Over the past two years, symphonic metal luminaries Nightwish have also been affected by the live show cancellations and restrictions. They’ve not yet been able to present their highly successful album “Human. :II: Nature.” (No. 1 in Finland and Germany) live, globally. Now, this is about to change with the launch of their lengthy European tour, taking place across this November and December.
As a special, limited release set to coincide with the tour’s start, on November 18th, 2022, Nightwish will present the “Human. :II: Nature.” (Tour Edition) as a luxurious 2CD plus Blu-Ray Digipak. It will include their recent album, alongside the virtual live show from The Islanders Arms 2021 on Blu-Ray – region code free for the first time. Originally previously available just as a DVD release, and on Blu-Ray just in Japan, this new edition is the ultimate version to re-experience the unique and magical show Nightwish created after their world tour had to be cancelled.
“This is definitely one of the coolest things Nightwish has ever done”, the band comments. “Entwining visual elements, technology and music in such an extraordinary way offers a unique experience to us all”.
Nightwish have released a stunning video for “Noise” taken from An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World – watch it below.
Half a year in preparation, premiering on May 28th and May 29th 2021, An Evening with Nighwish in a Virtual World was not just a regular digital show. It was an exceptionally ambitious production, allowing fans to follow the band playing live in an astonishing 3D world, designed according to the band’s vision. Songs from “Human. :II: Nature.” were debuted live to a massive audience of more than 150,000 fans across 108 countries!
Around 30 people from seven different countries, many of them long-time fans, put everything they had into crafting a high-quality virtual concert featuring a Nightwish-themed tavern, elaborate animations and 3D models, that provided an atmospheric and inimitable stage for the band’s stellar, career-spanning set, brilliantly mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox. So, while Nightwish fans can look forward to seeing Floor, Tuomas, Emppu, Troy, Jukka, and Kai in the flesh over the coming months, the “Human. :II: Nature.” (Tour Edition) invites you to revisit a one-of-a-kind unique event in the band’s history.
Pre-order the “Human. :II: Nature.” (Tour edition), here.
CD 1: “Human. :II: Nature.”
06. How’s the Heart?
CD 2: All the Works of Nature Which Adorn the World
01. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Vista
02. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Blue
03. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Green
04. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Moors
05. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Aurorae
06. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Quiet As The Snow
07. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Anthropocene (incl. “Hurrian Hymn to Nikkal”)
08. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Ad Astra
Blu-ray: Virtual Live Show From The Islanders Arms 2021
03. Planet Hell
07. How’s the Heart?
09. Dark Chest of Wonders
10. I Want My Tears Back
11. Ever Dream
13. Sleeping Sun
15. Last Ride of the Day
16. Ghost Love Score
17. The Greatest Show on Earth
18. All the Works of Nature Which Adorn the World: VIII. Ad Astra
European Tour Dates 2022:
20.11.22 BE – Antwerp, Lotto Arena
21.11.22 UK – London, Wembley Arena
22.11.22 UK – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
23.11.22 IE – Dublin, 3Arena
25.11.22 DE – Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle
27.11.22 NL – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
28.11.22 NL – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
30.11.22 FR – Paris, Accorhotels Arena
01.12.22 DE – Dusseldorf, PSD Bank Dome
02.12.22 LU – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Rockhal
04.12.22 AT – Vienna, Wiener Stadthalle D
05.12.22 DE – Munich, Olympiahalle
06.12.22 IT – Milan, Lorenzini District
09.12.22 DE – Frankfurt, Festhalle
10.12.22 DE – Bamberg, Brose Arena
12.12.22 DE – Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
13.12.22 DE – Leipzig, Quarterback Immobilien Arena
14.12.22 PL – Gliwice, Arena Gliwice
16.12.22 CH – Zurich, Hallenstadion
18.12.22 DE – Stuttgart, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
20.12.22 HU – Budapest, Sportarena
21.12.22 CZ – Prague, O2 Arena
(w/ Beast In Black + Turmion Kätilöt)
“Human. :II: Nature.” was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.
Tuomas Holopainen – Keyboards, Piano
Floor Jansen – Vocals
Emppu Vuorinen – Guitars
Jukka Koskinen – Bass
Troy Donockley – Uilleann pipes, Tin whistle, Low whistle, Guitars, Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Vocals
Kai Hahto – Drums