Okay, so maybe the world is coming to an end in 2012…so many bands are parting ways with their members and Nightwish is no exception to that rule.
Nightwish has decided to part ways with Anette Olzon, the band and Anette are in a mutual understanding about the decisions and also agree that it would be best for all parties involved.
To see a full statement from the band and Anette click here.
The band had these comments to make about the decision:
“In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band were in conflict, and this has led to a division from which we cannot recover.
NIGHTWISH has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle 1.10.2012. Her name is Floor Jansen from the Netherlands (ex-AFTER FOREVER, REVAMP), and she has graciously stepped in to help us complete the ”Imaginaerum” world tour.
We are all strongly committed to this journey, this vehicle of spirit, and we are sure that this will lead to a brighter future for everyone.
We forever remain excited about the adventures to come, and we are extremely proud of the two beautiful albums and the wonderful shows we shared together.”
NIGHTWISH & Anette Olzon