Nightwish Postpone Asian Tour

Nightwish have postponed their upcoming Asian tour. The band commented:

“The last stage of getting Floor Jansen back to full health involves radiation therapy, which has been rescheduled from February to January. And so, as a consequence, we are unable to come to Asia as scheduled. But don’t panic! All of our team are working solidly on making sure we all see you again soon.”

This news comes after Jansen recently revealed that she was “cancer free.”

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, she says her “prognosis is very good.”

Jansen issued the following statement:

“A letter to you,

Life comes in waves, with ups and downs.

I have had the joy of riding many highs, and I have shared these with you through social media and the many many shows worldwide throughout the many years of my career.

But now a new wave hit me. Not a good one. I have breast cancer. It was diagnosed a little over 2 weeks ago and I will have surgery tomorrow to remove the tumor. My prognosis is very good!!! It seems to be a non-aggressive cancer, which seems to not have spread. I will keep my breast. And I will be cancer free after this surgery, plus a local radiation treatment that will take place three months after this surgery, hopefully. We will know more after the surgery to see if this positive prognosis stands.

The word cancer is a shocker. All that you found important in life before this diagnosis changes radically within minutes. Now I just want to be healthy again. I want to see my daughter grow into a woman; I want to live! And the scariest part of this diagnosis is that I thought I was healthy! I didn’t feel the cancer, I didn’t know it was there until I, as a 40+ woman, went to a standard mammogram checkup. Something many countries offer, for free even for the lucky ones.

Had I not gone there, the tumor would have gone undetected. In a year from now this could have grown much bigger. The thought of that makes me share this story with you. A mammogram is lifesaving! It’s uncomfortable and you might think that you won’t have something in your breasts anyway but GO! And for the men reading this: remind your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister to go and get checked. Even without the luxury I as a western woman experience with free mammogram checkups: GO! Luckily, there are many organizations that offer information about self-detection if you do not have access or funds for a mammogram.

If I might inspire you to take good care of yourself, then something good will come out of this cancer diagnosis.

If all goes as planned, I will be up and running in time for the European tour with Nightwish, that will start on the 20th of November! And I am optimistic since my prognosis is good! I promise to take good care of myself.

I will be off the grid for a while to focus on myself.

Thank you for reading this letter.”

Nightwish To Release “Tour Edition” Of “Human. :II: Nature.” In November

Nightwish have announced that they will be releasing a new “tour edition” of “Human. :II: Nature.” on November 18. The effort will be available as a 2CD plus Blu-ray digipak and it will include the original album along with two interactive experiences from May 2021 in which the band performed in a virtual tavern called “The Islanders Arms.”

“Human. :II: Nature. (Tour Edition)” Track Listing:

CD 1: “Human. :II: Nature.”:

01. “Music”
02. “Noise”
03. “Shoemaker”
04. “Harvest”
05. “Pan
06. “How’s The Heart?”
07. “Procession”
08. “Tribal”
09. “Endlessness”

CD 2: “All the Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World”:

01. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Vista”
02. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Blue”
03. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Green”
04. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Moors”
05. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Aurorae”
06. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Quiet As The Snow”
07. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Anthropocene” (incl. “Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal”)
08. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Ad Astra”

Blu-ray: “Virtual Live Show From The Islanders Arms 2021”:

01. “Intro”
02. “Noise”
03. “Planet Hell”
04. “Alpenglow”
05. “Élan”
06. “Storytime”
07. “How’s The Heart?”
08. “Harvest”
09. “Dark Chest Of Wonders”
10. “I Want My Tears Back”
11. “Ever Dream”
12. “Nemo”
13. “Sleeping Sun”
14. “Pan”
15. “Last Ride Of The Day”
16. “Ghost Love Score”
17. “The Greatest Show On Earth”
18. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World: VIII. Ad Astra”‘

Nightwish Officially Welcome Bassist Jukka Koskinen To The Band

Nightwish have officially welcomed bassist Jukka Koskinen (Wintersun) to the band. The group commented:

“We’re delighted to announce our dear friend Jukka Koskinen is officially inaugurated as a member of the band. 🙏 We’ve been incredibly thankful to have him on our side while touring and it only feels natural to have him join the band officially. 🤍 Now it’s time to recharge our batteries for October when we head to South America. 🔥”

Nightwish Announce Revised 2021 European Tour

Nightwish have announced the revised dates for their 2021 European tour. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/14 Oslo, NOR -Spektrum (with Sonata Arctica and Turmion Kätilöt)
11/22 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome (with Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt)
11/23 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome (with Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt)
11/30 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sportaréna (with Sonata Arctica and Turmion Kätilöt)
12/10 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena (with Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt)
12/13 London, UK – SSE Arena Wembley (with Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt)
12/19 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle (with Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt)
12/20 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena (with Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt)
12/29 Tampere, FIN – Uros Areena (with Botox)
12/30 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall (with Botox)

Nightwish commented:

“Dearest fans,

We are happy to confirm the following European concert dates for 2021…

Due to various Covid restrictions, we have had to postpone the rest of the European tour dates to 2022 and we will announce the new dates as soon as possible. Hold on to your tickets!

We would also like to kindly remind you that proof of vaccination and/or recovery will be required to enter these shows.

We heartily thank you for your patience in these peculiar times and hope to see as many of you as possible very soon!”

Nightwish Release “Nemo” From “An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World” Through Amazon Music

Nightwish have shared “Nemo” from their “An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World” livestream concert exclusively through Amazon. The track, which is called “Nemo (Virtual World Version) (Amazon Original),” can be found HERE.

Nightwish Recruit Bassist Jukka Koskinen (Wintersun) For “Human. :II: Nature.” World Tour

Nightwish have officially recruited bassist Jukka Koskinen (Wintersun) for their “Human. :II: Nature.” world tour. He will be filling the void left by Marko Hietala, who exited the band earlier this year. Nightwish commented:

“Finally we can share the awaited news with you all! Let’s welcome Jukka Koskinen on board!”

Jukka added:

“I couldn’t be more honored to be part of the vehicle of spirit of Nightwish on its onward journey sharing special live moments to come on the ‘Human. :II: Nature.’ tour with all of you out there!”

Nightwish Reschedule “An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World” Event

Nightwish have postponed their two-day “An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World” event. The shows are now set to take place on May 28-29 and they will feature two different sets at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality.

The group commented:

“An Evening with Nightwish In a Virtual World” live experiences have been rescheduled from March to May due to changes in the our touring schedule. The new dates are Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Tickets purchased for the original dates are automatically valid for the new dates.

2 evening tickets will be on sale for the current price until February 14, 2021, 10.59pm CET. After this the price will go up. The sooner you purchase your ticket, the lower the price.

VIP packages will go on sale at the same time. The VIP package includes a virtual session with the yet unrevealed bass player of Nightwish’s ”Human. :II: Nature.” tour, among other perks. The identity of the bass player will be revealed on the live virtual session included in the VIP package on Friday, May 28, 2021.

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