Marko Hietala doesn’t rule out the possibility of forming new band with Tarja Turunen

Author Arto Mäenpää - 9.3.2024

During a recent interview with El Planeta Del Rock, Marko “Marco” Hietala, currently touring South America as part of the “Living The Dream – The Hits Tour 2024” alongside his former Nightwish bandmate Tarja Turunen, was questioned about the potential of the two musicians embarking on a new musical venture together. Hietala responded:

“I won’t dismiss that possibility. We haven’t discussed putting together a band or anything of that sort. However, it appears that our connection now is different from what it used to be. In the past, there was significant division among the camps even when I joined Nightwish. It was challenging to discern the truth amidst a managerial turf war, where conflicting information was relayed from different sides, leading to a lot of confusion. But in the end, as we realized a few years ago when we reunited for Christmas shows in Finland, after all the noise and chaos subsided, we discovered that we had lost a friend. That realization was the primary motive behind us coming together again.”

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