NIGHTWISH: ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL OUT TODAY!

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Nightwish - Dec 2014 promo pic
Nightwish – Dec 2014 promo pic

Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the highly anticipated new studio album from Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH, has been released today in the U.S. and Canada.  Order your copy of the new NIGHTWISH album in the format of your preference from the Endless Forms Most Beautiful Landing Page at smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Endless.

Produced by Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen, the title for Endless Forms Most Beautiful was taken from the writings of English naturalist Charles Darwin. The album features the participation of London’s The Metro Voices choir group, London’s Young Musicians Children‘s Choir, and the Orchestre De Grandeur led by the esteemed orchestral arranger Pip Williams, who teaches Music and Music Technology at the London College of Music. Professor Richard Dawkins not only narrates the introduction to the album’s opener, “Shudder Before The Beautiful,” but also the album’s closer, “The Greatest Show On Earth,” which takes its name from his 2009 book on evolution.

NIGHTWISH have released fifteen trailers that lead viewers on a journey through the recording process for this eighth studio album. Episode 13 follows the process of recording with the band’s newest members, singer Floor Jansen & drummer Kai Hahto. In Episode 14, band members discuss their personal album highlights. The final trailer celebrates the highly anticipated release of Endless Forms Most Beautiful. View all the episodes and listen to the singles “Élan” and “Shudder Before The Beautiful” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx8cycHrRXA&list=PLB4brr7vf-P6LMpAuLbvvaskBkEUpbNuL

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

The Ville Lipiäinen-directed video for “Elán” features some of Finland’s most beloved elderly actors and was shot in 8 different abandoned places throughout Finland. Watch the video here: youtu.be/zPonioDYnoY?list=PLB4brr7vf-P6LMpAuLbvvaskBkEUpbNuL.

 

Endless Forms Most Beautiful track listing:

 

01. Shudder Before The Beautiful

02. Weak Fantasy

03. Élan (order the digital single here, which includes the non-album bonus track “Sagan”)

04. Yours Is An Empty Hope

05. Our Decades In the Sun

06. My Walden

07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful

08. Edema Ruh

09. Alpenglow

10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula

11. The Greatest Show On Earth

 

NIGHTWISH’s 27-date headlining tour of North America for 2015 launches in New York City on April 9, 2015 and travels to three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th.  Direct support will come from Swedish heavy metallers SABATON; opening will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.

 

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com; VIP Meet & Greet tickets (which includes early entry + an official tour program) are on sale at EnterTheVault.com.

 

Dates for the 2015 NIGHTWISH tour with SABATON and Delain are:

 

04/09/15  Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY

04/10/15  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

04/11/15  Palladium – Worcester, MA

04/13/15  Capitole Theatre – Quebec City, QC – CANADA ***SOLD OUT***

04/14/15  Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON – CANADA ***SOLD OUT***

04/16/15  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

04/17/15  Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

04/18/15  Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL ***SOLD OUT***

04/19/15  7 Flags Events Center – Clive, IA

04/21/15  Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

04/22/15  In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

04/24/15  Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

04/25/15  Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA

04/26/15  Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

04/28/15  Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA

04/30/15  House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

05/01/15  Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

05/02/15  Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

05/03/15  Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

05/05/15  Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX

05/06/15  Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

05/08/15  House of Blues – Orlando, FL

05/09/15  Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL

05/11/15  Marathon Music Work – Nashville, TN

05/12/15  Expo Five – Louisville, KY

05/13/15  Filmore – Charlotte, NC

05/14/15  Filmore – Silver Springs, MD

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