Nightwish Singer Goes Gold
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Nightwish frontwoman Tarja Turunen was recently presented with a gold record for her first solo single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), which has shifted more than 5,000 copies in her native Finland (gold certification for albums is 15,000 copies). The single, which was released last December, entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 2 and ended up moving into the No. 1 slot later in the month. View a photo of Turunen with the award at this location.
In the wake of the tremendous success of her Christmas solo single in Finland, Turunen has agreed to embark on a Christmas concert tour in December 2005. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Dec. 01 - Savonlinna-Sali - Savonlinna, FIN
Dec. 03 - Kuusaa-Sali - Kuusankoski, FIN
Dec. 09 – Passionskirche - Berlin, GER
Dec. 15 – TBC - Romania
In other news, Tarja will be contributing lead and backing vocals in April to brother Timo Turunen's debut album, according to a posting on her official web site. Additionally, the site is currently accepting feedback from fans regarding her upcoming Christmas solo album, tentatively due in 2006. Click here to offer your comments.
According to a posting on their official website, Nightwish have also set up "a fancy new image gallery. If you have concert photos that you would like to share, send them to christian or jarmo @nightwish.com." Head here to view the gallery.
Source: Nuclear Blast
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