Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has scheduled the following dates:
Aug. 14 - Monterrey, Mexico - Estudio 183 Aug. 16 - Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador Aug. 17 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Estudio Cavaret Aug. 20 - Bogota, Colombia - Downtown Majestic Aug. 29 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - [to be announced] (w/ BLAZE BAYLEY) Sep. 03 - Santiago De Chile, Chile - Teatro Caupolican Sep. 06 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Estadio Pepsi Music Oct. 18 - Wieze, Belgium - Oktoberhallen (Metal Female Voices Fest)
Tarja's most recent solo album, "My Winter Storm", was released in the U.S. at the end of February. The CD was made available in two exclusive U.S. versions via Fontana: the standard and deluxe editions (the latter featuring extra tracks not released elsewhere, as well visually stimulating bonus DVD content).
"My Winter Storm" was produced by Daniel Presley (FAITH NO MORE, JEWEL, THE BREEDERS), who has been joined in the studio by a truly stellar line-up of musicians: Doug Wimbish on bass (LIVING COLOUR, ANNIE LENNOX, JOE SATRIANI, JEFF BECK, MADONNA, ROLLING STONES), Alex Scholpp on electric guitars (FARMER BOYS) and Earl Harvin on drums (SEAL, PET SHOP BOYS, AIR), a player personally selected by Tarja after she saw him stealing the show at a SEAL concert. Keyboards and programming, meanwhile, are being provided by Torsten Stenzel, whose previous credits include NELLY FURTADO, MOBY, TINA TURNER, VANESSA MAE and more.