The Imaginaerum World Tour is the fifth world tour by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, it will take place in 2012 in support of their seventh studio album, Imaginaerum.

The tour will start in Los Angeles, USA, on January 21, 2012, and then the band will play an arena tour in Europe between March and May. The group is also expected play in North and Latin America this year and in Asia, Oceania and possibly Africa next year, in a 100 concert tour. To date, there are 31 concerts confirmed in 17 countries.

A "secret" concert was held at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA on January 19, 2012, where Nightwish performed under the name "Rubber Band of Wolves".[1]


This setlist was used at the Key Club and Gibson Amphitheatre concerts.

# Song Notes
Intro Finlandia Jean Sibelius cover
1 Storytime
2 Wish I Had An Angel
3 Amaranth With long outro.
4 Scaretale
5 The Siren With Tutankhamen samples.
6 Slow, Love, Slow
7 I Want My Tears Back With Troy Donockley.
8 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove With Troy Donockley.
9 The Islander With Troy Donockley.
10 Nemo Acoustic version, with Troy Donockley.
11 Last of the Wilds With Troy Donockley.
12 Planet Hell With Stargazers and Gethsemane samples. First performance since 2005.
13 Song of Myself Excludes the final part.
14 Last Ride of the Day
15 The Poet and the Pendulum Encore.
16 Over the Hills and Far Away Encore. Gary Moore cover, with Troy Donockley. First performance since 2005.


A "secret" concert was held under the name "Rubber Band of Wolves" at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on January 19, 2012.

Date City Country Venue
North America
January 21, 2012 Los Angeles United States Gibson Amphitheatre
January 23, 2012 Caribbean 70000 Tons of Metal
March 2, 2012 Joensuu Finland Areena
March 3, 2012 Sotkamo Vuokattihalli
March 4, 2012 Oulu Teatria 25
March 9, 2012 Jyväskylä Paviljonki Areena
March 10, 2012 Helsinki Helsinki Ice Hall
March 11, 2012 Tampere Tampereen jäähalli
March 14, 2012 Saint Petersburg Russia Lensoveta Hall
March 15, 2012 Moscow Crocus City Hall
March 17, 2012 Kiev Ukraine MVC Arena
April 10, 2012 Goteborg Sweden Lisebergshallen
April 11, 2012 Copenhagen Denmark KB Hallen
April 13, 2012 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
April 14, 2012 Düsseldorf Germany ISS Dome
April 16, 2012 Brussels Belgium Forest National
April 17, 2012 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 18, 2012 Nantes Le Zénith
April 20, 2012 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
April 21, 2012 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
April 23, 2012 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
April 24, 2012 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
April 25, 2012 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
April 27, 2012 Vienna Austria Gasometer
April 29, 2012 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
April 30, 2012 Prague Czech Republic Tesla Arena
May 1, 2012 Leipzig Germany Leipzig Arena
May 3, 2012 Hamburg Color Line Arena
May 5, 2012 Nürnberg Nürnberg Arena
May 6, 2012 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
May 8, 2012 Ljubljana Slovenia Tivoli Hall

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