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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

Last lineup:
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:
2015  Kai Hahto - drums
Live musicians:
1996  Samppa Hirvonen - bass
1998-1999  Marjaana Pellinen - backing vocals
2012  Elize Ryd - vocals
2012  Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
2012-2013  Floor Jansen - vocals
2012-2013  Troy Donockley - uillean pipes, tin whistle, backing vocals
2015-  Kai Hahto - drums
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  Pekka Kuusisto - violin
2011  Kai Hahto - additional percussion
2014  Richard Dawkins - voice

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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 | 6.5 Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places) [EP]
2011 | 8 Imaginaerum
2012 | 6.8 Imaginaerum (The Score)
2015 | 8.1 Endless Forms Most Beautiful
 
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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
13.03.2015 Nightwish - Streaming New Album Opening Track
04.03.2015 Nightwish - Announce European Tour With Arch Enemy, Amorphis
13.02.2015 Nightwish - Premiere New Video
16.01.2015 Nightwish - New Album Tracklist And Formats Released
22.12.2014 Nightwish - Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art And More
08.12.2014 Nightwish - New Single Announced, Details Revealed
 
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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 (1)
13.04.2015 CAN, Quebec City, QC
14.04.2015 CAN, Toronto, ON (2)
16.04.2015 USA, Buffalo, NY (1)
17.04.2015 USA, Cleveland, OH
18.04.2015 USA, Chicago, IL (1)
19.04.2015 USA, Clive, IA (1)
21.04.2015 USA, Denver, CO (1)
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 (1)
14.05.2015 USA, Silver Springs, MD (1)
13.06.2015 AUT, Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock 2015 (1)
14.06.2015 SVK, Banska Bystrica (1)
21.06.2015 FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Open Air 2015 (16)
19.06.2015 SUI, Hinwil - Rock The Ring 2015
09.07.2015 CZE, Vizovice - Masters Of Rock 2015 (12)
23.07.2015 ESP, Santa Coloma de Gramenet - Rock Fest Barcelona 2015 (6)
08.08.2015 BEL, Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival 2015 (3)
13.08.2015 GER, Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Open Air 2015 (6)
29.08.2015 NOR, Trondheim (1)
16.11.2015 DEN, Copenhagen
18.11.2015 GER, Hamburg (1)
19.11.2015 NED, Amsterdam (2)
21.11.2015 GER, Oberhausen (1)
23.11.2015 FRA, Lyon (1)
25.11.2015 FRA, Paris (1)
26.11.2015 FRA, Toulouse
28.11.2015 SUI, Basel
29.11.2015 ITA, Bologna (1)
01.12.2015 GER, Munich
03.12.2015 GER, Stuttgart
04.12.2015 GER, Frankfurt
05.12.2015 GER, Nürnberg
07.12.2015 CZE, Prague (2)
10.12.2015 ROM, Bucharest (2)
14.12.2015 GER, Leipzig
15.12.2015 GER, Berlin
16.12.2015 LUX, Luxembourg (1)
17.12.2015 BEL, Antwerp
19.12.2015 GBR, London (3)

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