Watch Nightwish perform Sleeping Sun live from 2005

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Nightwish have released a live video of their performance of Sleeping Sun from 2005.

The clip has been taken from the upcoming reissue of End Of An Era, which features vocalist Tarja Turunen.

It’ll be released on December 7 on 2CD, 3LP and Blu-ray on December 7 via Nuclear Blast.

The performance was captured at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, on October 21, 2005, which was the final show in support of their 2004 album Once – the band’s last record to feature Turunen.

A statement reads: “The DVD is set to give you goosebumps – yet it crowns the end of the Tarja chapter with a unique show that could hardly have been more spectacular. 

“The setlist is stunning and contains 18 hymns such as the opening Dark Chest Of WondersSleeping SunNemo and Bless The Child, through to the final Wish I Had An Angel

“If you do not already own this live masterpiece, you can now look forward to the extensive new edition.”

Nightwish previously released a clip of Nemo from the landmark performance, which can also be watched below.

Nightwish - End Of An Era
1. Dark Chest Of Wonders
2. Planet Hell
3. Ever Dream
4. The Kinslayer
5. Phantom Of The Opera
6. The Siren
7. Sleeping Sun
8. High Hopes
9. Bless The Child
10. Wishmaster
11. Slaying The Dreamer
12. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan
13. Nemo
14. Ghost Love Score
15. Stone People
16. Creek Mary’s Blood
17. Over The Hills And Far Away
18. Wish I Had An Angel
19. A Day Before Tomorrow - Documentary

Nightwish: End Of An Era

Nightwish: End Of An Era
Nightwish's final show in support of their 2004 album Once is captured in this landmark live package – and is their last gig with vocalist Tarja Turunen.

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