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Huge Tour News - Nightwish World Tour & Kamelot North American Tour

That's right, I'm bringing you not one but TWO pieces of amazing tour news today! First up, in an incredible surprise announcement (perhaps not such a surprise for those following the online rumours) Nightwish have announced a 9 month tour in 2018. The tour will kick off with 34 shows in North America before moving on to other parts of the world.

The celebratory tour will have a special one-off setlist, featuring old material with new twists, including rarely played songs. 

A 2CD Decades compilation will also be released on the first day of the tour (9th March 2018) via Nuclear Blast. It's not yet clear what this compilation will consist of, so keep an eye out for further details.

The North American tour dates are as follows:

 09.03. USA Atlanta, GA - Tabernable
10.03. USA Charlotte, NC - The Filmore
12.03. USA Norfolk, VA - The Norva
13.03. USA Baltimore, MD - Lyric Theater
14.03. USA New York, NY - Playstation Theater
16.03. USA Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
17.03. USA Worcester, MA - The Palladium 
18.03. USA Albany, NY - The Egg
20.03. CDN Montreal, QC - Metropolis
21.03. CDN Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
23.03. USA Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
24.03. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
25.03. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
26.03. USA Covington, KY - Madison Theater
28.03. USA Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre
29.03. USA St. Louis, MO - Touhill Performing Arts Center
30.03. USA Minneapolis, MN - The Myth
31.03. USA Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
02.04. USA Omaha, NB - Sokol Auditorium
03.04. USA Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
05.04. CDN Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
06.04. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
07.04. CDN Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theater
08.04. USA Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10.04. USA Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
12.04. USA Ventura, CA - The Majestic Ventura Theatre
13.04. USA San Jose, CA - City National Civic
14.04. USA Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
15.04. USA Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
17.04. USA Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
18.04. USA Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
19.04. USA Mobile, AL - Saenger Theater
21.04. USA St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
22.04. USA Miami, FL - Olympia Theater

Pre-sale tickets will soon be available here.


In further great news for US and Canadian fans, Kamelot have announced a North American tour to accompany the release of their next album in early 2018. The band have promised their biggest production yet, and are bringing along Delain and Battle Beast for the ride.

The complete list of tour dates is as follows:

16 Louisville , KY Mercury Ballroom 
17 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Underground 
18 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore 
20 New York City, NY Irving Plaza 
22 Montreal, QC Metropolis
23 Toronto, ON The Opera House
25 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
26 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
27 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
28 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze 
29 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

1 Denver, CO Ogden Theater 
2 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex 
4 San Jose, CA City National Civic 
5 Anaheim, CA The Grove 
6 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater 
8 Dallas, TX House of Blues 
9 Houston, TX House of blues 
11 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
12 Orlando, FL House of Blues 
13 Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution 

Pre-sale tickets can be found here. The VIP Meet and Greet includes Delain.


In a small bit of blog housekeeping: I have decided to temporarily remove the poll, as I no longer have time to collate the results due to my writing deadlines. The winning Sirenia album was At Sixes And Sevens with 25% of the vote. Let me know if you miss the poll, I may bring it back soon - just with a simpler format for the results!


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