They sang together again after 12 years!
October 21, 2005 is likely to be memorable for all metal fans. Nightwish gave the final concert of the Once tour at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, later released as a DVD titled End Of An Era.
It was the last party they had with Tarja Turunen at that time, and in the end, an open letter – in no way too elegant – exposed the Finnish beauty fired from the team. As a reason, the changed behavior of the sopran singer.
Tarja released her first solo album, My Winter Storm, two years later, and her career has been up since then – no less than her ex-ensemble, who first sailed with Anette Olzon on the metal stage, and after leaving the swedish frontlady in 2012 with Floor Jansen also gives full-house concerts.
The Raskasta Joulua (“Metal Christmas”) tour affected Finland and Sweden, with musicians such as Juha-Pekka “JP” Leppäluoto who working with Dark Sarah, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica, Elize Ryd , Floor Jansen, but Tarja and Marco also made a reverence at the event.
On 14th of December, Tarja and Marco sang together the Ave Maria, which was also posted on Youtube – the two singers were together on stage the last in 2005, and at the end of the song they huddled together – the frosty relationship is now a thing of the past.