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Country: Finland
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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Formed in: 1996

1997 Gothic metal
1998- Symphonic power metal
2011 Symphonic metal

Line-up

Current members:
1996-  Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen - drums, percussion
1996-1997  Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen - guitars, bass
› 1998-  -//- guitars
1996-1997  Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards, synths, vocals
› 1998-  -//- keyboards
2002-  Marco Hietala - bass, vocals, acoustic guitars
2013-  Floor Jansen - vocals
2013-  Troy Donockley - uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals
Former musicians:
1996-2005  Tarja Turunen - vocals
1998-2001  Sami Vänskä - bass
2007-2012  Anette Olzon - vocals
Studio musicians:
2014  Kai Hahto - drums
Live musicians:
1996  Samppa Hirvonen - bass
1998-1999  Marjaana Pellinen - backing vocals
2012  Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
2012  Elize Ryd - vocals
2012-2013  Troy Donockley - uillean pipes, tin whistle, backing vocals
2012-2013  Floor Jansen - vocals
Guest musicians:
1998  Markku Palola - viola
1998  Esa Lehtinen - flute
› 2000  -//-
1998  Plamen Dimov - violin
1998  Erkki Hirvikangas - cello
1998  Kaisli J. Kaivola - violin
1998-2001  Tapio Wilska - vocals
2000  Matias Kaila - tenor
2000  Kimmo Kallio - barritone
2000  Riku Salminen - bass
2000  Anssi Honkanen - bass
2000  Ville Laaksonen - tenor
2000  Ike Vil - vocals
2000-2002  Sam Hardwick - voice
2001  Tony Kakko - vocals
2003-2004  Marc Brueland - voice
2003-2004  Olli Halonen - guitars
2003-2004  Sami Yli-Sirniö - sitar
2004  Jouni Hynynen - screams
2004-2005  John Two-Hawks - vocals, flutes
2007  Johanna "Jonsu" Salomaa - vocals
2007-2009  Troy Donockley - bodhran, uilleann pipes, low whistle, tin whistle
› 2011  -//- uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals
2011  Kai Hahto - additional percussion
2011  Pekka Kuusisto - violin

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1997 | 7.7 Angels Fall First
1998 | 8.6 Oceanborn
2000 | 8.6 Wishmaster
2001 | 8.2 Over The Hills And Far Away [EP]
2001 | 7.9 Wishmastour 2000 [EP]
2002 | 8.5 Century Child
2004 | 8.5 Once
2007 | 7.7 Dark Passion Play
2009 | 6.6 Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places) [EP]
2011 | 8 Imaginaerum
2012 | 6.8 Imaginaerum (The Score)
 
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Photo galleries

15.08.2008 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 15th-17th August 2008 by Baz Anderson
06.08.2008 Skanderborg Festival 2008 - Skanderborg, Denmark by GT
31.07.2008 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 31st July-2nd August 2008 by Baz Anderson
26.06.2008 Tuska 2008 Warm-up by
16.07.2004 Tuska 2004 by Ivan
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News / Concerts / Interviews

News
23.09.2014 Nightwish - Announce 2015 North American Tour
09.09.2014 Nightwish - First Show Of New World Tour Announced
30.08.2014 Nightwish - Release 'Last Of The Wilds' Special Clip
06.08.2014 Nightwish - Drummer Forced To Take A Break Due To Health Issues
05.08.2014 Nightwish - Ink North American Deal With Nuclear Blast Entertainment
09.07.2014 Nightwish - New Album First Trailer Released
 
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Interviews
22.10.2003 with Marco, Jukka, Tarja
Articles
24.09.2009 Nightwish - End Of Dark Passion Play Tour
28.08.2008 Nightwish - End of all Hope - 04.04.2008, Manchester, UK
26.09.2007 Nightwish - First Concert With Anette

Concerts
09.04.2015 USA, New York, NY
10.04.2015 USA, Philadelphia, PA
11.04.2015 USA, Worcester, MA
13.04.2015 CAN, Quebec City, QC
14.04.2015 CAN, Toronto, ON
16.04.2015 USA, Buffalo, NY
17.04.2015 USA, Cleveland, OH
18.04.2015 USA, Chicago, IL (1)
19.04.2015 USA, Des Moines, IA
21.04.2015 USA, Denver, CO
22.04.2015 USA, Salt Lake City, UT
24.04.2015 USA, Spokane, WA (1)
25.04.2015 CAN, Vancouver, BC (2)
26.04.2015 USA, Portland, OR
28.04.2015 USA, San Francisco, CA
30.04.2015 USA, Las Vegas, NV
01.05.2015 USA, Los Angeles, CA
02.05.2015 USA, Phoenix, AZ
03.05.2015 USA, El Paso, TX
05.05.2015 USA, Dallas, TX
06.05.2015 USA, Houston, TX
08.05.2015 USA, Orlando, FL
09.05.2015 USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL
11.05.2015 USA, Nashville, TN
12.05.2015 USA, Louisville, KY
13.05.2015 USA, Charlotte, NC
14.05.2015 USA, Silver Springs, MD

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Forum topics

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90d ago Nightwish - Dark Passion Play in Albums   (9)
98d ago Nightwish - End Of An Era [Live] in Albums   (2)
107d ago Nightwish - Once in Albums   (23)
111d ago Nightwish - Oceanborn in Albums   (28)
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