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Tarja Turunen @ Highline Ballroom

The original voice of Nightwish makes an exclusive appearance in NYC at the Highline Ballroom. You know that you don’t want to miss this one.

Infinity Concerts Announces Exclusive Tarja Turunen NYC Show In September 2018

It feels like we’ve got Finnish musical greats on the mind for the past week that led us to last night’s spectacular Nightwish show at the Playstation Theater. If you missed that one it was your loss for sure and I’ll be cobbling together a full review with a gallery as soon as my head stops rattling because I had SUCH a great time with so many friends at this one. Now, the reason this notice exists is to tell you that the folks over at Infinity Concerts have announced a special one-off NYC show by the original voice of Nightwish, the one and only Tarja Turunen. Take a look at their statement below the dramatic poster. I’ll opine some more afterwards, don’t worry.

“It’s been a while folks… but we have some news! New York City fans; get ready to welcome the one and only Tarja Turunen for a very special night September 6th; for an exclusive area show!”

PiercingMetal Thoughts: According to my records, it’s been a LONG time like they denoted and it was back in 2009 that Tarja last did a performance in NYC. It was a show that I was happy to have attended and it was all documented in words and images on a Concert Review that you can examine HERE. I’m really curious as to what kind of show this might be for the fans because Tarja has been experimenting with sound across the last few albums. She has done a few classical themed released, some Hard-edged Rock and even a Christmas Album (albeit a slightly darker one in tone). Considering this is a one-off show, and given the size of the Highline Ballroom, these tickets will likely sell out quick. You can get yours care of our Calendar entry HERE. What do you readers think about this special appearance? Will you be on point? Chime in down in the comments section below. All the topical notations are approved immediately.

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Tarja by Ken Pierce (2009)

Official Website: http://www.tarja.net

“O Tannenbaum” (Single) by Tarja

Artist: Tarja
Title: “O Tannenbaum” (Single)
Label: Earmusic
Release Date: 10/27/2017
Genre: Holiday/Classical
Rating: 3.75/5

As previously discussed, Finnish Soprano Tarja Turunen would be delivering what she had described to be a “Gothic and Haunting” Christmas album with “Spirits and Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)” and our first taste of the release came with “O Come O Come Emmanuel”. I compiled thoughts on the number on THIS LINK and now as her second single we find the German Folk classic “O Tannenbaum”. Most of you might know this number as “O Christmas Tree” when its sung in today’s world by carolers who offer up that sort of thing. Let’s examine this other pre-Halloween Holiday offering…
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“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (Single) by Tarja

Artist: Tarja
Title: “O Come O Come Emmanuel” (Single)
Label: Ear Music
Release Date: 10/6/2017
Genre: Holiday/Classical
Rating: 4/5

Okay so I am not going to lie to you and say that I love adding a Christmas themed review to the website before Halloween has even hit us but here we are with the debut single from that Finnish vocal sensation Tarja Turunen. Most of you readers know her sonic register from the early Nightwish albums but since that time she’s been a prolific solo performer and has released numerous albums. Some of the releases have been Hard Rock with a twist of Metal and others are more Classical in nature. The new album from Tarja is a Classical Christmas album called “From Spirits and Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)” and the premiere track is her rendition of “O Come O Come Emmanuel”. Here are some thoughts on it.
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“Demons In You” (Single) by Tarja w/Alissa White-Gluz

Artist: Tarja
Title: “Demons In You” (Single) w/Alissa White-Gluz
Label: Earmusic
Release Date: 10/5/2016
Genre: Melodic Metal
Rating: 4/5

You know each of their names from two widely different bands and yet despite those differences there is a unified sense to what both Tarja Turunen and Alissa White-Gluz do when it comes to delivering excellent Hard Rock and Metal music. Earlier this year at the Wacken Open Air Festival, Tarja surprised the fans watching her set by bringing out White-Gluz from Arch Enemy to join her for the number “Demons In You”. It was a guest spot that quickly caused a stir across the Interwebs because Tarja’s voice is more angelic while Alissa’s is that of a raging demon. Of course the former singer of The Agonist also possesses a stratospheric vocal register and that gets some time in this special single.
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