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Nightwish + Kamelot Bring Powerful Show to New York City

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

New York fans got their dose of metal over the weekend as Finnish act Nightwish played an explosive show on Saturday (Sept. 15) at the Beacon Theater with support from Kamelot.

East Coast fans gave Nightwish a very warm welcome as they began the set with ‘Storytime,’ their first single off of their latest record ‘Imaginaerium.’ They played other tracks off of the new album such as ‘Ghost River,’ ‘Song of Myself,’ ‘I Want My Tears Back,’ as well as their softer jazzy tune ‘Slow Love Slow’ where frontwoman Annette Olzon donned a feathery black fedora with her newly blonde hair.

The crowd also rocked out to some older favorites such as ‘I Wish I Had an Angel,’ ‘Nemo,’ and ‘The Siren,’ just to name a few. The charisma and smiles of Olzon as powerful onstage as her voice while the vigor of keyboardist and synthesizer player Tuomas Halopainen and guitarist Emppu Vuorinen was also a sight to see.

Bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala also showed off his chops and drummer Jukka Nevalainen pounded on eardrums with his talent behind the skins. A few songs also featured Troy Donockley, who did a beautiful job of playing the uillean pipes during songs during ‘The Islander,’ ‘Last of the Wilds‘ and others.

Kamelot kicked off the night in front of adoring fans who sang along to songs such as ‘Ghost Opera,’ ‘Karma,’ ‘Forever’ and more. The Agonist vocalist Alyssa White-Gluz made a special appearance during Kamelot’s set as she offered some guttural vocals to ‘Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife) and March of Mephisto.

Beacon Theater was filled with melodic voices, heavy riffs and cheering fans. Check out the remaining dates and cities of Nightwish’s North American tour 2012.

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