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2015-16 Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour

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Setlist (from Wiki; specific setlists at setlist.fm)

Sample Setlist

The following setlist was performed at the first show of the tour at Hammerstein Ballroom, but has since had alterations to it:

  • "The Greatest Show on Earth "Chapter V: Sea-Worn Driftwood"" (intro)
  • "Shudder Before the Beautiful"
  • "Yours Is an Empty Hope"
  • "Amaranth"
  • "She Is My Sin"
  • "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
  • "My Walden"
  • "The Islander"
  • "Élan"
  • "Weak Fantasy"
  • "Storytime"
  • "Nemo"
  • "I Want My Tears Back"
  • "Stargazers"
  • "Sleeping Sun"
  • "The Greatest Show on Earth (Chapter II and III)"


  • "Ghost Love Score"
  • "Last Ride of the Day"



(with links to recordings available on YouTube - 🎤🎤🎤 sound quality - 🎞️🎞️🎞️ image quality - pro recording)

United States-New York City NY-Hammerstein Ballroom-April 9, 2015

United States-Philadelphia PA-Electric Factory-April 10, 2015

United States-Worcester MA-Palladium-April 11, 2015

Canada-Québec City QC-Le Capitole-April 13, 2015

Canada-Toronto ON-Phoenix Concert Theater-April 14, 2015

United States-Buffalo NY-Town Ballroom-April 16, 2015

United States-Cleveland OH-Agora Theatre-April 17, 2015

United States-Chicago IL-Concorde Music Hall-April 18, 2015

United States-Clive IA-7 Flags Events Center-April 19, 2015

United States-Denver CO-Ogden Theatre-April 21, 2015

United States-Salt Lake City UT-In The Venue-April 22, 2015

United States-Spokane WA-Knitting Factory-April 24, 2015

Canada-Vancouver BC-Orpheum Theatre-April 25, 2015

  • Ever Dream  🎤🎤🎤 🎞️🎞️🎞️

United States-Portland OR-Crystal Ballroom-April 26, 2015

United States-San Francisco CA-Warfield Theatre-April 28, 2015

United States-Las Vegas NV-House Of Blues-April 30, 2015

United States-Los Angeles CA-The Greek Theater-May 1, 2015

United States-Phoenix AZ-Marquee Theatre-May 2, 2015

United States-El Paso TX-Tricky Falls-May 3, 2015

United States-Dallas TX-Bomb Factory-May 5, 2015

United States-Houston TX-Warehouse Live-May 6, 2015

United States-Orlando FL-House of Blues-May 8, 2015

United States-Fort Lauderdale FL-Revolution-May 9, 2015

United States-Nashville TN-Marathon Music Work-May 11, 2015

United States-Louisville KY-Expo Five-May 12, 2015

United States-Charlotte NC-Filmore-May 13, 2015

  • Partial show (missing The Greatest Show On Earth)  🎤🎤 🎞️🎞️  (check out the Troy facts 😁)

United States-Silver Spring MD-Filmore-May 14, 2015


Finland-Joensuu-Laulurinne-June 6, 2015

Finland-Turku-Baltic Princess-June 8, 2015

Finland-Turku-Baltic Princess-June 9, 2015

Austria-Nickelsdorf-Nova Rock-June 13, 2015

Slovakia-Banska Bystrica-Amphitheatre-June 14, 2015

Switzerland-Hinwil-Zurich-Rock The Ring Festival-June 19, 2015

France-Clisson-Hellfest-June 21, 2015

Czechia-Vizovice-Masters of Rock-July 12, 2015

Hungary-Budapest-Kingdom of Hegyalja Festival-July 15, 2015

Spain-Barcelona-Rock Fest BCN 2015-July 23, 2015

Finland-Oulu-Qstock-July 25, 2015

Finland-Tampere-Ratinan Stadion-July 31, 2015

Belgium-Kortrijk-Alcatraz Festival 2015-August 8, 2015

Germany-Hildesheim-M'era Luna-August 9, 2015

Germany-Dinkelsbühl-Summer Breeze-August 15, 2015

Norway-Trondheim-Sverresborg Arena-August 26, 2015


Brazil-Fortaleza-Dragao do Mar-September 23, 2015

Brazil-Rio De Janeiro-Rock in Rio-September 25, 2015 (Note 1)

