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Amorphis to support Nightwish on UK and European tour

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Amorphis (Image credit: Nuclear Blast)

Nightwish (opens in new tab) have today confirmed that Amorphis (opens in new tab) will join them as special guests on their UK and European tour later this year.

The run of 17 shows will get under way at Oslo’s Spektrum on November 16 and wrap up at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on December 18.

Amorphis say: “We are super honoured and stoked that our beloved friends from mighty Nightwish asked Amorphis as a direct support for their next European tour.

“This year will be super-hectic for us as we also celebrate Amorphis’ 30th anniversary. Lots of shows coming up plus writing new material for next Amorphis album. 

“Our plan was actually to enter the studio at the very end of the year but you really can’t say no for the tour that is going to be absolute mega blast.”

Nightwish are preparing to the release their new album Human. :II: Nature. on April 10 through Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015’s Endless Forms Most Beautiful will include the lead singles Noise and Harvest.

The Finnish outfit are the cover stars of the latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine, where they delve into their epic new double album.

Nightwish leader Tuomas Holopainen tells the magazine: “When we finished Endless Forms Most Beautiful, for me it was like eating a really good meal but still being a bit hungry.

“I felt it was such an important and inspiring subject matter that we needed to do another album. It’s about human, it’s about nature and it’s about human nature. There’s a little word play there. 

“The first nine tracks are somehow related to the human. Human facing death. Human empathy. Or stories about being human, sung with a human voice.”

Human. :II: Nature. is now available to pre-order. Find details below.

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Nightwish: Human. :II: Nature. (opens in new tab)
Nightwish return with Human. :II: Nature – their first studio album since 2015's Endless Forms Most Beautiful. The double album will feature the lead singles Noise and Harvest.

Nightwish: Human. :II: Nature

CD1
1. Music                                 
2. Noise                                                   
3. Shoemaker                                            
4. Harvest                                                
5. Pan                                                    
6. How's The Heart?                             
7. Procession                                       
8. Tribal                                                   
9. Endlessness     

CD2  
1. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Vista
2. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - The Blue
3. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - The Green
4. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Moors
5. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Aurorae
6. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Quiet As The Snow
7. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Anthropocene (incl. Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal)
8. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Ad Astra

Nightwish and Amorphis UK and European tour
Nov 16: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Nov 20: Leipzig Arena, Germany
Nov 21: Dusseldorf ISS Dome, Germany
Nov 23: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Nov 24: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Nov 25: Paris ArcorHotels Arena, France
Nov 26: Antwerp Lotto Arena, Belgium
Nov 28: Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Germany
Nov 29: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg
Dec 03: Milan Lorenzini District, Italy
Dec 04: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Dec 09: Bamberg Brose Arena, Germany
Dec 10: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Dec 12: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Dec 14: Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle, Germany
Dec 16: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Dec 18:  London SSE Arena Wembley, UK

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