Back home

The tour with Beauty and the Beat is over for now, but we have plans to continue the tour in places that we haven’t been able to visit yet in 2015.

The concert in Mexico City was very nice. We played in a beautiful, old theatre and the Mexicans seemingly enjoyed the program. I received lots of gifts once again, majority of them for my little daughter, obviously! 🙂


Again I had some trouble in bringing all the presents back home after this long tour, but managed somehow. It was nice to spend few days in Mexico City after a really stressful promotional tour for “Colours in the Dark” in Europe, even though the sun didn’t appear too many times 🙁

After Mexico we flew to Lima, Peru where I had been only once before with my band. This time we got to spend a week in Lima and got to do some sightseeing and shopping 😉 I was really considering going to visit Machu Picchu, but I felt that the last months of travel with the baby has been enough and wanted just to stay quiet in our comfortable hotel with her. Hopefully I’ll get to visit the place one day.

It was very humid and foggy weather in Lima for several days until the concert morning when I woke up and finally saw the sun!


The concert was held in an open amphitheatre so the weather was perfect for the day. Anyway it was cold, so I had to find warm clothes in the last minute for the performance. And since we were in Peru, I found a beautiful poncho!


Many people came to see us from far away, even from different neighbourhood countries, so it was a pleasure to perform in Lima this time a totally different kind of concert than the last time.

I want to thank Mike, Pete and Tommi for a beautiful tour! We had a great time.

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There is no better place than home, right? We were all very happy to return and specially Naomi to see her homeland 🙂


With love, Tarja


  1. 07/09/2013

    Hello Tarja,

    Thanks for the update 🙂

    It’s been really great to see the videos and pictures from the Beauty And The Beat shows in Mexico and Peru.

    Maybe the UK will get a Beauty And The Beat show one day…

    There is certainly no better place than home!

    Love and Best Wishes to you and your family 🙂

    Frances x

  2. 07/09/2013

    Hi , Tarja !

    Thank you for the update 🙂

    It was a great pleasure to see the videos of your concerts even from youtube , but I hope that one day I’ll be able to see you here, in my home country – Georgia 🙂

    Kiss you and little Namu …

    Keep rocking \m/

  3. 07/09/2013

    It’s incredible to see myself in the pic of a crowded Teatro Metropolitan in Mexico City! That day was one of the most wonderful days of my life, I swear it! Thanks for all the happiness and the feelings you gave me that night, and ecery day of my life.
    So great you’re at home, I send u a lot of kisses and a lot for Naomi too. I’m waiting for Colours in the Dark and for Colours in the Road, too! Remember to visit Mexico my dear, we love you so much 😉

  4. Debora

    Hola tarja estoy muy feliz de tu retorno a buenos aires 😀 y también por la magnifica gira de B&B desde aquí lo seguimos por Youtube y paginas amigas donde subian fotos de cada show!!! Ojala en el 2015 seamos privilegiados en tenerlos con B&B por nuestras pampas 😀 Bueno eternamente feliz por tu felicidad y por ver el video Victim of ritual” <3 ahora a esperar el CD jajjaja saludos y todo mi amor para vos y los tuyos….
    . De!


  5. 07/09/2013

    Hi Tarja! 🙂

    It’s so good to be back home right? 😉 Anyway, we hope you’ll come in France for your next tour with B&B in 2015, but also for “Colours in the Road” too! 🙂

    Enjoy your holiday! 😉

    Lot’s of love from France!

    Sandra xoxo

  6. Estelle

    Hi Tarja!

    Thanks for the update, I also hope to see you back very soon in France with Colours In The Road and also with Beauty & The Beat in 2015 !! You’re right, there’s no better place than home so enjoy and take care of your family 🙂

    Lots of love from France!

