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.

The Track List:

CD1

01. The Greatest Show On Earth
02. Élan
03. My Walden
04. Storytime
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Amaranth
07. The Poet And The Pendulum
08. Nemo
09. Wish I Had An Angel

CD2

01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down
05. The Kinslayer
06. Dead Boy’s Poem
07. Gethsemane
08. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
09. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

The 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. On 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 the fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material! All dates can be found below.

Confirmed NIGHTWISH “DECADES: NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2018” are:

3/09/2018 TABERNACLE – Atlanta, GA
3/10/2018 THE FILMORE – Charlotte, NC
3/12/2018 THE NORVA – Norfolk, VA
3/13/2018 LYRIC THEATER – Baltimore, MD
3/14/2018 PLAYSTATION THEATER – New York, NY
3/16/2018 ELECTRIC FACTORY – Philadelphia, PA
3/17/2018 THE PALLADIUM – Worcester, MA
3/18/2018 THE EGG – Albany, NY
3/20/2018 METROPOLIS – Montreal, QUE CANADA
3/21/2018 MASSEY HALL – Toronto, ON CANADA
3/23/2018 RAPIDS THEATRE – Niagara Falls, NY
3/24/2018 AGORA THEATER – Cleveland, OH
3/25/2018 STAGE AE – Pittsburgh, PA
3/26/2018 MADISON THEATER – Covington, KY
3/27/2018 STATE THEATRE – Kalamazoo, MI
3/29/2018 TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – St Louis, MO
3/30/2018 THE MYTH – Minneapolis, MN
3/31/2018 ARAGON BALLROOM – Chicago, IL
4/02/2018 SOKOL AUDITORIUM – Omaha, NB
4/03/2018 PARAMOUNT THEATRE – Denver, CO
4/05/2018 NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUD – Edmonton, AB CANADA
4/07/2018 QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER – Vancouver, BC CANADA
4/08/2018 ROSELAND THEATER – Portland, OR
4/10/2018 BROOKLYN BOWL – Las Vegas, NV
4/12/2018 THE MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATRE – Ventura, CA
4/13/2018 CITY NATIONAL CIVIC – San Jose, CA
4/14/2018 CITY NATIONAL GROVE – Anaheim, CA
4/15/2018 MARQUEE THEATRE – Tempe, AZ
4/16/2018 THE BOMB FACTOR – Dallas, TX
4/18/2018 MINGLEWOOD HALL – Memphis, TN
4/19/2018 SAENGER THEATER – Mobile, AL
4/21/2018 JANNUS LANDING – St. Petersburg, FL
4/22/2018 OLYMPIA THEATER – Miami, FL

Decades – Europe
18.05. EST Tallinn – Saku Suurhall
01.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
02.06. NL Nijmegen – FortaRock
21.06. DK Copenhagen – Copenhell
24.06. F Clisson – Hellfest
06.07. N Kvinesdal – Norway Rock Festival
13.07. FIN Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
21.07. FIN Lahti – Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
07.08. CH Schaffhausen – Stars in Town
09.08. E Villena – Leyendas del Rock
12.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air

02.11. S Gothenburg – Partille Arena
05.11. D Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
06.11. D Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
07.11. B Antwerp – Lotto Arena
09.11. D Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
10.11. F Paris – AccorHotels Arena
11.11. CH Geneva – Arena
13.11. SK Bratislava – Incheba Expo Arena
14.11. D Munich – Olympiahalle
16.11. D Leipzig – Arena
17.11. PL Krakow – Tauron Arena
20.11. H Budapest – Arena
22.11. CH Zurich – Hallenstadion
23.11. D Nuremberg – Arena
24.11. D Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
27.11. D Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
04.12. I Milan – Medionalum Forum
05.12. D Frankfurt – Festhalle

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.enterthevault.com

 

 

“DECADES” WILL BE OUT MARCH 9TH VIA NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS AND YOU CAN GRAB IT HERE!