Tarja Announces New Live Release 'Act II'


Following up the worldwide top 10 video chart success “Act I”, the long-awaited follow up “Act II” is finally going to be released this summer. The release drops on July 27th via earMusic. Pre-orders can be made at this location. A preview clip can be viewed in the player above. Filmed during Tarja’s world tour “The Shadow Shows," during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world for 7 ½ times with over 300,000 km traveled and over 200 shows played in 40 countries in front of 1 million people. “Act II” consists of the singer’s very intimate set filmed and recorded live at the Metropolis Studio in London, UK and the breathtaking live performance of one of her shows in Milan, Italy, as well as previously unreleased interviews and photo galleries. The theatrical rock adventure “Act II” combines two incredible, yet slightly different live performances on video: The first chapter, “Metropolis Alive”, has been filmed two months prior to the release of Tarja’s 2016 success “The Shadow Self”. Twenty (20) winners from all over Europe were lucky to witness Tarja’s intimate, yet rocking 75 minute set at renowned Metropolis Studios in London, UK where the singer performed songs from her then unreleased album – for the first time in front of an audience. “Act II’s” second chapter has been recorded on November 29th, 2016 at the magnificent Teatro della Luna in Milan, Italy and includes hits from all four Tarja albums such as “Innocence," “Die Alive," “Until My Last Breath” as well as an incredible cover of Muse’s classic “Supremacy." That night’s set list also enchants the soprano’s long-time fans with a medley consisting of the distinctive Nightwish evergreens “Ever Dream," “Slaying The Dreamer” and “The Riddler”. All topped off with a remarkable acoustic set which presents Tarja classics in a brand new way. Even though the shows deliberately differ in look, sound, approach to the music and adrenaline, both have one thing in common: from the very first to the very last tune, the state of the art production displays Tarja’s energetic performance and her graceful, charming presence. “Live videos became more and more mere documentations focusing on a band’s performance in a remote, distant and technical way. The lightshow and the LED’s only support the band’s performance but have no significance of their own. "With 'Act II' it is different. Here everything has a significance, every little detail is important because it is not only a live-recording, a live-documentation. "In the video, every song was treated in order to transport the feeling I wanted to express live at the show. As close as possible to the way the audience might have felt it that night. We used additional footages, used video snippets, photos and graphics and worked with lights, framings and reflections, changed colors and created moods, distorted pictures and inserted slides. And sometimes we kept the pure picture because itself it transported everything we wanted. "'Act II' is not a live-video, it is a live-art-video and you are free to discuss it very controversially; which is exactly what I want. Turn off the lights, volume up and dive into the show!”

The track listing and artwork can be found here:

CD 1: 1. No Bitter End 2. 500 Letters 3. Eagle Eye 4. Demons In You 5. Lucid Dreamer 6. Shameless 7. The Living End 8. Calling From The Wild 9. Supremacy 10. Tutankhamen - Ever Dream - The Riddler - Slaying the Dreamer CD 2: 1. Goldfinger 2. Deliverance 3. Until Silence - The Reign - Mystique Voyage - House of Wax - I Walk Alone 4. Love To Hate 5. Victim of Ritual 6. Undertaker 7. Too Many 8. Innocence 9. Die Alive 10. Until My Last Breath DVD 1: Filmed at Metropolis Studios, London, UK, 6th of June 2016 1. No Bitter End 2. Eagle Eye 3. Sing For Me 4. Love To Hate 5. The Living End 6. Medusa 7. Calling From The Wild 8. Victim Of Ritual 9. Die Alive 10. Innocence 11. Until My Last Breath 12. Too Many DVD 2: Filmed at Teatro della Luna Assago in Milan, Italy, 29th of November, 2016 1. Against The Odds 2. No Bitter End 3. 500 Letters 4. Eagle Eye 5. Demons In You 6. Lucid Dreamer 7. Shameless 8. The Living End 9. Calling From The Wild 10. Supremacy 11. Tutankhamen – Ever Dream - The Riddler – Slaying the Dreamer 12. Goldfinger 13. Deliverance 14. Until Silence - The Reign - Mystique Voyage - House of Wax - I Walk Alone 15. Love To Hate 16. Victim of Ritual 17. Undertaker 18. Too Many 19. Innocence 20. Die Alive 21. Until My Last Breath

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