- É oficial: Anette Olzon já não é a vocalista dos Nightwish!
Na semana passada em Denver, Anette foi hospitalizada e não pode atuar ao vivo. Para essa noite, os Nightwish em vez de cancelarem o concerto, pediram às vocalistas de apoio dos Kamelot - Elize Ryd e Alissa White-Gluz - para cantarem.
Anette não gostou desta decisão da banda e resolveu publicar um blog a criticar a decisão da banda:
"I was never asked if it was OK they used Elize and Alissa in the show [Friday] night. I don't think it's a good decision they made and I'm sorry for those of you who came to see the whole band but got something else. But I was very ill and this decision wasn't mine.'
This is just music. Like life, sometimes we get ill and shows do get canceled. Rihanna wouldn't ask Britney Spears to sing for her if she was ill.
To think a show is more important than the humans in the band is, for me, so totally not in this world."
48 horas depois, a banda acaba de anunciar a separação com a vocalista sueca, e anunciou já, para a restante digressão a inclusão de Floor Jansen para substituir Anette:
"Another chapter of the NIGHTWISH story has ended today. NIGHTWISH and [singer] Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved.
"In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band were in conflict, and this has led to a division from which we cannot recover.
"NIGHTWISH has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle on October 1. Her name is Floor Jansen (ex-AFTER FOREVER, REVAMP) from the Netherlands, and she has graciously stepped in to help us complete the 'Imaginaerum' world tour.
"We are all strongly committed to this journey, this vehicle of spirit, and we are sure that this will lead to a brighter future for everyone.
"We forever remain excited about the adventures to come, and we are extremely proud of the two beautiful albums and the wonderful shows we shared together."