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Tarja – Announce New Album “Act II” Out On July 27th, via EarMusic – Pre-Order Link

TARJA TO RELEASE FOLLOW UP TO THE TOP 10 LIVE RELEASE “ACT I”:
BRAND NEW LIVE ALBUM AND VIDEO “ACT II” TO BE RELEASED ON 
JULY 27th, 2018 ON earMUSIC.
 

Following up the worldwide top 10 video chart success “Act I”Tarja and earMUSIC are happy to announce the release of the long-awaited follow up “Act II”this summer.

Filmed during Tarja’s world tour “The Shadow Shows”, during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7 ½ times, travelling over 300,000 km and playing over 200 shows in 40 countries in front of 1 million people, “Act II” consists of the singer’s very intimate 75 minute set filmed and recorded live at the Metropolis Studio in London, UK, the breathtaking live performance of one of her shows in Milan, Italy, and previously unreleased interviews and photo galleries.

The theatrical rock adventure “Act II” combines two incredible, yet slightly different live performances on video:
The first chapter, “Metropolis Alive”, was filmed two months prior to the release of Tarja’s 2016 success “The Shadow Self”. 20 winners from all over Europe were lucky to witness Tarja’s intimate, yet rocking 75 minute set at renowned Metropolis Studios in London, UK where the singer performed songs from her then unreleased album –  in front of an audience for the first time .

Act II’s” second chapter has been recorded on November 29th, 2016 at the magnificent Teatro della Luna Allago in Milan, Italy and includes numerous hits from all four Tarja albums such as “Innocence”“Die Alive” and “Until My Last Breath” as well as an incredible cover of Muse’s classic “Supremacy”. That night’s set list also enchants the soprano’s long-time fans with a medley consisting of the distinctive Nightwish evergreens“Ever Dream”“Slaying The Dreamer” and “The Riddler”. All topped off with a remarkable acoustic set which presents Tarja classics in a brand new way.

Even though the shows deliberately differ in look, sound, approach to the music and adrenaline, both have one thing in common: from the very first to the very last tune, the state of the art production displays Tarja’s energetic performance and her graceful, charming presence.

Act II” is going to be released on July 27th, 2018 on earMUSIC as a 2CD digipak, 3LP Gatefold (180g, black), DVD, Blu-ray, Limited Mediabook 2CD+2BD (incl. two full live shows filmed at Hellfest in France and Woodstock Festival in Poland as bonus) and Digital.
A wide variety of exclusive, limited fan items and bundles can be found on Tarja’s official web shop: https://tarja.tmstor.es

“Act I”, Tarja’s first ever live release, charted Top 10 all over Europe as well as almost all over the world, with a sensational #5 in Germany’s General Charts. The video version even remained for over two months at the peak of the Finnish music video charts.

TRACK LIST
2CD
CD1
No Bitter End / 500 Letters / Eagle Eye / Demons In You / Lucid Dreamer / Shameless / The Living End / Calling From The Wild / Supremacy / Tutankhamen – Ever Dream – The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer

CD2
Goldfinger / Deliverance // Acoustic Set: Until Silence – The Reign – Mystique Voyage – House of Wax – I Walk Alone // Love To Hate / Victim of Ritual / Undertaker / Too Many / Innocence / Die Alive / Until My Last Breath

3LP+download code
Side A
No Bitter End / 500 Letters / Eagle Eye / Demons In You
Side B
Lucid Dreamer / Shameless / The Living End / Calling From The Wild
Side C
Supremacy / Tutankhamen – Ever Dream – The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer / Goldfinger / Deliverance
Side D
Until Silence – The Reign – Mystique Voyage – House of Wax – I Walk Alone
Side E
Love To Hate / Victim of Ritual / Too Many
Side F
Undertaker / Innocence / Die Alive / Until My Last Breath

BD // DVD
Filmed at Metropolis Studios, London, UK, 6thof June 2016
No Bitter End / Eagle Eye / Sing For Me / Love To Hate / The Living End / Medusa / Calling From The Wild / Victim Of Ritual / Die Alive / Innocence / Until My Last Breath / Too ManyFilmed at Teatro della Luna Assago in Milan, Italy, 29thof November, 2016
Against The Odds / No Bitter End / 500 Letters / Eagle Eye / Demons In You / Lucid Dreamer / Shameless / The Living End / Calling From The Wild / Supremacy / Tutankhamen – Ever Dream – The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer / Goldfinger / Deliverance // Acoustic Set: Until Silence – The Reign – Mystique Voyage – House of Wax – I Walk Alone // Love To Hate / Victim of Ritual / Undertaker / Too Many / Innocence / Die Alive / Until My Last BreathBonus Material
Interviews with Tarja and band members
PhotoGallery 1:Through the eyes of the fans
PhotoGallery 2:From stages and streets by Tim Tronckoe

Limited Mediabook
BD1
Filmed at Metropolis Studios, London, UK, 6th June 2016
No Bitter End / Eagle Eye / Sing For Me / Love To Hate / The Living End / Medusa / Calling From The Wild / Victim Of Ritual / Die Alive / Innocence / Until My Last Breath / Too Many

Filmed at Teatro della Luna Assago in Milan, Italy, 29th November, 2016
Against The Odds / No Bitter End / 500 Letters / Eagle Eye / Demons In You / Lucid Dreamer / Shameless / The Living End / Calling From The Wild / Supremacy / Tutankhamen – Ever Dream – The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer / Goldfinger / Deliverance // Acoustic Set: Until Silence – The Reign – Mystique Voyage – House of Wax – I Walk Alone // Love To Hate / Victim of Ritual / Undertaker / Too Many / Innocence / Die Alive / Until My Last Breath

Bonus Material
Interviews with Tarja and band members
PhotoGallery 1: Through the eyes of the fans
PhotoGallery 2: From stages and streets by Tim Tronckoe

BD2
Filmed at Woodstock Festival, Poland, 16th July, 2016
Against The Odds / No Bitter End / Demons In You / 500 Letters / Ciaran’s Well / Supremacy / Calling From The Wild / Tutankhamen – Ever Dream – The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer/ Innocence / Victim Of Ritual / Die Alive / Until My Last Breath / Over The Hills And Far Away

Filmed at Hellfest, France, 19th June, 2016
No Bitter End / Never Enough / Ciaran’s Well / Calling From The Wild / Supremacy / Victim Of Ritual / Tutankhamen – Ever Dream – The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer/ Die Alive / Until My Last Breath

CD1
No Bitter End / 500 Letters / Eagle Eye / Demons In You / Lucid Dreamer / Shameless / The Living End / Calling From The Wild / Supremacy / Tutankhamen – Ever Dream – The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer

CD2
Goldfinger / Deliverance // Acoustic Set: Until Silence – The Reign – Mystique Voyage – House of Wax – I Walk Alone // Love To Hate / Victim of Ritual / Undertaker / Too Many / Innocence / Die Alive / Until My Last Breath

www.tarja-act2.com
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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!