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NIGHTWISH Focus On Touring, Deny Interviews On Band Lineup Situation

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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 09:15:05 EST report that NIGHTWISH are denying any interviews regarding the band's status at this time, instead focusing on their Imaginaerum touring commitments.

Nightwish leader Tuomas Holopainen states (translated): "We will not be doing any interviews right now... the press release covers all the essentials."

Jukka Nevalainen (drums) added: "We will now concentrate fully on the tour. So no comments at this time. I'm sorry."


Vocalist Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER), who replaced Nightwish singer Anette Olzon to finish out the remainder of shows on the band's North American tour for Imaginaerum, recently checked in with the following update:

Photo by Ville Lipiäinen

"I am writing to you from our backstage in a venue called 'The Grove' in Anaheim. I will go back to where I left you at the last blog, in San Francisco.

In my last words I was hoping to see something of the city. There was no time for this for me though. Fully consumed by all the new things, saving all my energy for the show. My cold was nasty as well so I focused on the show, and the show only! It was a great one!!! The venue was beautiful and gave the magical Nightwish show and extra glance with its theatrical look. This was the third show and for me things were getting easier (even though I did miss some words here and there :-) The fun in the backstage was superb as well, just a great and magical night all the way through!

We had a day off after this one and we spend it in LA. We had a great bbq with our dear promoter John and some of the guys had some energy left to go to the famous Rainbow Bar. I went back to my hotel room for a nice long sleep to fight the cold and to get all my reserves back to go for the next round of three shows!

Today we are in Anaheim, right next to Disneyland! We took a taxi to Disney Downtown and enjoyed the sun, the stores and the ‘world within a world’ there for a little while.

Right now I’ll be preparing myself for a second meet and greet and of course, the show tonight! I look forward to it!"

Remaining tour dates are available below:

9 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
10 - Emo's - Austin, TX
11 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
13 - Revolution - Ft Lauderdale, FL
14 - House of Blues Lake Buena Vista - Lake Buena Vista, FL

Fan filmed footage of Nighhtwish performing at the Warfield in San Francisco on October 3rd is available below: