Metal Shock Finland issued the following surprise report last week:
"On Wednesday (November 28th), singer TARJA TURUNEN (ex-NIGHTWISH) published on her official Facebook page, a picture which caused a wild rumor mill. In the picture (see below) she holds in her arms a small baby.
“Is time to go to the airport. In few days a new tour will start in Germany :) It will be a very special one for us indeed. See you all very soon!”, Turunen wrote.
Now Turunen’s spokeswoman confirms that the woman in the picture is really Tarja Turunen, with her husband Marcelo Cabulin‘s child.
“The baby is their biological child”, Turunen spokeswoman Taija Holm confirms to Iltalehti.
The former Nightwish singer managed to keep secret her pregnancy, up to the end."
Tarja previously announced that, unfortunately, the string of Christmas concerts with her new project HARUS were cancelled due to unexpected family reasons.
Tarja will now be performing the previously scheduled dates with her quartet, which includes Mervi Myllyoja (violin), Max Lilja (cello) and Janne Hovi (piano).
If you have already bought your ticket for the Harus concert, your ticket is valid for quartet concert. Pre-sale for the upcoming shows is available at Menolippu and Lippupalvelu.
Tarja Quartet dates include:
12 - Savonlinna, Finland - Savonlinnan Tuomiokirkko
13 - Haapajärvi, Finland - Haapajärven Kirkko
14 - Kuhmo, Finland - Kuhmo-talo
15 - Alajärvi, Finland - Alajärven Kirkko
16 - Oulu, Finland - Madetojan sali
17 - Rovaniemi, Finland - Rovaniemen Kirkko
19 - Pori, Finland - Keski-Porin Kirkko
20 - Vaasa, Finland - Mustasaaren Kirkko
21 - Espoo, Finland - Espoon kulttuurikeskus
22 - Jämsä, Finland - Jämsän Kirkko
Tarja and Mike Terrana (ex-RAGE), with orchestra and choir, have announced the first dates for their Beauty And The Beat World Tour 2013, taking place in April/May.
Confirmed dates include:
6 - Kongresové Centrum - Zlin, Czech Republic
7 - Kongresové Centrum - Prague, Czech Republic
11 - Sala Palatului - Bucharest, Romania
The first Beauty And The Beat concert took place at the Roman Amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in September 2011. The setlist included songs from Tarja's solo career, Nightwish covers, and classical pieces.
Video footage can be seen below:
Check out BraveWords.com's review of Tarja's Act 1 at this location.