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Nightwish Announces Compilation Album, "Decades" And Tour Dates

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Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has announced details for a new two disc compilation album, which will be entitled, "Decades." The record will be released on March 9th 2018 and will be promoted with a lengthy tour of North America and Europe, which includes a number of festival appearances, concluding with a headline set at the Bloodstock Open Air festival.

"July 6th, 1996 was the exact date marked on my family's summer cabin guestbook. On that date, by a campfire, a decision was made to form a band of three members, playing atmospheric acoustic music led by a female voice. 15 months later, this group would release its debut album, and more than two decades later, it would release a compilation including songs from 8 studio albums and from the very first demo which gave the band its name.

Speaking about the release, keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen stated: "The infinite freedom and potential I found from songwriting back in the day took me right back home, offering a place to feel free and meaningful. So the roller coaster ride begun, adventures from all sides of the spectrum ahead, making a pit stop at this place and age from where we`re greeting you now. Looking back, the voyage has been nothing short of spectacular.

"The best part of it all, though, are the people. The fellowship of the band, past and present, the crew and the management. The relationships created, whether it's the fans in the front row, guest musicians, other bands, promoters, media, record label staff, or even your own heroes you never thought you'd meet. I've met my best friends through music, as well as faced the most unfortunate ordeals, but it's all been for the love of life and adventure, for learning, and for a meaning. The sense of privilege I feel looking into the past, the present, and future is immeasurable by words. It's something that can only be expressed through poetry and music. A journey of two decades has taken our wonderful Edema Ruh this far, and the beauty of the future is, that it remains an untold story.

"In a few months, we'll celebrate the journey so far in the form of a 9-month nostalgia tour, including material from all of our 8 studio albums. We shall meet you all soon, and it will be wondrous as never before!"

The scheduled tour dates are as follows:

March 9 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernable
March 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Filmore
March 12 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
March 13 - Baltimore, MD - Lyric Theater
March 14 - New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
March 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
March 17 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
March 18 - Albany, NY - The Egg
March 20 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
March 21 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
March 23 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
March 24 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
March 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
March 26 -Covington, KY - Madison Theater
March 28 - Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre
March 29 - St. Louis, MO - Touhill Performing Arts Center
March 30 - Minneapolis, MN - The Myth
March 31 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
April 2 - Omaha, NB - Sokol Auditorium
April 3 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
April 5 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
April 6 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
April 7 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Threater
April 8 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
April 10 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
April 12 - Ventura, CA - The Majestic Ventura Theatre
April 13 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic
April 14 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
April 15 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
April 17 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
April 18 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
April 19 - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theater
April 21 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
April 22 - Miami, FL - Olympia Theater
May 5 - Tallinn - Saku Suurhall
June 1 - Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
June 2 - Nijmegen - FortaRock
June 21 - Copenhagen - Copenhell
June 24 - Clisson - Hellfest
July 6 - Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival
July 13 - Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
July 21 -Lahti - Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
August 3 - Wacken - Wacken Open Air
August 7 - Schaffhausen - Stars in Town
August 9 - Villena - Leyendas del Rock
August 12 - Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
November 2 - Gothenburg - Partille Arena
November 5 - Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle
November 6 - Hamburg - Barclaycard Arena
November 7 - Antwerp - Lotto Arena
November 9 - Oberhausen - König-Pilsener-Arena
November 10 - Paris - AccorHotels Arena
November 11 - Geneva - Arena
November 13 - Bratislava - Incheba Expo Arena
November 14 - Munich - Olympiahalle
November 16 - Leipzig - Arena
November 17 - Krakow - Tauron Arena
November 20 - Budapest - Arena
November 22 - Zurich - Hallenstadion
November 23 - Nuremberg - Arena
November 24 - Stuttgart - Schleyer-Halle
November 27 - Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
December 4 - Milan - Medionalum Forum
December 5 - Frankfurt - Festhalle

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