  • Full show  🎤🎤 🎞️🎞️🎞️ 

Brazil-São Paulo-HSBC-September 26, 2015

Brazil-Curitiba-Masterhall-September 27, 2015

Brazil-Porto Alegre-Bar Opiniao-September 29, 2015

Argentina-Buenos Aires-Luna Park-October 2, 2015

Chile-Santiago-Caupolican-October 4, 2015

Peru-Lima-Con. Del Hotel María Angola-October 6, 2015

Ecuador-Quito-Teleferico-October 8, 2015

Colombia-Bogota-Teatro Metropol-October 10, 2015

Mexico-Monterrey-Escena-October 13, 2015

Mexico-Mexico City-Metropolitan-October 14, 2015

Mexico-Mexico City-Metropolitan-October 15, 2015

Mexico-Guadalajara-Teatro Diana-October 17, 2015


Finland-Espoo-Barona Areena-November 13, 2015

Sweden-Stockholm-Stora Arenan-November 15, 2015

Denmark-Copenhagen-Falconer-November 16, 2015

Germany-Hamburg-Barclaycard Arena-November 18, 2015

Netherlands-Amsterdam-Heineken Music Hall-November 19, 2015

Netherlands-Amsterdam-Heineken Music Hall-November 20, 2015

Germany-Oberhausen-König-Pilsener-Arena-November 21, 2015

France-Lyon-Hall Tony Garnier-November 23, 2015

France-Paris-POPB-Bercy-November 25, 2015

France-Toulouse-Le Zénith-November 26, 2015

Switzerland-Basel-St. Jakobshalle-November 28, 2015

Italy-Bologna-Unipol Arena-November 29, 2015

Germany-Munich-Zenith-December 1, 2015

Germany-Stuttgart-Schleyerhalle-December 3, 2015

Germany-Frankfurt-Jahrhunderthalle-December 4, 2015

Germany-Nuremberg-Arena-December 5, 2015

Czechia-Prague-Tip Sport Arena-December 7, 2015

Austria-Vienna-Stadthalle-December 8, 2015

Romania-Bucharest-Romexpo-December 10, 2015

Hungary-Budapest-Budapest Arena-December 12, 2015

Germany-Leipzig-Arena-December 14, 2015

Germany-Berlin-Max-Schmeling-Halle-December 15, 2015

Luxembourg-Luxemburg-Rockhal-December 16, 2015

Belgium-Antwerp-Lotto Arena-December 17, 2015

United Kingdom-London-Wembley SSE Arena-December 19, 2015


Australia-Brisbane-The Tivoli-January 6, 2016

Australia-Sydney-The Enmore Theatre-January 9, 2016

Australia-Melbourne-The Forum Theatre-January 11, 2016

Australia-Adelaide-HQ Complex-January 15, 2016

Australia-Fremantle-The Metropolis-January 15, 2016

Singapore-Singapore-The Coliseum-January 18, 2016


United States-Sayreville NJ-Starland Ballroom-February 19, 2016

United States-Hartford CT-Webster Theater-February 20, 2016

Canada-Montreal QC-Metropolis-February 21, 2016

Canada-London ON-Music Hall-February 22, 2016

United States-Pittsburgh PA-Carnegie Music Hall-February 24, 2016

United States-Columbus OH-LC Pavilion-February 25, 2016

United States-Royal Oak MI-Royal Oak Music Theatre-February 26, 2016

United States-Milwaukee WI-Rave-February 27, 2016

United States-Minneapolis MN-First Avenue-February 29, 2016

Canada-Winnipeg MB-Burton Cummings Theatre-March 1, 2016

Canada-Saskatoon-O’Briens Events Center-March 2, 2016

Canada-Edmonton AB-Winspear Center-March 3, 2016

United States-Calgary AB-MacEwan Hall Ballroom-March 5, 2016

United States-Missoula MT-Wilma Theatre-March 6, 2016

United States-Seattle WA-Showbox SoDo-March 7, 2016

  • Floor's speech  🎤🎤 🎞️🎞️  (Floor returns to Seattle where she sang with Nightwish for the first time in 2012)

United States-Boise ID-Knitting Factory-March 8, 2016 (cancelled due to illness)

