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Nightwish add cruise to tour

Nightwish have confirmed a 24-hour cruise as part of their 2015 world tour plans.

They’ll perform on a chartered ship when it sets sail from Turku, Finland, on June 8, returning the following day.

The band have already confirmed a run of US dates in April and May in support of their eighth studio album, expected early next year. Further show announcements are to follow, and the band have suggested more cruises will be included.

Nightwish promise an “amazing experience,” adding: “Have you ever even dreamt of spending 24 hours with Nightwish? Come and breathe the sea air.” Frontwoman Floor Jansen has shot an introductory video.

Tickets will be on sale on October 3. Find out more. The band are currently working on the follow-up to 2011’s Imaginaerum, after confirming the permanent addition of Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley to their lineup. They’re joined by Wintersun drummer Kai Hahto after Jukka Nevalainen decided to “step aside” due to an ongoing battle with chronic insomnia.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.