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Floor Jansen needs pre-tour nerves

Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen says she needs her pre-tour nerves to make sure she performs at her best.

The band have released another episode in their documentary about the development of latest album Endless Forms Most Beautiful.

The latest clip was shot in the days running up to their first tour date in New York in April.

Jansen says: “I’m nervous – I don’t want to be, but it’s a good one because it puts you on top of your game. I think you need that to nail it.”

The follow-up to 2012’s Imaginaerum was released in March. Mainman Tuomas Holopainen recently told how he’d made a point of not using Jansen’s vocal ability to “show off” the band’s talents.

Nightwish play London’s Wembley Arena on December 19 as part of a European tour.

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.