United States-Reno NV-Cargo-March 10, 2016

United States-San Jose CA-City National Civic of San Jose-March 11, 2016

United States-Anaheim CA-The Grove-March 12, 2016

United States-Tucson AZ-Rialto Theatre-March 13, 2016

United States-Colorado Springs CO-City Auditorium-March 15, 2016

United States-Kansas City MO-Uptown Theater-March 16, 2016

United States-Oklahoma City OK-Diamond Ballroom-March 18, 2016

United States-San Antonio TX-Aztec Music Hall-March 19, 2016

United States-New Orleans LA-New Orleans Civic Theatre-March 20, 2016

United States-Birmingham AL-Iron City Live-March 21, 2016

United States-Tampa FL-The Ritz-March 23, 2016


China-Beijing-M Zone Center-April 12, 2016

China-Shanghai-QSW Culture Center-April 14, 2016

Taiwan-Taipei-Ntut Auditorium-April 16, 2016

Hong Kong SAR China-Hong Kong-Kitec Rotunda-April 17, 2016

Japan-Tokyo-Ex Theater-April 19, 2016

Japan-Osaka-Big Cat-April 21, 2016

Japan-Tokyo-Studio Coast-April 22, 2016


Russia-Yekaterinburg-Divs Arena-May 15, 2016

Russia-Voronezh-Event Hall-May 18, 2016

Russia-Moscow-Crocus City Hall-May 20, 2016

Ukraine-Kiev-National Palace Ukraina-May 22, 2016

Russia-St. Petersburg-Yubileiny Palace-May 24, 2016

Germany-Munich-Rockavaria-May 27, 2016

Germany-Dortmund-Rock im Revier-May 28, 2016

Slovakia-Košice-Amphitheatre-June 1, 2016

Czechia-Plzeň-Metalfest Open Air-June 3, 2016

Austria-Vienna-Rock in Vienna-June 5, 2016

Italy-Rome-Rock In Roma-June 8, 2016

Switzerland-Interlaken-Greenfield Festival-June 10, 2016

United Kingdom-Donington Park-Download Festival-June 12, 2016

Belgium-Dessel-Graspop Metal Meeting-June 18, 2016

  • Full show  🎤🎤 🎞️🎞️🎞️

Finland-Seinäjoki-Provinssi-June 30, 2016

Sweden-Norrköping-Bråvalla Festival 2016-July 2, 2016


Canada-Montreal-Heavy Montreal-August 6, 2016


Finland-Jämsä-Himos Park-August 20, 2016 (Note 2)

Poland-Arena Straszęcin-CZAD Festival-August 26, 2016

Czechia-Havirov-Havirovske Slavnosti-September 3, 2016

Portugal-Lisbon-Coliseu Lisboa-September 8, 2016

Spain-Madrid-Barclaycard Center-September 10, 2016

Italy-Mantova-Palabam-September 12, 2016

Bulgaria-Sofia-Arena Armeec-September 14, 2016

  • Full show  🎤 🎞️
  • The Siren  🎤🎤 🎞️🎞️


South Korea-Seoul-Samsung Blue Square-October 2, 2016

China-Shenzhen-A8 Live House-October 5, 2016

China-Shanghai-QSW Culture Center-October 7, 2016

  • Full show  🎤 🎞️

Japan-Tokyo-Loud Park Festival-October 9, 2016



  1. Featuring guest singer Tony Kakko on "The Islander" and "Last Ride Of The Day".
  2. Unofficial 20th Anniversary concert, featuring Jukka Nevalainen playing drums on "Last Ride Of The Day" and Sami Vänskä playing bass on "Stargazers".
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Exclusive live material and a promise for more! 👍


We dug up Ville Lipiäinen's archives and came across with some never seen live footage from the past tours. Something to reminisce while waiting for the Human. :II: Nature. tour to finally start. More to come soon! -- Tuomas Holopainen

Yours Is An Empty Hope filmed in Mexico in 2015, we already had The Poet And The Pendulum filmed at the same venue on the Vehicle Of Spirit DVD but this song hadn't been published before to my knowledge.



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7 hours ago, whitenoise said:

YLE (Finland's national public broadcaster) aired a 1-hour cut of the concert in 2016. This is probably from that set.

The video appears to be available to locals only but there are perhaps ways around it.



7 hours ago, whitenoise said:

EDIT: Ok, I can edit this post, but not the previous one.

It would appear that post editing is available only for 5 minutes after a post is made. I will look into this tonight and reset the setting for everyone.

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19 hours ago, mabla said:

For this tour I seen Nightwish on 18th of November 2015 in the sold out "Heineken Music Hall" in Amsterdam.

Concert was AMAZING and Floor was in tears by the overwelming crowd responce 😁


Lucky guy! 👍

I can find recordings from the second Amsterdam show, but not from the first...


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  • 3 weeks later...
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I was at two shows on this tour: Toronto in April 2015, and London Ontario in February 2016. I had a lot of fun at these shows, even if I didn't stay until the end of those two shows. I bought tour shirts for each of the North American legs, and even bought a copy of the score for the Imaginaerum movie. Delain and Sabaton were the openers for the Toronto show, and for the London Ontario show it was Delain and Sonata Arctica.

