Finland-based symphonic metal masters Nightwish have sold out their biggest UK show to date – the 12,000 capacity Wembley Arena. The 19th December show sees them make history as the first Finnish band to ever headline the venue.
Nightwish’s Tuomas Holopainen comments ‘The Wembley Arena show will surely be the most fantastic finale to this ongoing European tour. “Sold Out Wembley” -a phrase from every musician’s dreamland, THANK YOU! ‘
The Endless Forms Most Beautiful world tour kicked off in April this year in North America and the band have played sold-out shows in the US, Canada, South America and throughout Europe. The 2016 leg of the tour sees Nightwish head to Australia, Asia and North America once again with a main-stage slot also announced for Donington’s Download Festival in June.
Latest album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ entered the UK National Charts at #12 earlier this year, Nightwish’s highest UK chart position to date. The album also debuted at #3 in the Indie Chart and #1 in the Rock Chart, as well as the topping the charts in their native Finland and elsewhere throughout Europe.
Nightwish recently released a strictly limited (no re-prints!) special tour edition of ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, which comes with a bonus DVD of live performances, documentary footage and promo videos as well as a huge photo gallery.
You can order the album, including the tour edition, here: http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/label/music/band/shop/70948.nightwish.html