The First Tour of the Angels
|The First Tour of the Angels|
|Tour by Nightwish|
|Associated album||Angels Fall First|
|Start date||December 31, 1997|
|End date||November 13, 1998|
|Nightwish concert chronology|
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The First Tour of the Angels was a concert tour by Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish from December 31, 1997, to November 13, 1998. Nightwish played only 8 gigs since Jukka Nevalainen and Emppu Vuorinen were waylaid by their mandatory military draft and Tarja Turunen hadn't finished her studies. The male vocals in "Beauty and the Beast", "The Carpenter" and "Astral Romance" were sung by Tuomas Holopainen, beside Tarja. The band was supported by bassist Samppa Hirvonen and the keyboardist Marianna Pellinen during the tour; in 1998, Samppa was replaced by Sami Vänskä. There is a bootleg of the Helsinki gig called Live at The Tavastia.
- Tarja Turunen- Female vocal
- Tuomas Holopainen- Keyboards, male vocal
- Emppu Vuorinen- Guitar
- Jukka Nevalainen - Drums
- Samppa Hirvonen- Bass
- Marianna Pellinen- Additional keyboard, Backing vocals
A typical setlist would consist of:
- "The Carpenter"
- "Angels Fall First"
- "Know Why the Nightingale Sings"
- "Astral Romance"
- "Beauty and the Beast"
|December 31, 1997||Kitee||Finland||Ice-Hall|
|January 9, 1998||Helsinki||Lepakko|
|February 13, 1998||Tavastia Club|
|February 14, 1998||Pori||Jungle Jane|
|February 25, 1998||Joensuu||Kellari|
|February 27, 1998||Jyväskylä||Lutakko|
|March 6, 1998||Siilinjärvi||Huvikumpu|
|November 13, 1998||Kitee||Ice-Hall|