Written and photographed by Navneet Johal
@ Massey Hall
Toronto, ON Canada
March 21, 2018
Presented by: Goldenvoice Canada
Excited screams filled the air as the screen was enveloped with a desolate stone angel; cover art of the 2004 album Once. Fans jumped and screamed along to “Wish I had An Angel”. The two-hour performance covered hits across Nightwish’s entire discography, spanning over 20 years and inciting a variety of emotions from the audience, from the solemn grief of “Dead Boy’s Poem”, to the energetic jumping commotion of “I Want My Tears Back”. The backdrop was projected with mesmerizing images throughout the performance. From a haunting yellow eyed wolf baying at a full moon creating the feral atmosphere of “Sacrament Of Wilderness”, to the flying buildings and pouring rain demonstrating a sense of longing for “Nemo”. The night ended with songs “Ghost Love Score” and “The Greatest Show On Earth”. Fascinating images of sea creatures, DNA strands, and ancient texts accompanied the brilliant keyboard melodies, powerful riffs and Floor’s beautiful voice.