NIGHTWISH announce HUMAN. :II: NATURE. (Tour Edition) + release stunning video for ‚Noise‘ from An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World

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 18thNIGHTWISH 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 World was 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.

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.
01. Music                                 
02. Noise                                                   
03. Shoemaker                                            
04. Harvest                                                
05. Pan                                                    
06. How’s The Heart?                             
07. Procession                                       
08. Tribal                                                   
09. Endlessness       

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
1.Intro   1:46
2.Noise   5:15
3.Planet Hell   4:40
4.Alpenglow   4:43
5.Élan   4:21
6.Storytime   5:35
7.How’s the Heart?   4:53
8.Harvest   5:31
9.Dark Chest of Wonders   4:23
10.I Want My Tears Back   5:24
11.Ever Dream   4:47
12.Nemo   5:23
13.Sleeping Sun   4:25
14.Pan   5:17
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 

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