NIGHTWISH: More Fall 2008 U.S. Tour Dates Revealed

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal more dates for NIGHTWISH's fall 2008 U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of August. Support on the shows will come from SONATA ARCTICA.

The schedule is shaping up as follows:

Aug. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Aug. 30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sep. 04 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Sep. 05 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Sep. 09 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Sep. 10 - Portland, OR @ ROseland Theater
Sep. 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Sep. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep. 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Sep. 16 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Sep. 17 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Sep. 19 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian
Sep. 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House of BLues
Sep. 21 - St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Sep. 23 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
Sep. 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Sep. 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!

Limited VIP meet-and-greet packages are available for the following dates:

Aug. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Aug. 30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sep. 04 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Sep. 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Sep. 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep. 17 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

Tickets are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until May 10, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Some songs from NIGHTWISH's concert in Frankfurt, Germany will be broadcast on Germany's biggest rock and metal radio show, "HR3 Hard 'n' Heavy - Die Lange Harte Nacht", on Friday, April 4 at 11:30 p.m. CET. International listeners can listen to the program via the Internet at this location.

"The Islander", the new single from NIGHTWISH, will be released on May 21 and will include the following tracks:

01. The Islander
02. Escapist (instrumental version)
03. Meadows Of Heaven (orchestral version)

Additionally, it will include the videos for "The Islander" and "Bye Bye Beautiful".

Check out the "The Islander" single artwork at this location.

The video for "The Islander" was shot last autumn in Rovaniemi, Finland and was directed by Stobe Harju.

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