<strong><a href="/artists/nightwish" target="_blank">Nightwish</a></strong> vocalist <strong>Anette Olzon</strong> has posted an update on the band's Facebook page, dealing with rehearsals for their upcoming <a href="/tour/search.aspx?artistID=642&stateID=0&countryID=0" target="_blank">Los Angeles performance</a> and subsequent tour in support of <em>Imaginaerum</em>, which will be in US record stores January 10, 2012.<br /><br /><strong>Olzon</strong> writes:<br /><br />"Hi all!<br /><br />"So, I thought it's time to write a little thing about our rehearsals over here in Helsinki and what we have been up to the last week.<br /><br />"Last Thursday we went to our rehearsal place already in the morning and it was really nice to get in front of the microphone again and hearing what the guys had done the days before. We have some nice things planned and its always interesting to hear if it works out and yeah, it did.
<strong><a href="/artists/nightwish" target="_blank">Nightwish</a></strong> mainman <strong>Tuomas Holopainen</strong> was interviewed recently by the Italian blog Musica Metal. In the clip below, he talks about his feelings after listening to the finished version of the band's latest album, <em>Imaginaerum</em>, for the first time, what he thinks fans will take away from the record, his impressions of the making of the accompanying movie, and much more.<br /><br />Check it out below:<br /><br />
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<br /><br /><em>Imaginaerum</em> will be in US record stores January 10, 2012, but you can <a href="http://store.roadrunnerrecords.com/NIGHTWISH-Imaginaerum-CD-T-shirt-Litho-Bundle?utm_source=roadrunner&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=tuomas%2Binterview" target="_blank">pre-order a lavish deluxe package now</a> that includes the CD, a second CD of instrumental tracks, four exclusive digital bonus tracks (delivered on January 10), an exclusive T-shirt, a lithograph signed by all the bandmembers, a digital download of the album on December 6 (a month before the CD's US street date), and a chance to win tickets to the band's epic one-off show in Los Angeles on January 21.