In bummer news for Nightwish fans, the band announced they will not be touring in the foreseeable future. This extends to their next album cycle, and possibly further.
They posted a statement on social media that explains their decision:
“After the planned shows for June 2023 we will be ‘hanging up our spurs’ for an indeterminate time, as far as live concert performances go, and won’t be touring the next album.
“The reasons for this decision are personal, but, we all agree, vital to the wellbeing and future of the band. Be assured that we still love working together, and this decision has nothing to do with Floor’s [Jansen, Nightwish frontwoman] pregnancy or our other individual projects.
“However, an album of 12 new songs will see bright daylight in 2024, as will 3 music videos! The band is positively hyped beyond words over this new upcoming musical adventure.
“Stay tuned for updates from our legendary Nightwish band camp & studio this summer!”
While fans undoubtedly hope the band reconsider and tour again during the lifespan of the group, at least Nightwish currently plan to still make music and also have more going on with other projects.