Perhaps even more exciting is that fact that instead of wondering whether or not Annette Olzon will butcher classic Nightwish songs (or even if she'll decide to show up), the fantastical troupe will be featuring the much more talented Floor Jansen who has taken her place as the new permanent singer for the group.
That may be old news to most of you, but the fact is that there are only a handful of lucky fans that have seen Floor in action with Nightwish - those lucky few who caught her on stage when she was, at the time, filling for the absentee Annette. If you're like me, however, and you have yet to catch them live, you will not want to miss this when it comes to your town.
Here are all the dates, in case the graphic is hard to see:
April 09: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY (USA)
April 10: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
April 11: Palladium, Worcester, MA (USA)
April 13: Le Capitole, Québec City, QC (Canada)
April 14: Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, ON (Canada)
April 16: Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY (USA)
April 17: Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH (USA)
April 18: Concorde Music Hall, Chicago, IL (USA)
April 19: 7 Flags Events Center, Clive, IA (USA)
April 21: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO (USA)
April 22: In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
April 24: Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA (USA)
April 25: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
April 26: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR (USA)
April 28: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA (USA)
April 30: House Of Blues, Las Vegas, NV (USA)
May 01: The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
May 02: Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ (USA)
May 03: Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX (USA)
May 05: Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX (USA)
May 06: Warehouse Live, Houston, TX (USA)
May 08: House of Blues, Orlando, FL (USA)
May 09: Revolution, Fort Lauderdale, FL (USA)
May 11: Marathon Music Work, Nashville, TN (USA)
May 12: Expo Five, Louisville, KY (USA)
May 13: Fillmore, Charlotte, NC (USA)
May 14: Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD (USA)
The VIP tickets for this show are sold exclusively through this website, if you're one of the lucky bastards with money these days.
Even though I still wish it were Tarja Turunen on vocals, Floor is just as good. Hopefully they don't stray too far away from the magical sound they once possessed as they continue on and adapt to their newest set of pipes.
So, I'll be seeing you there, right? :)