Finnish sensations NIGHTWISH can't and won't be stopped. The female-fronted, Euro-metal band returns to the US for their second headlining tour in support of the phenomenally epic new album, Dark Passion Play, which has scanned over 60,000 copies since its September 2007 release.

This tour, which crisscrosses the US and Canada, comes hot on the heels of the band's sold out Fall tour, where they debuted new singer Anette Olzon to their legion of adoring and curious fans.
These same fans continue to clamor for another dose of Nightwish's soaring, symphonic metal and they're about to get it! Lauded by Outburn as a "damn fine collection of tunes" and by Time Out New York as "utterly compelling, Dark Passion Play sets the standard for progressive, sweeping and room-filling metal that does anything but paint by numbers. Expect the band to perform plenty of new compositions, as well as "classics" from 2004's Once.

Tour dates are as follows:

May 5 -Starland Ballroom, Sayerville, NJ

May 6 -Webster Theater, Hartford, CT

May 7 -The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY

May 9 -Centre du Foire, Quebec, QUE

May 11 -Cowboy's Ranch, London, ONT

May 14 -Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, MB

May 15 -The Drink, Regina, SAS

May 16 -Starlite Room, Edmonton, ALB

May 17 -McEwan Hall, Calgary, ALB

May 19 -Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, BC

May 20 -Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC

May 22 -Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA

May 23 -House Of Blues, San Diego, CA

May 24 -House Of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

May 26 -Ogden Theater, Denver, CO

May 27 -Granada, Lawrence, KS

May 28 -Pop's, Sauget, IL

May 30 -Headliner's, Louisville, KY

May 31 -The Pearl Room, Mokena, IL

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