Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH have reached fantastic worldwide chart positions for their new album Endless Forms Most Beautiful. The band is currently on tour in the US along with their label mates SABATON as well as DELAIN. Today NIGHTWISH reveal the 17th episode from the album making-of series, talking about tour rehearsals, offering an insight on those exciting days before the tour kicked off in New York. Watch the seventeenth episode on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: Tuomas Holopainen commented on building the set list for tour: “For example, “Sleeping Sun“ is in the set because it’s one of Floor‘s favorite songs. It’s perfect for her voice and it’s nice to play it after all these years.“Stargazers“ was another one I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s real fun to play. In general, we play songs that we enjoy playing, not the stuff we feel we must play.“ Order your copy of the new NIGHTWISH album in the format of your preference from the Endless Forms Most Beautiful Landing Page at Endless Forms Most Beautiful track listing: 01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Weak Fantasy 03. Élan (order the digital single here, which includes the non-album bonus track “Sagan”) 04. Yours Is An Empty Hope 05. Our Decades In the Sun 06. My Walden 07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful 08. Edema Ruh 09. Alpenglow 10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula 11. The Greatest Show On Earth View all the episodes and listen to the singles “Élan” and “Shudder Before The Beautiful” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: The long-awaited NIGHTWISH movie Imaginaerum will finally be released in North America on June 16th on Nuclear Blast Records! Pre-order your Blu-ray + DVD combo pack of Imaginaerum from the Nuclear Blast USA Online Shop: NIGHTWISH’s 27-date headlining tour of North America for 2015 launched in New York City on April 9, 2015 and travels to three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. Direct support will come from Swedish heavy metallers SABATON; opening will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN. Tickets are available via; VIP Meet & Greet tickets (which includes early entry + an official tour program) are on sale at Dates for the 2015 NIGHTWISH tour with SABATON and Delain are: 04/09/15 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY 04/10/15 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA 04/11/15 Palladium – Worcester, MA ***SOLD OUT*** 04/13/15 Capitole Theatre – Quebec City, QC – CANADA ***SOLD OUT*** 04/14/15 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON – CANADA ***SOLD OUT*** 04/16/15 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY 04/17/15 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH 04/18/15 Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL ***SOLD OUT*** 04/19/15 7 Flags Events Center - Clive, IA 04/21/15 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO 04/22/15 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT 04/24/15 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA 04/25/15 Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA 04/26/15 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR ***SOLD OUT*** 04/28/15 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA 04/30/15 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV 05/01/15 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA 05/02/15 Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ 05/03/15 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX 05/05/15 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX 05/06/15 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX 05/08/15 House of Blues – Orlando, FL 05/09/15 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL 05/11/15 Marathon Music Work – Nashville, TN 05/12/15 Expo Five – Louisville, KY 05/13/15 Filmore – Charlotte, NC 05/14/15 Filmore – Silver Springs, MD ABOUT NIGHTWISH Hugely influential, unique, and categorically unrivaled in the heavy metal pantheon, Finland-based symphonic master storytellers NIGHTWISH continue to expand the breadth and scope of their artistic vision with each successive release. H