
4. Underneath
5. Little Lies
6. Rivers Of Lust
7. In For A Kill
8. Montañas de Silencio (U.S. only track)
9. Falling Awake (feat. Joe Satriani)
10. The Archive Of Lost Dreams
11. Crimson Deep

Disc 2:
1. We Are
2. Naiad
3. Still Of The Night (Whitesnake cover)

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Tarja Turunen Announces New Album Details

Tarja Turunen, the former vocalist for Nightwish, has announced details regarding her upcoming studio album "What Lies Beneath." "What Lies Beneath" has been set for release on August 31st, 2010 through The End Records. The album also features guest appearances from members of All That Remains and Five Finger Death Punch.

Here's the "What Lies Beneath" tracklisting:

1. Anteroom Of Death (feat. Van Canto)
2. Until My Last Breath
3. Dark Star (feat. Phil Labonte)
4. Underneath
5. Little Lies
6. Rivers Of Lust
7. In For A Kill
8. Montañas de Silencio
9. Falling Awake (feat. Joe Satriani)
10. The Archive Of Lost Dreams
11. Crimson Deep

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Tarja Turunen In-Studio Footage

Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen has uploaded a brand new in-studio video. Tarja Turunen's upcoming album "What Lies Beneath" features guest appearnace from members of All That Remains and Five Finger Death Punch.

You can watch the in-studio clip below:

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Urn and The Eternal To Support Tarja On Tour

The Chicago-based, gothic-doom metal band URN has announced that they and very close friends from Australia, The Eternal, will be direct support for Tarja for her for select dates as part of her North American leg of her “Storm Returns to America” tour. Here are a few tour dates announced:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - USA - New York, NY - Fillmore Irving Plaza
Friday, May 1, 2009 - Canada - Montreal, SC - Le Medley
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - Canada - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Monday, May 4, 2009 - USA - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues More...

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Stream Tarja's First Single, "I Walk Alone"

Ex-Nightwish frontwoman Tarja Turunen is releasing her first solo project here is the states, entitled "My Winter Storm," which will be in stores everywhere on February 26, 2008.

Nightwish has gone platinum numerous times and Tarja is bringing many of those core fans with her on this project. A stream for her single “I Stand Alone” is now available online here.

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