The new NIGHTWISH masterpiece Dark Passion Play has topped the German Album charts in it´s first week of the release! Finnish superstars with mastermind Tuomas Holopainen and new singer Anette Olzon have left behind some major names and after the # 1 album Once back in 2004, they did it again!
Furthermore, the brand new record has already achieved GOLD Awards in the following countries:

GOLD in Germany (more than 100.000 copies sold) GOLD in Switzerland (more than 15.000 copies sold) GOLD in Austria (more than 10.000 copies sold) GOLD in Poland (more than 10.000 copies sold)

In Finland, the record aimed PLATINUM status on its day of release and got the double PLATINUM award two days later! The sales of Dark Passion Play in Finland are more than 88.000 copies right now -almost TRIPLE PLATINUM !

Dark Passion Play has achieved European chart positions as follows:

# 1 Germany
# 1 Finland
# 1 Switzerland
# 1 Croatia
# 1 Hungary
# 3 Czech Republic
# 4 Sweden
# 5 Austria
# 5 Netherlands
# 5 Greece
# 6 France
# 6 Poland
# 7 Norway
# 14 Italy
# 18 Denmark
# 25 UK
# 33 Spain
# 36 Belgium
# 50 Poland
# 62 Ireland

I think it's safe to say that the Europeans are diggin' Dark Passion Play and I know you are too, so catch Nightwish on their headlining tour which starts on October 15th.

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