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Tarja Turunen speaks about Nightwish: „They would have to dig real deep if they want me back!”

photo by Miluță Flueraș / ARTmania Official

One of the headliners of ARTmania Festival in Sibiu (Transylvania, Romania), Tarja Turunen managed to have a short press conference before her show, where she spoke very natural and stress-free about almost aspect of her life,  including Nightwish and a(n) (imp)possible reunion with the band.

A tabu subject for a long time, Tarja spoke openly about her feelings regarding Nightwish and their long-awaited 20 year anniversary tour. For the first time since the break-up, the Finish soprano did not refer to an eventual come-back as an “imposible” situation. “I think you should ask them this question, about me, they were the ones who fired me in the first place”, said Turunen, who was caught by surprise by a question coming from a reporter, who asked her how would she react if Tuomas Holopainen would call her and ask to sing one single song, “Beauty and the Beast” for example.

“I don’t think that would ever happen. They would have to dig real deep if they want me back. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything what I did with Nightwish, we had such special moments. Nightwish is part of my life, I can’t say anything bad about them, but it’s a closed chapter for me. I have my own life, my own projects and that is that”, said Turunen, who is currently on tour, promoting her new album, „Shadow Self”.

And speaking about her next album, which is due to be released this year, the Finish singer said everyone will have quite a shock: „My voice is very crystal clear, so if a miss only one note, it would be a disaster. I never tried to sing differently except for now. You’ll have quite a surprise on the next album”.

Tarja Turunen was the closing concert at ARTmania Festival, in Sibiu, where, almost 10.000 people could see great bands and artists like Lacuna Coil, Devin Townsend Project or the Romanian nu-metal favourites, Coma.

Below, you can see a short video form Tarja’s soundcheck which attracted a couple of hundred people in front of the Main Stage.

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Posted by sutea.ro on 29 Iulie 2017

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