The Finnish band Nightwish will perform on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Lorenzini District, in Milan.
Nightwish is a symphonic metal band formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen and former lead singer Tarja Turunen. The band soon picked up drummer Jukka Nevalainen and bassist Sami Vänskä after the release of their debut album, Angels Fall First, in 1997. In 2001, Vänskä was replaced by Marco Hietala, who also became the male vocalist.
Nightwish achieved wider success after the release of the albums Oceanborn in 1998, Wishmaster in 2000 and Century Child in 2002. Their 2004 album, Once, was sold in more than one million copies.
In October 2005, Tarja Turunen left the band and was replaced in May 2007 by the Swedish singer Anette Olzon. In September of the same year, the band released their sixth album, Dark Passion Play, which was sold in almost 2 million copies.
On October 1, 2012, Nightwish announced the replacement of Olzon with the Dutch singer Floor Jansen. On March 27, 2015, the band released the album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, featuring the new singer.
To date, Nightwish is the most successful Finnish band worldwide, selling more than 9 million records and receiving more than 60 gold and platinum awards.
Lorenzini District is a structure of about 10,000 square meters built in 2019 in the Scalo di Porta Romana area, a few steps from Fondazione Prada.
The venue is located about 1.5 kilometers from the Milano Porta Romana railway station. The closest Metro station is Lodi Tibb, located about 1.2 kilometers away, on the Metro Line 3. The closest tram and bus stop is in Via Giuseppe Ripamonti, a few meters away, on the tram Line 24 and the bus Line N24.