Finnish/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their Japanese tour this past Tuesday, May 21 at Namba Hatch in Osaka.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Dark Chest Of Wonders
02. Wish I Had An Angel
03. She Is My Sin (performed for the first time since 2007)
04. Ever Dream
06. I Want My Tears Back (with Troy Donockley)
07. Nemo (with Troy Donockley)
08. Last Of The Wilds (with Troy Donockley)
09. Bless The Child (with Troy Donockley) (performed for the first time since 2005)
12. Over The Hills And Far Away (GARY MOORE cover) (with Troy Donockley)
13. Ghost Love Score
14. Last Ride Of The Day
Fan-recorded audio clips of the concert can be streamed below.
NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen told Finland’s MTV.fi in November that he was pleased with the addition of Dutch singer Floor Jansen to the group and that she was only getting better with each performance.
“We have done 13 shows with her [so far] and every concert has been better than the last,” he said. “We are taking it day by day as much as we can. The vibe in the band is marvellous. We are enjoying every moment.”
Holopainen has known Jansen, who is Dutch, for more than 10 years already, having previously toured with her former band, AFTER FOREVER.