The London Ontario show is the one that stands out for me the most, as it is the day where I finally got to meet the band through a meet and greet, which I paid $200 for, and desperately purchased as it was my dream to meet them. I had drawn a picture for the band to give to them, and they really liked it. They all signed my copy of "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" and I let them keep the picture that I gave to them.


Toronto setlist: (April 14, 2015)

  • Shudder Before the Beautiful
  • Yours is an Empty Hope
  • Amaranth
  • She Is My Sin
  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful
  • My Walden
  • The Islander
  • Élan
  • Weak Fantasy
  • Storytime
  • Ever Dream
  • I Want My Tears Back
  • Stargazers
  • Sleeping Sun
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (Chapters II - III)
  • Ghost Love Score
  • Last Ride of the Day



London Ontario setlist: (February 22, 2016)

  • Shudder Before the Beautiful
  • Yours is an Empty Hope
  • Bless the Child
  • Storytime
  • My Walden
  • While Your Lips Are Still Red
  • Élan
  • Weak Fantasy
  • 7 Days to the Wolves
  • Romanticide
  • I Want My Tears Back
  • Nemo
  • Stargazers
  • Ghost Love Score
  • Last Ride of the Day
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (Chapters II - III)


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Sounds like an amazing experience, especially meeting them all! 🤩 This is something I haven't done yet, and I wonder how many years before meet-and-greets are even possible again. 😐 On top of that, you saw some solid support bands too.

It's sad to think that with each album since Dark Passion Play they toured quite a few cities in Canada, and now they're only playing 4 gigs in the USA, and perhaps 2 in Mexico. Still crossing fingers for more dates to be added though.

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  • 3 months later...

I was listening to this pro shot from (of all places) Columbus Ohio, unfortunately only 5 songs but the quality is on par with the Vehicle of Spirit DVD recordings. I don't know who was shooting and why, and I couldn't find the rest of the show but it's another quality video from the EMFB tour. 🔥

  • 7 Days To The Wolves
  • Élan
  • I Want My Tears Back
  • Storytime
  • Weak Fantasy


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  • 2 months later...

Found a snippet with Sami Vanska talking about his guest appearance during the band's 20th anniversary show in Himos when he performed "Stargazers" in the We Were Here book (English version) on pages 340 - 341:


Sami: Tuomas asked me in early April whether I would be able to play Himos. I had actually anticipated that something like that might be in the cards, but I asked him for some time to think about it, because, for personal reasons, I had my reservations. The other thing was that I hadn't played Nightwish songs in years. After thinking about it for awhile, I was like, well, why not?

I rehearsed "Stargazers" on my own, and we only played it once with the band in the soundcheck, just before the Himos show. Well, no worries, it sounded tolerable.

I got backstage only about 20 minutes before the show. The rest of the guys were already there, and there was a bit of tension in the air. Jukka kept on hammering the drum pad, Emppu was busy with his own stuff, and Tuomas was completely quiet. Then I bumped into Marco. He stared at my Tarot shirt, wondering if it was a message of some sort. I had picked the shirt tongue-in-cheek but still as a tribute to a band that I respect. Then Kaitsu came in and started telling bad jokes, to which I replied with even worse ones. The ice began to break. I never met Floor before, but the nervous atmosphere before a show is not the best time for introductions.

When the concert began, I stayed behind and waited for my turn. Usually the first songs are the ones when the band gets the engine running, while the rest of the show is more relaxed. Well, this time me and Jukka would only do the "first song", so we couldn't really let loose.

I was watching the beginning of the show with Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica. I don't really know the new Nightwish songs, but at some point I woke up and thought the song sounded like "Nemo". I asked Tony, and he said it was. It was already past the halfway point, and I knew "Stargazers" would be next. I almost panicked, wondering whether I'd still have time to go to the bathroom. I ran backstage, and soon Toni Peiju came banging on the door. "Hurry up, you have 30 seconds to get up on stage", he said. Well, I made it.

"Stargazers" flew by in a flurry on stage. I really have no recollection of it. I think it went tolerably, at least considering I wasn't rehearsing on my sofa anymore but playing to 10,000 fans instead.

All in all, Himos was fun. I didn't even break a sweat, performing just that one song.


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Sami sounds unfazed by this experience, pretty much how he acted on stage while he was in the band. I guess he was the introvert type, though according to the band biography he was known to party hard too.

Now is Marko ever going to do a guest appearance, dressed in a Wintersun shirt? 😬

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