NIGHTWISH's 'End Of An Era' To Be Re-Released In December
October 26, 2018
October 21, 2005 is a historic date for every NIGHTWISH fan — many tears flowed, yet the foundation was laid for a new beginning and the ongoing continuity of the band. What subsequently appeared as the DVD titled "End Of An Era" was not only the final show of their mega-selling "Once" tour, but also the very last joint performance with their singer Tarja Turunen.
Due to all of these facets and more, the DVD will give you goosebumps many times over, yet it crowns the end of the Tarja chapter with a unique show that could hardly have been better or more spectacular. The setlist is stunning and contains 18 hymns, such as the opening "Dark Chest Of Wonders", "Sleeping Sun", "Nemo" and "Bless The Child" through to the final "Wish I Had An Angel". If you do not already own this live masterpiece, you can now look forward to the extensive new edition.
On December 7, "End Of An Era" will be re-released as 3LP and Earbook formats including Blu-ray, 2CD and 3LP.
To get an impression of that breathtaking show, watch the live clip of "Nemo" below.
01. Dark Chest Of Wonders 02. Planet Hell 03. Ever Dream 04. The Kinslayer 05. Phantom Of The Opera 06. The Siren 07. Sleeping Sun 08. High Hopes 09. Bless The Child 10. Wishmaster 11. Slaying The Dreamer 12. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan 13. Nemo 14. Ghost Love Score 15. Stone People 16. Creek Mary's Blood 17. Over The Hills And Far Away 18. Wish I Had An Angel 19. Documentary: "A Day Before Tomorrow
01. Dark Chest Of Wonders 02. Planet Hell 03. Ever Dream 04. The Kinslayer 05. Phantom Of The Opera 06. The Siren 07. Sleeping Sun 08. High Hopes 09. Bless The Child 10. Wishmaster
01. Slaying The Dreamer 02. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan 03. Nemo 04. Ghost Love Score 05. Stone People 06. Creek Mary's Blood 07. Over The Hills And Far Away 08. Wish I Had An Angel
Turunen was fired from NIGHTWISH at the end of the band's 2005 tour by being presented with an open letter which was published on the NIGHTWISH web site at the same time. In the letter, the other members of NIGHTWISH wrote: "To you, unfortunately, business, money, and things that have nothing to do with emotions have become much more important."
NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen later called the decision to split with Turunen "the most difficult thing I ever had to do." For her part, Tarja said the way she was kicked out of the group proved that her former bandmates were not her friends. "Maybe one day I'll forgive, but I will never forget," she said.
Dutch singer Floor Jansen made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH in October 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon.
As a member of NIGHTWISH, Turunen released five albums, as well as three live albums, one EP and fourteen singles between 1997 and 2005.