Nightwish Announce “Decades” 2018 North American Tour

Nightwish haqve announced that they will kick off their nine-month-long “Decades: World Tour 2018” with 34 shows in North America. These shows will feature a special setlist, featuring earlier material with twists. The only time you will ever have a chance to see this setlist will be on this tour. In other news a new 2 CD compilation titled “Decades” will be released on March 9 via Nuclear Blast. People who buy tickets to the trek will receive a copy of the release.

Tour Dates:

Mar. 09 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernable
Mar. 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Filmore
Mar. 12 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Mar. 13 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
Mar. 14 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Mar. 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar. 17 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar. 18 – Albany, NY – The Egg
Mar. 20 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Mar. 21 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Mar. 23 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
Mar. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Mar. 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Mar. 26 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
Mar. 28 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
Mar. 29 – St. Louis, MO – Touhill Performing Arts Center
Mar. 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
Mar. 31 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Apr. 02 – Omaha, NB – Sokol Auditorium
Apr. 03 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Apr. 05 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
Apr. 06 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Apr. 07 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theater
Apr. 08 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Apr. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Apr. 12 – Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theatre
Apr. 13 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Apr. 14 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
Apr. 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Apr. 17 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Apr. 18 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Apr. 19 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theater
Apr. 21 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
Apr. 22 – Miami, FL – Olympia Theater

New Insect Species Named After Nightwish Keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen

According to Science Daily, conservation biologist Jukka Salmela discovered s new species of insect in Finland recently discovered a new insect species and decided to name it after Nightwish’s Tuomas Holopainen, due to his love of nature. It is called “sciophila holopaineni,” and it lives in shadowy areas of eastern Lapland, Finland. Holopainen said that he is “very, very touched” and that it “is the highest honour a nature nerd like (him) can receive.”