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Former NIGHTWISH singer TARJA TURUNEN announces Instagram live chat with current vocalist FLOOR JANSEN tonight

08-12-2020

Today, December 8, former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen will take part in an Instagram Live chat with current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. The discussion will start at 19:30 CET / 1:30 p.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. PST.

Tarja announced the chat via her Facebook page on Sunday (December 6). She wrote: “On Tuesday at 19:30 CET I will be having a chat with Floor Jansen in my Instagram live about my forthcoming ‘Christmas together world wide live streaming concerts’ and her recent activities.”

Turunen and Jansen previously performed a duet together at the 2013 edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The women joined forces on a cover version of “Over The Hills And Far Away”, originally written and recorded by the Northern Irish singer and guitarist Gary Moore and previously covered by NIGHTWISH on the 2001 EP of the same name.

Jansen made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band’s lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon.

Jansen officially joined NIGHTWISH in 2013 and made her recording debut with the group on 2015’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” album.

NIGHTWISH’s ninth studio album, “Human. :II: Nature.” , was released in April via Nuclear Blast. The effort is a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

Last year, Turunen dismissed Internet chatter about her possible return to NIGHTWISH after her December 2017 onstage reunion with the band’s bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala during a “Raskasta Joulua” concert in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

“I know a lot of fans would love to see something happen, but it’s a very long distance away,” she told Kerrang! magazine. “Personally, I don’t see anything happening with me and them, to be perfectly honest. Marco came a little later into the band; he wasn’t there since the beginning. He was always a guy I was close to. Me and [NIGHTWISH keyboardist/leader] Tuomas Holopainen, however, haven’t seen each other in a long time… but we have been in touch. It’s not bad. The past is what it is; we can’t change that. We can only change the future.”

Turunen was fired from NIGHTWISH at the end of the band’s 2005 tour by being presented with an open letter which was published on the NIGHTWISH web site at the same time. In the letter, the other members of NIGHTWISH wrote: “To you, unfortunately, business, money, and things that have nothing to do with emotions have become much more important.”

Holopainen later called the decision to part ways with Turunen “the most difficult thing I ever had to do.” For her part, Tarja said the way she was kicked out of the group proved that her former bandmates were not her friends. “Maybe one day I’ll forgive, but I will never forget,” she said.

Tarja’s new live album “Christmas Together: Live At Olomouc And Hradec Králové 2019”, was released on November 6 via earMUSIC. Her latest studio LP, “In The Raw”, arrived in August 2019 via earMUSIC.

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