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World Tour of the Century

World Tour of the Century
File:WTC Promo.jpg
A promotional photo, from Spinefarm Records
Tour by Nightwish
Associated album Century Child
Start date June 22, 2002
End date September 27, 2003
Shows 59
Nightwish concert chronology

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World Tour of the Century was a concert tour by Nightwish in 2002 and 2003 to promote their fourth album, Century Child, released on June 24, 2002.[1] The tour was the debut of Marco Hietala, that replaced Sami Vänskä as bassist in 2001.[2] A subsequent tour DVD was released, End of Innocence, with a limited release of a live CD made during a concert at Summer Breeze Open Air Festival, in Germany.[3]

In the end of 2002, the band release a small pause of 3 months; during this time Tarja was to a music conservatory in Germany and the male members played with their other bands: Tuomas with For My Pain..., Marco with Tarot, Jukka with Sethian and Emppu with Brother Firetribe. The tour started again in January 2003.

In this tour, Nightwish debuted in some countries: United States, Slovakia, England and Norway.[4] The band also played at many big festivals in Europe, like Lowlands, in the Netherlands, and Bloodstock, in the United Kingdom.

Personnel

Setlist

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Summer Festivals[5]
June 22, 2002 Jämsä Finland Himos Festival
June 23, 2002 Jyväskylä Lutakko
June 28, 2002 Balingen Germany Bang Your Head Festival
July 13, 2002 Helsinki Finland Tuska Open Air Festival
July 14, 2002 Joensuu Ilosaarirock
Latin America[5]
July 16, 2002 Mexico City Mexico Circo Volador
July 17, 2002 Santiago Chile Providencia Theatre
July 18, 2002 Buenos Aires Argentina Hangar
July 20, 2002 São Paulo Brazil Credicard Hall
July 21, 2002 Brasília Brazil Camping Show
July 24, 2002 Porto Alegre Bar Opinião
July 26, 2002 Curitiba Moinho São Rogue
July 27, 2002 Belo Horizonte Lapa Multi Show
July 28, 2002 Rio de Janeiro Citibank Hall
Europe[5]
August 4, 2002 Vantaa Finland Ankkarock Festival
August 5, 2002 Budapest Hungary Sziget Festival
August 9, 2002 Busan South Korea International Pusan Rock Festival
August 13, 2002 Moscow Russia Gorbunov Palace of Culture
August 16, 2002 Helsinki Finland Tavastia Club
August 17, 2002
August 20, 2002 Antwerp Belgium HofTerLo
August 22, 2002 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle 2
August 23, 2002 Abtsgmünd Summer Breeze Open Air
August 24, 2002 Vienna Austria Mind Over Matter Festival
August 27, 2002 Hamburg Germany Große Freiheit
August 28, 2002 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso Club
August 30, 2002 Barcelona Spain Razzmatazz 1
August 31, 2002 Bergara Jam Hall
September 2, 2002 Paris France Élysée Montmartre
September 3, 2002 Cologne Germany Live Music Hall
September 4, 2002 Tilburg Netherlands 13 Club
September 6, 2002 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
September 7, 2002 Leipzig Haus Auensee
November 16, 2002 Stockholm Sweden Stora Arenan
November 17, 2002 Klubben
Summer Festivals[6]
January 11, 2003 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
January 12, 2003 Munich Zenith
June 4, 2003 Helsinki Finland Stella Star Club
June 5, 2003 Budapest Hungary Summer Rocks 2003
June 7, 2003 Banská Bystrica Slovakia PKO Open Air Festival
June 20, 2003 Rauma Finland RMJ Party Camp Festival
July 4, 2003 Oslo Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
July 5, 2003
July 11, 2003 Villarrobledo Spain Metal Mania Festival
August 2, 2003 Hultsfred Sweden Gates of Metal Festival
August 9, 2003 Hildesheim Germany M'era Luna Festival
August 15, 2003 Erfurt Highfield Festival
August 16, 2003 Pratteln Switzerland Z-7
August 17, 2003
August 29, 2003 Biddinghuizen Netherlands Lowlands Festival
August 30, 2003 Derby England Bloodstock Open Air
August 31, 2003 London Astoria 2
North America[6]
September 5, 2003 Atlanta United States ProgPower USA
September 6, 2003 Montreal Canada Lé Medley
September 7, 2003 New York City United States L'Amour
September 9, 2003 Mexico City Mexico Circo Volador
Europe[6]
September 26, 2003 Saint Petersburg Russia Yubileyny Sports Palace
September 27, 2003 Moscow Gorbunov Palace of Culture

References

  1. ^ [[[:Template:Allmusic]] "Century Child- Nightwish"]. Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Nightwish- Biography". Metalstorm.ee. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  3. ^ "DVD Review - Nightwish - End of innocence". Revelationz.net. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Nightwish biography". Rocksirens.com. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  5. ^ a b c "Live: Past Shows (2002)". Nightwish's Official Website. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  6. ^ a b c "Live: Past Shows (2003)". Nightwish's Official Website. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 

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