In Sweden the group currently stands at number 4, in Austria, the Netherlands and Greece at 5 and in Norway at number 7 of the official album charts.
In the UK, the album entered at number 25, a fact many newspapers and on line media in Finland have found worth dedicating separate articles to.
In their home country Finland, Dark Passion Play sold double platinum in record time and went straight to the top of the album chart. Nightwish’s latest single "Amaranth" also tops the Finnish singles list.
The album has done less well in Belgium, Poland and Ireland, where it entered the charts at 36, 50 and 62 respectively.
The band from Kitee, southeast Finland, kicked off their first world tour with vocalist Annette with a sold-out concert in Tel Aviv last Saturday (6.10.2007). Next Monday the group will start the North-American leg of the tour in Springfield, USA.
Nightwish – official website