Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon performed two solo tracks — “Like A Show Inside My Head” and “Watching Me From Afar” — at the opening gala for Sweden’s Helsingborg Arena this past Friday, November 30. Also appearing at the event were SOILWORK/THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA members Björn Strid and David Andersson (guitar).
Fan-filmed video footage of Olzon‘s performance can be seen below. Photos of the ceremony are available at this location.
Prior to the event, Anette stated: “When I was asked to perform in the opening gala, I got so happy and proud but also really sad when it clashed with mine and NIGHTWISH South American tour. Now when me and NIGHTWISH have gone separate ways, the window again opened and I am so happy to stand in the arena in front of all dear people from Helsingborg. And for the very first time I will perform my own solo songs that has never been performed before, so it is a very special evening for me in every way.”
Helsingborg Arena started to be built in 2009 and is Helsingborg’s new main arena for indoor sports, concerts, events, meetings and other events. The location and the arenas multi-functionality has opened for it to be a new meeting place for the cities citizens and incoming guests. The arena holds up to 5,500 people.