Here we go, Saturday May 9th at Ft Lauderdale’s famous Revolution Nightclub, Nightwish set the stage for and incredible night of music and mystery with special guests Delain and Sabaton. This was a first for me on all of these bands, but having heard many good things about Nightwish, I knew that the night would not disappoint. A sold-out show and three great groups would indeed make this a night to remember.
Delain kicked things off in classic style with energy and incredible showmanship. The Dutch group being no stranger to the stage quickly won over the crowd with incredible music and crowd pleasing excitement. Singer Charlotte Wessels did an incredible job of dominating the crowd and winning over the crowd.
Now the headliner is next to take the stage. Armed with years of touring experience and a body of work to match, Nightwish set the night for the taking. Throughout the night they did not disappoint. With change after change in between sets and showcasing all band member’s talents, they pulled out all the stops. Floor Jansen led the charge as a powerful singer and frontwoman as Marco Heitala backed and performed throughout the night. Overall this was a first for me and to say the least there is no mistaking on the power of this band. Their talents are undoubtedly great and easy to see why they have such a large following throughout the world. I highly encourage anyone interested in seeing symphonic music to go see any of the groups mentioned in this article. I was not disappointed and would highly recommend going to see them.
NIGHTWISH North America 2015 tour
Journalist: Sergio Cesario
Photographer: Melaine Schweighardt
Published: June 29, 2015
@ Revolution Live
Ft. Lauderdale, FL U.S.A.
May 9, 2015
2015 is the year for new beginnings, and for Finnish rockers Nightwish, this is indeed the year for just that. With the release of their new album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” and the announcement of a world tour spanning across the globe, it’s only logical that they come visit a few friends down in sunny South Florida, and by friends, I mean hordes of hungry, savage symphonic metal enthusiasts. Of course it would only be fitting if Nightwish brought along a few of their own friends to join in the fun.
So on to the next treat, Sweden's Sabaton was indeed a treat to us all. A favorite among the audience and I quickly understood why. This was by far a fun entertaining band. Singer Joakim Brodén and his band mates created a fun and interactive atmosphere mixed in with incredibly powerful symphonic metal music. Fast, upbeat and funny at times. It was no wonder that this band is so well known throughout the world. At times they had fun with their own brand of antics and humor, but in the end, they were exceptionally talented. A must-see in regards to show performance by far.