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, Kreator, Kamelot, Destruction, Etc. Set For 2023 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 30 – February 3, will sail from Miami, FL to Bimini, Bahamas and it will feature: Nightwish, Kreator, Kamelot, Destruction, Cynic, Amorphis, Uli Jon Roth, Novembre, Rotting Christ, Korpiklaani, Månegarm, Insomnium, Fallujah, Warbringer, Obscura, Oceans Of Slumber, Melechesh, Nightmare, Evergrey, Sirenia, Jungle Rot, Feuerschwanz, Abysmal Dawn, Visions Of Atlantis, Fractal Universe, and Decrepit Birth. Public sales will launch on November 30 at 12 p.m. EST / 9 a.m. PST.

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen Says She Is Now “Cancer Free”

Nightwish singer Floor Jansen has shared a new health update after recently undergoing surgery amid her battle with breast cancer. According to her, she is now “cancer free.” Jansen said the following:

“Great news! I am cancer free 🤩 The surgery took everything cancerous out and it hasn’t spread! I’ll get local radiation therapy in February to make sure everything stays out. I’m getting my energy back after the surgery and feel a huge relief to know it was successful! I’m not back to a 100% but I have no doubt the shows will give me the power push I need to rock with all of you on the upcoming European tour 🤘🏻Thank you for your amazing support and well wishes 🙏🏻🙏🏻”

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen Shares New Health Update Following Breast Cancer Surgery

Nightwish singer Floor Jansen recently underwent an operation to remove a tumor amid her battle with breast cancer. According to her, the “surgery went well.”

Jansen issued the following statement:

“The tumor removal surgery went well without any surprises. I’m recovering well and should be up and about soon. It will take a few weeks to know what the findings are regarding the tumor and lymph node that will be tested.

I’ll keep you posted.

I want to use this opportunity to thank the medical staff that took care of me. All done with so much care, empathy, and professionalism! I felt completely safe in your capable hands! You all are troopers, and not just in the hospital I went to, but worldwide. Thank you for all you do!!!

Note: This photo is 2 years old. My hair doesn’t grow that fast. 😉”

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.”

Tarja Turunen To Release “Best Of: Living The Dream” In December

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) will be releasing a new “best-of” collection, titled “Best Of: Living The Dream,” on December 2. The CD and vinyl copies will feature 16 tracks and deluxe liner notes. The effort will also be available as a limited edition mediabook with 13 bonus tracks and a live show called “Circus Life” and as a limited edition box set with 19 bonus tracks, four picture discs, six art prints, two posters, and a fine art print signed by Turunen.

“Best Of: Living The Dream” Track Listing:

CD1 / LP1+2:

01. “Eye Of The Storm” (brand new song)
02. “I Walk Alone” (single version)
03. “Die Alive” (alternative version)
04. “Enough”
05. “Falling Awake” (feat. Jason Hook)
06. “Until My Last Breath” (single version)
07. “I Feel Immortal” (radio remix)
08. “Victim Of A Ritual”
09. “500 Letters”
10. “Never Enough”
11. “Innocence” (radio edit)
12. “Demons In You” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
13. “Diva”
14. “Dead Promises” (feat. Björn “Speed” Strid)
15. “Tears In Rain”
16. “You And I” (band version)

CD2 / Picture Disc 3+4:

01. “Oasis”
02. “Sing For Me”
03. “Anteroom Of Death” (edit version)
04. “In For A Kill”
05. “Naiad”
06. “Crimson Deep”
07. “Mystique Voyage”
08. “Deliverance”
09. “Into The Sun”
10. “Eagle Eye (feat. Chad Smith)
11. “Too Many”
12. “Love To Hate”
13. “Shadow Play”

CD3:

01. “Rukous, Op. 40 : N°2”
02. “Oi, Kiitos Sa Luojani Armollinen”
03. “Ave Maria” (Camille Saint-Saëns)
04. “Ave Maria” (Giulio Caccini)
05. “Ave Maria” (Tarja Turunen)
06. “Walking In The Air”
07. “You Would Have Loved This”
08. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
09. “Together”
10. “O Tannenbaum”
11. “What Child Is This”
12. “Varpunen Jouluaamuna”
13. “Heinillä Härkien”
14. “En Etsi Valtaa Loistoa”
15. “Witch-Hunt”
16. “You Take My Breath Away”
17. “I Feel Pretty”
18. “The Cruellest Goodbye”
19. “World in My Eyes”

Blu-ray:

01. “Mystique Voyage”
02. “500 Letters”
03. “Naiad”
04. “Diva”
05. “You And I”
06. “Love To Hate”
07. “Demons In You”
08. “Never Enough”
09. “Falling Awake
10. “I Feel Immortal
11. “I Walk Alone”
12. “Victim Of Ritual”
13. “Innocence”
14. “Die Alive”
15. “Tears In Rain”
16. “Dead Promises”
17. “Until My Last Breath”
18. “Shadow Play”

Turunen commented:

“After all these years, I still really can’t believe it’s time for me to release a proper ‘Best Of’ album. So many beautiful moments, unbelievable. It has been a dream to put together this collection. And I really hope that you will enjoy this as much as I did while making it.”

The effort’s first single, a previously unreleased song titled “Eye Of The Storm,” can be found below. Turunen added the following about that track:

“It was the right time to finally release this song,” Tarja explains. “It has a very deep feeling of closure in it. It’s been influenced by two very important countries in my life: Finland and Argentina. It’s an internal battle inside of me. Because at that time in life, I was really searching for my place in this world, where I belong as a person, as an individual.”

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”‘

Outlanders (Ex-Nightwish, Etc.) Share Visualiser For New Song “Land Of Sea And Sun”

Outlanders, the band featuring ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen and EDM artist Torsten Stenzel, have premiered a new song titled “Land Of Sea And Sun.” This track features former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman and you can find a visualiser for it below:

Turunen commented:

“‘Land Of Sea And Sun’ was the last song I wrote for Outlanders.

The locals call Antigua as the land of sea and sun and you can see that expression everywhere you go, even in the license plates of the cars.

With the title set and all the images, sounds and scents of Antigua in mind, I approached the songwriting differently this time: in a weird twist, I become the island itself as the storyteller for this song.

Even though the song is very much inspired and shaped by the island chill, it happened to turn out kind of a rock song. I had this feeling since the first moment, so I knew I wanted a rocker with lots of sensitivity for the guitar parts. I approached my friend Kiko Loureiro to ask his help to get in touch with guitarist Marty Friedman. Kiko very kindly connected us.

I absolutely love what Marty did in the song. He embraced the song and added beautiful harmonies and moods to it. Marty really understood what I was looking for. I am super happy with the results of this one and I do hope you all will love it as well.

Outlanders rocks!”

“The visualiser for ‘Land of Sea and Sun’ was basically filmed in my favorite spot in Antigua: Jolly Harbour. The two beaches you see on the images are the North and the South beaches of Jolly Harbour Marina.

Countless times I have been sitting, strolling, swimming, but also writing songs on these shores. Many melodies were born while watching the sunsets. The surroundings are so very calm and inspiring there.

As you might notice, there are barely people around and that solitude is one of the reasons why I love the place so much. Antigua was and still is my ‘hiding’ spot.

It is even more beautiful when you get to see it from the water side. The beauty of the island really stands out when you ride the waves with a boat. You can still discover many secluded beaches as well. The colour of the water is a pristine turquoise and blue.

We spent few hours cruising with Torsten´s Salty Belle boat. We had fun!

I hope you enjoy the land of sea and sun as much as we do in Outlanders.”

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. 🔥”