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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  Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards, synths, vocals
› 1998-  -//- keyboards
1996-1997  Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen - bass, guitars
› 1998-  -//- guitars
2002-  Marco Hietala - bass, acoustic guitars, vocals
2013-  Troy Donockley - uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals
2013-  Floor Jansen - 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
2001  Tony Kakko - vocals
› 2015  -//-
2012  Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
2012  Elize Ryd - vocals
2012-2013  Troy Donockley - uillean pipes, tin whistle, backing vocals
2012-2013  Floor Jansen - vocals
2015-  Kai Hahto - drums
Guest musicians:
1998  Plamen Dimov - violin
1998  Kaisli J. Kaivola - violin
1998  Markku Palola - viola
1998  Erkki Hirvikangas - cello
1998  Esa Lehtinen - flute
› 2000  -//-
1998-2001  Ari Tapio Wilska - vocals
2000  Ike Vil - vocals
2000  Anssi Honkanen - bass
2000  Riku Salminen - bass
2000  Kimmo Kallio - barritone
2000  Matias Kaila - tenor
2000  Ville Laaksonen - tenor
2000-2002  Sam Hardwick - voice
2001  Tony Kakko - vocals
2003-2004  Sami Yli-Sirniö - sitar
2003-2004  Marc Brueland - voice
2003-2004  Olli Halonen - guitars
2004  Jouni Hynynen - screams
2004-2005  John Two-Hawks - vocals, flutes
2007  Johanna 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
2015  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 | 7.7 Endless Forms Most Beautiful
 
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Photo galleries

21.04.2015 Nightwish & Sabaton - Ogden Theater, Denver, CO USA - 21 Apr 2015 by D.T. Metal
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
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News / Concerts / Interviews

News
04.11.2015 Nightwish - New Live Video Unveiled
20.09.2015 Nightwish - Win 'Metal Anthem Of The Year' Award
22.08.2015 Nightwish - To Release Album Tour Edition, Launch Jewelry Collection
17.05.2015 Nightwish - 2016 N. American Tour Announced
08.05.2015 Nightwish - Release New Single, Video Revealed
19.04.2015 Nightwish, Children Of Bodom And More - Honored With Stamps
 
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Interviews
22.10.2003 with Marco, Jukka, Tarja
Articles
26.06.2015 Nightwish & Sabaton - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA - 28 April 2015
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
19.02.2016 USA, Sayreville, NJ (1)
20.02.2016 USA, Hartford, CT (1)
21.02.2016 CAN, Montreal, QC (3)
22.02.2016 CAN, London, ON (2)
24.02.2016 USA, Pittsburgh, PA (1)
25.02.2016 USA, Columbus, OH (1)
26.02.2016 USA, Royal Oak, MI
27.02.2016 USA, Milwaukee, WI
29.02.2016 USA, Minneapolis, MN (1)
01.03.2016 CAN, Winnipeg, MB (2)
02.03.2016 CAN, Saskatoon, SK
03.03.2016 CAN, Edmonton, AB
05.03.2016 CAN, Calgary, AB
06.03.2016 USA, Missoula, MT
07.03.2016 USA, Seattle, WA
08.03.2016 USA, Boise, ID
10.03.2016 USA, Reno, NV
11.03.2016 USA, San Jose, CA (2)
12.03.2016 USA, Anaheim, CA
14.03.2016 USA, Tucson, AZ
15.03.2016 USA, Colorado Springs, CO (1)
16.03.2016 USA, Kansas City, MO
18.03.2016 USA, Oklahoma City, OK (1)
19.03.2016 USA, San Antonio, TX (2)
20.03.2016 USA, New Orleans, LA
21.03.2016 USA, Birmingham, AL
23.03.2016 USA, Tampa, FL
12.06.2016 GBR, Castle Donington - Download Festival 2016 (1)

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