Former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen has been forced to reschedule the Budapest, Hungary and London, UK dates on her upcoming tour due to "new promotional activities in Germany." The Budapest show has been moved from November 29 to November 27, while the London concert has been postponed to December 20 from the previously announced November 27. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new dates.
Upcoming Tarja Turunen shows:
Nov. 25 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
Nov. 27 - Budapest, Hungary @ Petöfi Hall
Dec. 02 - Moscow, Russia @ Club B1
Dec. 08 - Kuusankoski, Finland @ Sami Hyypiä Areena
Dec. 10 - Köln, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Dec. 11 - Paris, France @ Elysee-Montmartre
Dec. 13 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
Dec. 18 - Zürich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
Dec. 20 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Turunen's backing band that will accompany her for the above-listed "warm-up concerts" will be as follows:
Bass: Doug Wimbish
Guitars: Alex Scholpp
Drums: Mike Terrana
Keys: Maria Ilmoniemi
Cello: Max Silja and Markus Hohti
Lead and back vocals, guitars, additional electronic drums and keyboards: Toni Turunen
Tarja Turunen's video for the song "I Walk Alone", can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Berlin, Germany with director Jörn Heitmann, who previously worked with NIGHTWISH on the "Sleeping Sun" clip in 2005. The "I Walk Alone" single will be released on October 29 (October 26 in Germany) via Universal Music, to be followed by the full-length CD, "My Winter Storm", on November 19 (November 16 in Germany).
"My Winter Storm" was produced by Daniel Presley (FAITH NO MORE, JEWEL, THE BREEDERS), who has been joined in the studio by a truly stellar line-up of musicians: Doug Wimbish on bass (LIVING COLOUR, ANNIE LENNOX, JOE SATRIANI, JEFF BECK, MADONNA, ROLLING STONES), Alex Scholpp on electric guitars (FARMER BOYS) and Earl Harvin on drums (SEAL, PET SHOP BOYS, AIR), a player personally selected by Tarja after she saw him stealing the show at a SEAL concert. Keyboards and programming, meanwhile, are being provided by Torsten Stenzel, whose previous credits include NELLY FURTADO, MOBY, TINA TURNER, VANESSA MAE and more.