Nightwish have had an interesting history, especially if you like writing gossip columns about female singers, but there’s no denying that when they’re at full power they’re a superb live act. They proved this throughout the Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015 – 2016 which packed out stadia, including Wembley on December 19th last year.
They recorded the entire show and a DVD/CD of the night (and more stuff) will be released as Vehicle of Spirit on December 16th (new release date, brought forward from January). We’ve already seen it and it’s really rather good! Review soon!
You can catch a snippet below, but in case your interests are already raised, have a gander at the formats and other details…
Vehicle Of Spirit will be available in different formats:
- 2BluRay-Digibook – (feat. Live @ Wembley Arena London & Live @ Ratina Stadion Tampere + extras) [amazon text=Amazon pre-order&asin=B01LTHO5WG]
- 3DVD-Digibook – (feat. Live @ Wembley Arena London & Live @ Ratina Stadion Tampere + extras) [amazon text=Amazon pre-order&asin=B01LTHO5WQ]
- 2BD+3DVD+2CD-Earbook – (limited edition, content as above + 2CDs (feat. The Wembley Show)) Available here or [amazon text=via Amazon&asin=B01MA3RZZ1]
- Exclusive NB Mailorder BOX (Earbook + 3LP vinyl (black, white, red vinyl) + 12” poster + 12” photo card) Only available here
Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course Nightwish’s incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as ‘Élan’ and the majestic ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ to more than 12.000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album Endless Forms Most Beautiful. Finland’s Tampere show however was a home run for the band and never before have Nightwish had such an immense stage production:
I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognizability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd speciality (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we’ve ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt.