Tarja announces London headline show and confirms new single

Tarja has just announced a headline London date for Wednesday, October 13th – only the third time that the former Nightwish singer has played live in the UK under her own name.

The show will take place at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in West London, with a special guest act due to be confirmed shortly.

More immediately, however, Tarja will be releasing a new track, ‘Falling Awake’, on July 19th as a vinyl 10” only via Spinefarm Records UK.
This highly collectible format will be limited to 1000 copies, all of them pressed onto ‘marbled’ vinyl & numbered by hand, and will be available exclusively from online retailer What Records (www.whatrecords.co.uk).

‘Falling Awake’ is the first track to be released from the forthcoming Tarja outing, ‘What Lies Beneath’ – the second full album beneath the ‘Tarja’ banner, the follow up to 2007’s ‘My Winter Storm’.

This version of the track differs from the one that will appear on ‘What Lies Beneath’ in that it features a special guest appearance from Five Finger Death Punch and former Alice Cooper guitarist Jason Hook. Mixing has been handled, as with much of the new album, by renowned UK producer Colin Richardson, whose track record numbers artists such as Slipknot, Machine Head & Bullet For My Valentine.

The B-side of the 10” is ‘The Good Die Young’ – a specially mixed version of the song from the new Scorpions album, ‘Sting In The Tail’, with Tarja’s vocals now more prominent overall.

‘What Lies Beneath’ is scheduled for release on September 3rd 2010 via Spinefarm Records UK, preceded by single/video ‘Until My Last Breath’ on August 16th.

Further UK shows & festival appearances are being looked into for 2011.


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