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Nightwish Announce 2012 North American Tour


If you missed Nightwish when they played their one lone show Los Angeles in January – good news! The band will be returning to North America later this year, kicking off a full tour run that starts in September and runs through mid-October, taking them throughout the United States and Canada.

Hailing from Finland, the symphonic metal act will be touring in support of their latest disc ‘Imaginaerum.’ The band Kamelot will be opening all shows.

While the show back in January kicked off their world tour, this new run of dates will mark the band’s first full North American tour run since 2009, which should cause quite a stir.

For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster. VIP will be available in the following cities: Philadelphia, Worcester, Mass., Montreal, Columbus, Ohio, Chicago, Sauget, Ill., San Francisco, Anaheim, Calif., Austin, New Orleans and Ft. Lauderdale.

Check out all the tour dates below:

Nightwish Fall 2012 Tour Dates:

9/12 – Center Stage- Atlanta, Ga.
9/13 – Center Stage – Atlanta, Ga.
9/15 – Beacon Theatre- New York, N.Y.
9/16 – Electric Factory- Philadelphia, Pa.
9/17 – The Palladium (MA)- Worcester, Mass.
9/19 – CEPSUM University of Montreal – Montreal, Quebec
9/20 – Sound Academy – Toronto, Ontario
9/21 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, Ohio
9/23 — Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, Mich.
9/24 – Congress Theater – Chicago, Ill.
9/25 – Pop’s – Sauget, Ill.
9/27 – The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, Mo.
9/28 – Ogden Theater – Denver, Colo.
9/29 – The Complex – Salt Lack City, Utah
10/1 – Showbox SODO – Seattle, Wash.
10/2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, Ore.
10/3 – The Warfield – San Francisco, Calif.
10/5 – The Grove – Anaheim, Calif.
10/6 – House of Blues – San Diego, Calif.
10/7 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, Ariz.
10/9 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, Okla.
10/10 – Emos – Austin, Texas
10/11 – House of Blues – New Orleans, La.
10/13 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
10/14 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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