  7. tanja

    dear tarja, marcello and little naomi!
    thank you very very much for the pictures and updating. wish you all the best at home, fun and silence for rest! also i must say and thanks again for touring first in germany again. it is realy a big amazing greatful honor for us!!!
    greeting from germany

  8. 07/10/2013

    Que bueno saberte bien, y verte feliz.
    Un saludo enorme Tarja, y suerte que se viene lo más heavy…preparar un cumpleaños!!! A no mentira jaja.
    Lo mejor para este próximo lanzamiento, y ojalá se dé en el 2015 el B&B en Baires.
    Ese rollito en la nuca MEGA CUTE !!!! (L)

    Lo mejor como siempre! Esperamos verte pronto.

  9. Adrian Santiago

    Tarja I wanna say thank you, this video is truly beautiful. I really feel like the dancer guy when your colours touch his heart to make him able to do what he want to do in life, I wanna be a photographer and I can see the meaning of the “winter storm” in this video, you are one of my greatest inspirations. Another thing that I love is that you don’t stay in the “metal” scene and you keep doing new things. I even love more Outlanders and Victim of Ritual than the nightwish songs. Keep it unreal, goddes. ♥

  10. Emmi


  11. 07/10/2013

    Hola! have a great time back home, it is always good to have a rest after traveling so much:) I just saw your new vid for victim of ritual, the song is amazing and the video has touched me very much, because I have found it really full of deep meanings… thank you for bringing us your beautiful music! I wait for you in Italy and I really hope to see one day also one of your beauty and the beat shows, that would be also amazing:) I can’t wait to hear your songs live:) …thanks to your music I felt better so many times when things were hard…so really thank you for everything!!! kisses to you and your family!! Roby

  12. Tom

    Hi Tarja,

    Cheers for your update. We all love hearing from you 🙂

    I love Beauty & The Beat and you and Mike ( and everyone else performing ) were fabulous when I came to see you in Prague. I strongly urge you to come to London during Beauty & The Beat in 2015. There are lots of theatres in London. Or perhaps you could have an open air concert in Trafalgar Square or Hyde Park. Lots of artists do open air concerts in Trafalgar Square. An open air show in Trafalgar Square would be really classy! 🙂

    On the subject of Beauty & The Beat, in the distant future I think it might be a great idea to do Beauty & The Beat shows that are made up of songs from your rock outfit. Obviously not all songs from your rock outfit would suit Beauty & The Beat. But with the songs you presently do sing in BATB ( The Reign, Sing For Me, Underneath, Rivers Of Lust, Into The Sun, I Walk Alone ) you are just about a quarter ( maybe half ) of the way there in terms of numbers of songs for a show of that type. You presently have about 6 or 7. A healthy number would be about 15 – 18 🙂

    I wish you a nice rest before your Colours In The Road tour 🙂

    Greetings from England and I wish you all the best for you and your family! 🙂


  13. David Panez

    Gracia Tarja por estar en Perú, estuve en primera fila, porq no me lo podia perder esta vez, disfrute mucho de tu presentación, y espero ya tu proxima visita y ojala sea un mejor clima en Lima y no tan frio con neblina y todo, pero aun asi disfrute muchisimo como la abilidad y comicidad de Mike Terrana. Y bueno espero se concrete tu viaje a Cuzco y visitar Machu Picchu, de seguro te enamoraras de aquel lugar mágico e inspirador, saludos nuevamente y millones de exitos mi Diosa Tarja Turunen..

  14. Karina Quintana

    Tarja, muchísimas gracias por tu concierto en la ciudad de México, fue maravilloso. También me alegro de leer que sí pudiste viajar con los regalos que te dimos (yo llevé una muñeca para Naomi). No sabes lo lindo que es leer que sí tienen los obsequios con ustedes.
    Felicidades por tu video “Victim of Ritual” porque es maravilloso y muy creativo.
    Permíteme decirte, como alguien lo hizo en un comentario, que tú sí llenas de colores nuestra vida; no sabes qué tan agradecidos te estamos por eso.

    ¡Mucho éxito!
    Abrazos desde Sonora, México.

  15. Juan Pablo

    TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! I’m so proud of you, the new marvellous <3

  16. 07/18/2013

    Very good mom is Tarjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa – :)I am really happy for you. Loads of good luck Tarjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……:)Have a happy day and a good one.