NIGHTWISH Song Chosen As Official Theme Of 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships

According to, NIGHTWISH‘s song “The Last Ride Of The Day” has been chosen as the official “anthem” for the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships, set to take place May 4-20 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

“When I heard that we might be involved with the event, I called all the bandmembers right away, and we were all pretty excited,” says NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen.

According to Helsingin Sanomat, plenty of tickets are still available for the Helsinki matches of the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships.

The Finnish Ice Hockey Association will receive the lion’s share of the box office receipts from the Helsinki matches. The aim is to sell a total of 350,000 tickets to the Hartwall Arena’s 34 games.