Nightwish @ City National Grove of Anaheim – 04/14/2018
On Saturday night April 14, the Decades Across America tour, featuring the one and only Nightwish, made a stop at City National Grove of Anaheim. The band recently released their newest album, Decades, a compilation of favorite hit songs from 1996 through 2015. Each stop of the current tour is a special two hour performance, with no support from openers. This time around, fans get a unique, intimate concert experience!
Long before the doors of the City National Grove of Anaheim opened, fans were lined up outside, along the entire side of the building, and even snaking through the parking lot. Once they got through the metal detectors, fans were given a free physical copy of Decades, a token of the band’s gratitude. Not long after the doors opened, the lights went down.
About fifteen minutes later, a voice came over the intercom, asking fans to silence their cellphones, stating “it’s only for two hours!” Then, on the large video screen at the back of the stage, a clock started to tick down from one minute. When it got to zero, a flute player appeared, marking the start of Nightwish’s set. They began with “End of All Hope,” and the audience was overjoyed when the beautiful and talented Floor Jansen hit the stage with the rest of the band.
The crowd sang along with each song as Nightwish moved through their two hour set, featuring songs that can be found on Decades, such as “Wish I Had an Angel,” “Dead Boy’s Poem,” and “I Want My Tears Back.” The band was the epitome of enthusiasm, as they can be seen in most of this photo set smiling, and it is obvious they love performing for their fans.
The Decades Across America tour is still going strong and is a tour not to be missed, as Nightwish brings their special brand of folk metal across the country. It was a special night with the band that will be remembered by the lucky fans in attendance.
End of All Hope | Wish I Had an Angel | 10th Man Down | Come Cover Me | Gethsemane | Élan | Sacrament of Wilderness | Deep Silent Complete | Dead Boy’s Poem | Elvenjig | Elvenpath | I Want My Tears Back | The Carpenter | The Kinslayer | Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean | Nemo | Slaying the Dreamer | The Greatest Show on Earth | Ghost Love Score