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Nightwish Reveals Compilation, "Decades" Tracklisting

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Tuomas Holopainen's 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band Nightwish back in 1996. 20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold - Nightwish are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018.

Decades will be available as:
2CD-DIGI
3LP BOX (different colours)
2CD-Earbook

The trasklisting reads as follows:

CD1
1. The Greatest Show On Earth
2. Élan
3. My Walden
4. Storytime
5. I Want My Tears Back
6. Amaranth
7. The Poet And The Pendulum
8. Nemo
9. Wish I Had An Angel

CD2
1. Ghost Love Score
2. Slaying The Dreamer
3. End Of All Hope
4. 10th Man Down
5. The Kinslayer
6. Dead Boy’s Poem
7. Gethsemane
8. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
9. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

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3LP BOX (33 RPM)
Side A
1. The Greatest Show On Earth

Side B
1. Élan
2. My Walden
3. Storytime
4. I Want My Tears Back
5. Amaranth

Side C
1. The Poet And The Pendulum
2. Nemo
3. Wish I Had An Angel

Side D
1. Ghost Love Score
2. Slaying The Dreamer
3. End Of All Hope
4. 10th Man Down

Side E
1. The Kinslayer
2. Dead Boy’s Poem
3. Gethsemane
4. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean

Side F
1. Sacrament Of Wilderness
2. Sleeping Sun
3. Elvenpath
4. The Carpenter
5. Nightwish (demo)

This release will be accompanied by a 9 month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March/April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows, including their highly anticipated UK show - a headline appearance at Bloodstock Festival on 12th August. Across this tour, Nightwish will also be presenting a special set list featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That's why these evenings will not only be special events for fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material!

The 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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