Nightwish keyboardist and leader Tuomas Holopainen was interviewed by SpazioRock when the band was on tour in Italy recently; you can watch the clip above. He talks about his memories of the band's last world tour, in support of Dark Passion Play; how the band has (or hasn't) grown in the years between that album and Imaginaerum; how the new record's thematic qualities and sonic differences from metal have impacted the band's stage show; and much more.

Nightwish tour dates have been announced for this fall; Imaginaerum is available now in the Roadrunner webstore!