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Nightwish returns to Bucharest on December 10

The rock band Nightwish, which recently launched its newest album – “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” –, has set off on a world tour, the band’s most ample and ambitious tour so far, and will arrive in Romania on December 10. The show in Bucharest, organized by ARTmania, will come on the heels of the one in Prague, then the band will continue its tour in Budapest and will wrap it up on the Wembley Arena.

Arch Enemy and Amorphis will open the concert and warm up the Romanian fans, bringing the event closer to the level of an ideal festival for metal music fans.

“Endless Forms Most Beautiful,” the number eight studio album of the best-known symphonic power metal band, was launched in Europe on March 27. It is the band’s first album with a new soloist – Floor Jansen – and with Troy Donockley by its side. Troy went from being a featured guest to being a full-fledged band member. It is also the first album without drummer Jukka Nevelainen, who took a break for medical reasons, being forced to abandon work on the album as well as the worldwide promotion tour. Thus, the drums were taken over by Kai Hahto, whom fans were able to see alongside Swallow The Sun at ARTmania Festival Sibiu 2010.

Tuomas Holopainen stated that the album was inspired by a famous quote from Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” 1859 book: “endless forms most beautiful.” The album “focuses on the idea that all living beings on Earth are related, have a common origin and that is why the whole world is at the same level,” Tuomas stated. “Nevertheless, this idea should not degrade humanity, but should instead symbolise a communion at several levels of depth.” Nightwish connects the present, the past and the future in a perfect whole, “Endless Forms Most Beautiful.”

Tickets for the show given by Nightwish, Arch Enemy and Amorphis are available on the artmaniafestival.ro website but also on eventim.ro and myticket.ro, as well as in partner stores such as Diverta, Germanos, Orange, Vodafone and Carturesti.

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