3 oct. 2012, 17h39m
The Imaginaerum Tour 2012
Random thoughts as I reflect back on the previous night's action...
This was my first time seeing Kamelot live, after having been introduced to them a couple of years ago. I had become accustomed to Roy Khan's voice on the songs that I have heard, but the new singer, Tommy Karevik, had a great handle on all of the tracks they played. Really enjoyed their set and has encouraged me to listen them more frequently, and also anticipating their latest album's release.
Nightwish, as expected, were without Anette Olzen after parting ways a couple days before the show. To this effect, their set had a lot of songs that were more centered around Marco's vocals. The inclusion of some of the softer songs (Crow, Owl & Dove, Islander) was a nice touch. Love the instrumental Last of the Wilds. I thought Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever) brilliantly stepped in to the female lead and absolutely killed it on both Nemo (an acoustic rendition, no less) and Song of Myself. A couple goofs, but that was to be expected, this being only her second show filling in the role and it will continue to improve on the rest of the tour as she learns the material more. Whether or not she ends up being the permanent replacement remains to be seen and while my guess is that she won't be, I certainly won't mind if she stays.
Opener: KamelotRule the WorldGhost OperaThe Great PandemoniumThe Human StainSilverthornSeason's EndForeverMarch of Mephisto
Main Act: Nightwish
Roll Tide (intro)StorytimeWish I Had an AngelDark Chest of WondersAmaranthScaretaleDead to the WorldI Want My Tears BackThe Crow, the Owl and the DoveThe IslanderNemo
(acoustic)Last of the WildsPlanet HellGhost RiverSong of Myself
(part 4 omitted)Last Ride of the Day