From the Official Nightwish Website:
Another chapter of the Nightwish story has ended today. Nightwish and Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved.
In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band were in conflict, and this has led to a division from which we cannot recover.
Nightwish has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle 1.10.2012. Her name is Floor Jansen from The Netherlands (ex-After Forever, ReVamp), and she has graciously stepped in to help us complete the Imaginaerum world tour.
We are all strongly committed to this journey, this vehicle of spirit, and we are sure that this will lead to a brighter future for everyone. We forever remain excited about the adventures to come, and we are extremely proud of the two beautiful albums and the wonderful shows we shared together.
- NIGHTWISH & Anette Olzon
Launch of our Nightwish USA North American Street Team
September 29, 2012
We have put together something very special for Nightwish fans; a way to possibly help (we hope, anyway!) promote Nightwish in North America. We've added a Street Team to our site! It's quick, it's easy, and all we need are some passionate Nightwish fans to join in and help us get this going. Join us for a lot of fun!
Join our Nightwish USA North American Street Team and help promote Nightwish Click HERE for more info
Get Nightwish Gibson Gear, Get a Free Ticket! (Offer No Longer Available)
August 9, 2012
EnterTheVault.com and Nightwish USA have something for you. When you purchase a Nightwish Gibson Show Package you also receive a FREE concert ticket to see Nightwish in the USA or Canada! Grab your Gibson Gear and see Nightwish for Free!!
Want some Nightwish Gibson Gear and a FREE Concert ticket? Click Here
The Official Nightwish USA Fan Club Has Launched!
August 3, 2012
The Nightwish USA Fan Club packages are ready! There are two packages to choose from. You can pick a tee shirt package or a hoodie package- or even both if you like! Join in for chances to win VIP Member only competitions. Our first one will begin very soon.
To join the Official Nightwish North American Fan Club click Here
3,000,000 Mark Celebration
July 18, 2012
In celebration of reaching the 3,000,000 likes on their Facebook page, Nightwish is holding a raffle for fans. You even get to pick out your prizes!
For information on how to win a huge stash of Nightwish gear click Here
New Storm Merch!
June 22, 2012
Not only has the Nightwish Shop been given a fantastic new makeover, but also you can pre order the brand new Storm merchandise. Just wait til you see it!
Check out the renewed Nightwish Shop and order your Storm merchandise Here
Jukka Nevalainen Answers Your Questions
May 16, 2012
What is Jukka's favorite song to play live from Imaginaerum? What was a favorite memory from the recording of their latest album? Nightwish USA forum members posed the questions and Jukka answered.
Find out what Jukka said to fans Here
Tickets for the Nightwish North American Tour Available
May 6, 2012
All the dates for the North American leg of the Imaginaerum tour have been announced and tickets are now on sale! See Nightwish LIVE in North America this fall!
Get tickets for most of the North American shows Here
Tickets for the New York City show available through Ticketmaster Here
Band Members Answer Your Nightmail
May 6, 2012
Nightwish band members have answered a batch of questions sent in by fans. Were your questions among those answered?
Check out the new Nightmail answers Here
Imaginaerum Movie News - OST Behind the Scenes
May 4, 2012
Petri Alanko wrote a great, and detailed behind the scenes report on his work for the Imaginaerum Movie Soundtrack.
Read Petri Alanko's Message Here
Imaginaerum Movie Teaser Trailer
April 24, 2012
The first teaser trailer has been released for the Imaginaerum movie. Get ready for a ride!
The official website for the movie has also launched. You can visit the official Imaginaerum movie website at www.imaginaerum.com.
Watch the teaser trailer for Imaginaerum Here
Nightwish in Hockey News
April 23, 2012
The official anthem for the forthcoming hockey world championships has been named as Last Ride of the Day!
USA Dates to be Announced + Ticket Sales + Contest!!
April 19, 2012
Tomorrow all of the Nightwish Imaginaerum tour dates for the USA will be confirmed. Even better-- ticket pre sales begin tomorrow as well. Tickets for Worchester and Anaheim are already on sale. The remaining shows will be announced and tickets go on sale Friday April 20th.
To top it off Enter the Vault and Nightwish USA have something exclusive for you! Beginning April 19th until May 30th if you purchase any of the remaining Gibson show swag, you will automatically be entered into a drawing. The prize for this drawing... are you ready for this?! 2 limited backstage passes to any North American Nightwish show!! There will be 2 winners, both will each be given 2 of these limited backstage passes. Winners will be picked July 19th.
Get your tickets to see Nightwish at the US shows Here
Nuclear Blast Contest Winners Announced
April 19, 2012
Not long ago, Nuclear Blast announced a competition for Nightwish fans. To enter they had to create a self made video for The Crow, The Owl, and the Dove. Now the list of winners has been revealed.
Find out who won the Nuclear Blast Video Competition Here
April 18, 2012
Thank you so much to everyone that entered our competition. Huge thanks to Nightwish also, for donating the great prizes. Our winners have been chosen. Are you one?
See our list of competition winners Here
Rehearsal Video of Planet Hell from SIR Studios
April 12, 2012
While in Los Angeles, CA, Nightwish recorded a video at SIR studios in Los Angeles, CA. Here is the video of Planet Hell from that session.
Watch the rehearsal video for Planet Hell Here
Pictures from the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise
April 7, 2012
One of our Nightwish USA forum members sent in some fantastic photos from both Nightwish shows on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. Take a peek at Nightwish's live performances on the Cruise.
Look inside our 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise Photo Album Here