Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen had her March 30 and March 31 performances at Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina professionally filmed for her upcoming concert DVD, “Act I”, tentatively due before the end of the year. Each of the two shows featured a different setlist with the exception of five songs, including three tracks from Tarja’s time with her previous band (“Nemo”, “The Phantom Of The Opera” and “Over The Hills And Far Away”).
In other news, Tarja is in pre-production for her third solo album, which is expected to be released sometime next year. She says, “I have 25 songs where to choose the best ones for the album. Some of the musicians are already working on them with me.”
Turunen’s latest project, HARUS, in December released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled “In Concert – Live At Sibelius Hall”.
The first output of HARUS features traditional and emotional music from Finland presented together with more international repertoire.
Tarja’s sophomore solo album, “What Lies Beneath”, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 24 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“What Lies Beneath” was released in North America on September 14, 2010 via The End Records.