Nightwish Announce UK And European Tour Dates
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have announced that they will be returning to the UK and Europe next year as part of their 2020 world tour.
The band will be join by fellow Finland crew Turmion Kätilö on the winter tour, which kicks off at Oslo’s Spektrum on November 16 and finishes up at London’s massive SSE Arena Wembley on December 18. And with the group currently working on a new studio album – which is due out in 2020 – they should also have some new tunes in tow, too…
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Tickets for Nightwish’s world tour go on general sale October 30 at 10am from the Kerrang! Ticket Store.
Catch Nightwish live at the following:
16 Oslo Spektrum
20 Leipzig Arena
21 Dusseldorf ISS Dome
23 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
24 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
25 Paris ArcorHotels Arena
26 Antwerp Lotto Arena
28 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
29 Luxembourg Rockhal
3 Milan Lorenzini District
4 Munich Olympiahalle
9 Bamberg Brose Arena
10 Frankfurt Festhalle
12 Vienna Stadthalle
14 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
18 London SSE Arena Wembley
Earlier in the year, we caught up with Nightwish leader Floor Jansen for International Women’s Day, and the vocalist discussed both the progress and the backwards steps the world has taken when it comes to equality.
“The ongoing nightmares for many women on a daily basis? Or the fact that things are getting better? Maybe both, because both are true,” she said. “The world is a safer place than ever. Women are getting heard more in this male-driven society and equality is getting there, more and more. More women dare to stand up and say no; unite and fight. Religion is losing ground, often a cause for much inequality and hypocritical superstitions.
“…International Women’s Day is for women but I’d like to think it’s not only celebrated by women,” Floor continued. “That many men share the philosophy that their mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends and daughters are their equals. To be loved and respected. We cannot better the world with one special day, but we can make it our daily job to leave the planet in better shape than what we found it in, for the next generation. As a mother I hope that my daughter will never need to hear about genital mutilation, rape, or human trafficking. That she grows up to be a strong and independent and loving woman with respect for all that lives – with the same ideal that we can make things better. One step at a time. With ongoing hope and focus on what’s right rather than what’s wrong.”
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Nightwish will return to London this December to headline the SSE Arena, Wembley, but the rest of their European dates have moved to next year…
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