Tarja prepares for special shows in Prague and Bucharest ahead of her UK tour.

As Tarja prepares for her two special shows in Prague and Bucharest that wil be filmed and recorded, she’s also got her UK dates coming up in March.

21.01.2020 Prague, Czech Republic
23.01.2020 Bucharest, Romania

Tarja, Finnish music icon and one of the most famous opera, rock and metal sopranos has long proved that we will remember her for her outstanding vocals and performances, and for her many, many unforgettable albums which will be showcased in a very special event. Tarja has been working in this project for some time now and decided to invite 16 great musicians on stage for a once in a lifetime experience. These unique concerts will result in a special live DVD.

Tarja is no stranger to performing in unconventional environments, as she regularly plays halls and churches during her Christmas concerts.

Tarja will sing in one of the most famous and iconic buildings in the Czech Republic – the Municipal House in the Old Town of Prague – in an exclusive show that will never be repeated. The Municipal House and its Smetana Hall is a unique space known to all, which deserves only an incomparable performance of the marvelous artist Tarja undoubtedly is.

Tarja has prepared for the Art Nouveau hall of the Smetana Hall a special set composed of the most popular hits of her repertoire; songs from the albums “My Winter Storm”, “What Lies Beneath”, “Colors in the Dark”, “The Brightest Void / The Shadow Self” and “In the Raw” in new arrangements created specifically for this extraordinary event.

Another one of a kind experience will be presented at the Circul Metropolitan Bucaresti, a venue listed in as a Historic Monument in Romania. A 360° view of the centre stage that will redefine the way the audience feels the music and interacts with this amazing performer.

The talented 16 musicians invited to these special nights are:

Doug Wimbish
Christian Kretschmar
Timm Schreiner
Alex Scholpp
Julian Barrett
Pit Barrett
Guillermo De Medio
Rafael Bittencourt
Toni Turunen
Andi Pupato
Chriara Tricarico
Clémentine Delauney
Marco Èåo
Alexey Aslamas
Petr Cuclík
Zachar Fedorov

You can expect the best songs from Tarja’s rock career in nights not to miss and that will be long remembered.


The UK dates will celebrate her seventh studio album “In The Raw” released earlier this year via EarMusic.

Tarja comments: “I am so excited to return to UK! Thank you for this opportunity. I will get a chance to rock the new songs from my album “In The Raw” together with you all. I am sure it will be awesome, as always in the past. Cannot really wait. See you!!”

“In The Raw” is a combination of sophisticated and refined orchestration, choir and her classically trained voice with a raw, dark heavy musical core. Simply put, “In The Raw” is a gold-plated work of wonder.
The album finds Tarja going to raw, personal places in her lyrics. Opening herself up more than ever before, she says she was left feeling naked by her honesty, but also pleased at where she had gone with her words.

Tarja’s music, with its symphonic texture and intricate soul, is made for the stage. Throughout the entire UK tour the Finnish goddess of metal will bring to life new songs and classic anthems alike, delivering a show to be remembered. Full dates can be found below.

Tue 17thMarch 2020 – London, Electric Ballroom
Thu 19thMarch 2020 – Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 20thMarch 2020 – Glasgow, Garage

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