NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Once" (2004),has been certified gold in Hungary for sales in excess of 3,000 copies.
NIGHTWISH will release a new single, entitled "Eva", on May 30. "Eva" will be an Internet-only single release, all profits from which shall be donated to a charity that will be announced later. In Finland, the single will be available exclusively from NetAnttila.
"Eva" will feature the new NIGHTWISH vocalist, chosen from about 2,000 applicants. The singer's identity will be revealed simultaneously in a press statement and on the band's website, www.nightwish.com, on Wednesday, May 30. A radio promo of the Internet single will ship on the same day.
The sixth NIGHTWISH album will be released on September 26, preceded by a second, regular single release in August.
NIGHTWISH will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning on October 15 in Springfield, VA. A list of upcoming shows can be found at this location.
NIGHTWISH fired its original singer, Tarja Turunen, via an "open letter," which was given to the singer immediately following their final concert together, which took place on October 21, 2005 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. The Helsinki show was filmed and recorded for the "End of an Era" DVD and CD, which entered the German chart at a No. 3 and has been certified gold for sales in excess of 25,000 copies.