NIGHTWISH in Mantova: Video Footage, Photos Available

March 31, 2009

Fan-filmed video footage of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH performing the song "The Islander" last night (Monday, March 30) at Palabam in Mantova, Italy, can be viewed below. Photos of the concert are available on the news blog Musica Metal.

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. 7 Days To The Wolves
02. Dead To The World
03. The Siren
04. Amaranth
05. Romanticide
06. Dead Boy's Poem
07. The Poet And The Pendulum
08. Nemo
09. Sahara
10. The Islander
11. Last Of The Wilds
12. The Escapist
13. Dark Chest Of Wonders
14. Ghost Love Score
15. Wish I Had An Angel

Multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley was the special guest star for this sold-out show, performing with NIGHTWISH the songs "Last Of The Wilds" and "The Islander" (which he also played on the band's latest album "Dark Passion Play").

"Dark Passion Play", the latest studio album from NIGHTWISH, has been certified platinum in Switzerland for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. Meanwhile, the band's "End Of An Era" DVD has achieved gold status in the country by shifting more than 3,000 units. The NIGHTWISH bandmembers were presented with the awards prior to their March 28, 2009 concert at St. Jakobshalle in Basel.

The "End Of An Era" DVD, which was released in 2006, contains footage of the band's final performance with former singer Tarja Turunen, recorded in October 2005 in Helsinki, Finland.

"Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)", the new CD/DVD from NIGHTWISH, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 15. It also opened at No. 2 in Finland and has dropped down to No. 5 in its second week of release.

Released on March 13 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)" contains a DVD documentary (with a running time of approximately 45 minutes) of NIGHTWISH's world tour in support of the band's latest album, "Dark Passion Play", as well as a CD featuring live recordings from the trek. The documentary footage was reportedly directed by Ville Lipiäinen.

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