As part of their North American tour this fall, Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have scheduled an exclusive meet-and-greet at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 16, 2007, to take place after the band's soundcheck. The only way to gain access to the meet-and-greet is to have a VIP ticket, which can be purchased through Ticketmaster and EntertheVault.com. As of March 30, 2007, there are only 69 of these tickets left and once they are sold, there will be no other way to take part in the meet-and-greet.
NIGHTWISH will release a new single, entitled "Eva", on May 30. "Eva" will be an Internet-only single release, all profits from which shall be donated to a charity that will be announced later. In Finland, the single will be available exclusively from NetAnttila.
"Eva" will feature the new NIGHTWISH vocalist, chosen from about 2,000 applicants. The singer's identity will be revealed simultaneously in a press statement and on the band's web site, www.nightwish.com, on Wednesday, May 30. A radio promo of the Internet single will ship on the same day.
The sixth NIGHTWISH album will be released on September 26, preceded by a second, regular single release in August.
NIGHTWISH fired its original singer, Tarja Turunen, via an "open letter," which was given to the singer immediately following their final concert together, which took place on October 21, 2005 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. The Helsinki show was filmed and recorded for the "End of an Era" DVD and CD, which entered the German chart at a No. 3 and has been certified gold for sales in excess of 25,000 copies.