In the past two years, Symphonic metal super stars NIGHTWISH have been affected by the cancellations and restrictions just like many other artists out there, and could not present their highly successful Human. :II: Nature. album (No. 1 in Finland and Germany) with live shows all across the globe yet. Now, this is about to change with a full European tour taking place in November and December 2022.
As a special, limited release right on time with tour start, on November 18th, NIGHTWISH present the Human. :II: Nature. (Tour Edition) as luxurious 2CD plus Blu-ray Digipak including the recent album alongside the Virtual Live Show From The Islanders Arms 2021 on Blu-ray – region code free for the first time – to cater their gigantic global audience! Originally available just as DVD release, and on Blu-ray in Japan, this new edition is the ultimate version to re-experience this unique and magical show NIGHTWISH created after their world tour had to be cancelled.
Half a year in preparation and premiered on May 28 and May 29, 2021 , An Evening with Nighwish in a Virtual Worldwas not just a regular streaming show. It was an exceptionally ambitious production, allowing fans to follow the band playing live in an astonishing 3D world, designed according to the band’s vision, while interacting with each other. Also, songs from NIGHTWISH’s latest album Human. :II: Nature. were debuted live to a massive audience consisting of more than 150.000 fans from 108 countries!
“This is definitely one of the coolest things NIGHTWISH has ever done”, the band comments. “Entwining visual elements, technology and music in such an extraordinary way offers a unique experience to us all.”
About 30 people from seven different countries, many of them long-time fans, put everything they had into the game to craft a high quality virtual concert featuring a NIGHTWISH-themed tavern, elaborate animations and 3D models that provided an atmospheric and inimitable stage for the group’s 100 minutes long, stellar career-spanning set brilliantly mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.
So, while you, dear NIGHWISH fans, can look forward to see Floor, Tuomas, Emppu, Troy, Jukka, and Kai for real again at many sold out shows in the upcoming months, the Human. :II: Nature. (Tour Edition) invites you to revisit a one-of-a-kind event unique in the band’s history.
Pre-order HUMAN. :II: NATURE. (Tour edition) here:
Celebrating the announcement, NIGHTWISH release a stunning video for ‘Noise’ taken from the An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World show today:
The tracklisting will read as follows:
CD 1: Human. :II: Nature.
06. How’s The Heart?
CD 2: All the Works of Nature Which Adorn the World
01. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Vista
02. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Blue
03. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Green
04. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Moors
05. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Aurorae
06. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Quiet As The Snow
07. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Anthropocene (incl. “Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal”)
08. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Ad Astra
Blu-ray: Virtual Live Show From The Islanders Arms 2021
3.Planet Hell 4:40
7.How’s the Heart? 4:53
9.Dark Chest of Wonders 4:23
10.I Want My Tears Back 5:24
11.Ever Dream 4:47
13.Sleeping Sun 4:25
15.Last Ride of the Day 4:44
16.Ghost Love Score 10:30
17.The Greatest Show on Earth 16:41
18.All the Works of Nature Which Adorn the World: VIII. Ad Astra 3:36
Tickets for all show dates are now available.
See all tour dates below.
NIGHTWISH European Tour 2022
20.11. BE Antwerpen – Lotto Arena
21.11. UK London – Wembley Arena
22.11. UK Birmingham – Resorts World Arena
23.11. IE Dublin – 3Arena
25.11. DE Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
27.11. NL Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
28.11. NL Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
30.11. FR Paris – Accorhotels Arena
01.12. DE Düsseldorf – PSD Bank Dome
02.12. LU Esch-Sur-Alzette – Rockhal
04.12. AT Vienna – Wiener Stadthalle D
05.12. DE München – Olympiahalle
06.12. IT Milan – Lornzini District
09.12. DE Frankfurt – Festhalle
10.12. DE Bamberg – Brose Arena
12.12. DE Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
13.12. DE Leipzig – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
14.12. PL Gliwice – Arena Gliwice
16.12. CH Zurich – Hallenstadion
18.12. DE Stuttgart – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
20.12. HU Budapest – Sportarena
21.12. CZ Prague – O2 Arena
HUMAN. :II: NATURE. was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.
Tuomas Holopainen | Keyboards, Piano
Floor Jansen | Vocals
Emppu Vuorinen | Guitars
Jukka Koskinen | Bass
Troy Donockley | Uilleann pipes, Tin whistle, Low whistle, Guitars, Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Vocals
Kai Hahto | Drums