Following the sensational success of “ACT I”, earMUSIC and Tarja are delighted to announce the renewal of their collaboration for an exciting set of new releases spanning over the next few years.
Kicking off with the long awaited new studio rock album, the following months will entail many musical areas of interest of the versatile and talented Finnish artist, including exciting new studio material as well as live audio and video recordings.
Although rock will remain Tarja‘s main musical field in the months to come, earMUSIC and the artist are also planning to release further high quality productions in diverse musical genres.
The spectacular “Beauty and The Beat” tour will be filmed this year, and the success of the album “Harus” will be followed by the first-ever classical studio album by Tarja Turunen.
Tarja‘s fans will be happy to know that the follow-up to 2010′s studio album “What Lies Beneath” will hit the stores between August and September 2013.
The album, mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) is set to be Tarja’s next milestone for symphonic heavy rock thanks to a stellar line-up and a state of the art production.
Details about the first single and its video and the extensive worldwide tour will be revealed soon.
“ACT I” – the first rock release by Tarja on earMUSIC charted Top 10 all over Europe as well as almost all over the world, with a sensational no. 5 in Germany’s General Charts (a unique result for a live album). The video version even remained for over two months at the peak of the Finnish music video charts.
Fans will be able to follow Tarja‘s work and musical journey to her new album release on her website www.tarja2013.com
Album includes brand new song “Never Too Far”, featuring Tarja Turunen
earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of “Tubular Beats” the brand new remix album by Mike Oldfield. The album will be released on February 1st, 2013 and will include the most popular songs by Oldfield who has worked on new arrangements and new sounds for his compositions.
All tracks have been reworked from the original multi-track recordings and remixed together by Mike Oldfield and multi-platinum awarded German producer Torsten “York” Stenzel.
Newly recorded guitar parts by Mike Oldfield have been added to the mix, making Tubular Beats a new album by all means. A brand new song featuring Tarja Turunen closes the album on a high note.
“Never Too Far” is a brand new song featuring singer Tarja Turunen who not surprisingly is offering one of her most emotional performances ever, being Oldfield one of the singer’s heroes.
Tarja explains: “It was such a pleasure to work with Mike Oldfield. The song turned out to be even better than I could have ever expected. Mike has a vast career and experience in pop, instrumental and electronic music. I love his music and his personal guitar sound.
My work in this song was inspired by Mike’s ‘Islands’ featuring another of my youth idol: Bonnie Tyler. A way to thank them for the nice melodies I grew up with was to add a line from their hit. And I believe Mike liked the idea too. That’s how ‘Never Too Far’ was born. Hope that you enjoy the song as much as I do.”
01. Let There Be Light (York Remix)
02. Far Above The Clouds (York Remix)
03. Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
04. Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
05. Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
06. To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix)
07. Northstar (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
08. Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix)
09. Guilty (York & Mike’s Electrofunk Remix)
10. Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
11. Never Too Far (new song, with Tarja Turunen)
Unfortunately Harus Christmas concerts have been cancelled due to unexpected
family reasons. This time Tarja is performing with her quartet in all the
dates. If you have already bought your ticket to Harus concert, your ticket
is valid for quartet concert.
Tarja Turunen: voice
Mervi Myllyoja: violin
Max Lilja: cello
Janne Hovi: piano
12.12.2012 19:00 Savonlinna, Savonlinnan Tuomiokirkko ( Tickets: 29,95/33 €)
13.12.2012 19:00 Haapajärvi, Haapajärven Kirkko ( Tickets: 29,95 / 33 €)
14.12.2012 19:00 Kuhmo, Kuhmo-talo ( Tickets: 37/40 €)
15.12.2012 19:00 Alajärvi, Alajärven Kirkko ( Tickets: 29,95/33 €)
16.12.2012 19:00 Oulu, Madetojan sali ( Tickets: 37/40 €)
17.12.2012 19:00 Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen Kirkko ( Tickets 31,95/35 €)
19.12.2012 19:00 Pori, Keski-Porin Kirkko ( Tickets: 29,95/33 €)
20.12.2012 19:00 Vaasa, Mustasaaren Kirkko ( Tickets: 29,95/33 €)
21.12.2012 19:00 Espoo, Espoon kulttuurikeskus ( Tickets: 38/40 €)
22.12.2012 19:00 Jämsä, Jämsän Kirkko ( Tickets: 29,95/33 €)
|August 29, 2012|
You can find more information about the release date in your country, watch videos and photos, listen to samples and follow her blog at http://www.tarja-act1.com/
Next August 17th will be Tarja’s birthday and to celebrate we want to invite 10 of you to see ACT I in Helsinki!
We will screen the DVD on Friday, August 17th, one week prior to the release, at the movie theatre Andorra between 9pm – 11pm.
Write us your full name to email@example.com We’ll choose 10 of you randomly. Good luck!
Hope you’ll enjoy Tarja’s ACT I
“ACT I” is Tarja’s first solo live audio and video product in her rock outfit. The main content was filmed and recorded on two show nights this March 2012 in Rosario, Argentina, at the Teatro El Círculo. The video products include plenty of extras – video and photo material.
With the elaborate track listing and its extras, “ACT I” provides the full-fledged bill of fare to either Tarja fan. The track listing consists of Tarja’s greatest solo tracks, Nightwish classics as well as some cover versions, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom Of The Opera” and marvellous Gary Moore’s “Over The Hills and Far Away” – or to make it short: a unique blend of music selection. The set up of these HD filmed concerts meant an incredible extra work and effort in the live production – with an impressive result, but also an emotional rollercoaster-ride. Says Turunen: “those two nights in Rosario were a huge emotional drive to me personally.” The artist herself admits, she “was many times ready to burst into tears.”
“ACT I”, as the title already suggests, is the vanguard in a sequence of live products at a yet to be determined point of time. Fans and media can actively follow Tarja at www.tarja-act1.com on the road to release day of “ACT I”.
While releasing “ACT I”, Tarja is already working on her next solo studio album. “ACT I” already features two brand new tracks by the Finnish Soprano: “Into The Sun” is the lead single for the live album, to be released up-front August 24th.
On the artist Tarja:
No other voice and artist influenced and basically created the female fronted symphonic metal genre as much as Tarja Turunen. A pioneer in Goth-and Symphonic Metal, the classically trained Finn rose to fame with the metal outfit Nightwish, whose face and voice she had been for 9 years. With a vocal range of a lyrical soprano, Turunen started her solo career in 2004. Releasing two very successful metal rock solo albums (2007 and 2010), awarded gold and platinum in multiple countries, Tarja Turunen has been constantly touring the world with her live band.
Adored by many fans as their “Goddess”, the Finnish Soprano has the skill to take her fans just by her presence. Probably more than any other female artist in this very genre. When classic meets Rock and Heavy Metal, this inevitably leads to Tarja.
TARJA – ACT 1:
Pic by Ignacio Cángelo
Unfortunately, even though we have been in close communication with the agent Relart America Inc. from Argentina directed by Luis Hasse and his partner Alejandro Casini, as well as with Carlos Mario Àlvarez, representing the Colombian promoter Grupo Empresarial Latino de Entretenimientos SAS – Even Group SAS, they couldn’t fulfill all needed requests to obtain the working visas for Colombia in time.
Juan Carlos Céspedes López, director of Teatro Universidad de Medellín and Tarja, her band and crew apologizes for all the inconvenient that this cancelation might cause to the parts involved and mainly to the fans.