Nightwish founder and musical mastermind Tuomas Holopainen and lead vocalist Floor Jansen sat down backstage with Roppongi Rocks’ Stefan Nilsson shortly before the band walked onstage in Tokyo for a gig on the Asian leg of their world tour.
Once the current world tour concludes in October with Nightwish returning to Japan to play at the Loud Park festival, the band will take what is planned to be a year-long break during all of 2017.
“That’s the plan, yes,” explains Tuomas Holopainen. “The last show for this tour is going to happen in October. Then all of 2017 off and back with a vengeance in 2018.”
About the upcoming “break”, Tuomas states: “I don’t think I will be doing music. That’s the idea of the break! I haven’t really given it that much thought. I just enjoy the idea of getting to be at home, doing the gardening, taking care of the horse, just be steady for a while.”
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