Finnish heavy metal singer Tarja making Phoenix stop in June

Finnish singer-songwriter Tarja Turunen speaks during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia,...
Finnish singer-songwriter Tarja Turunen speaks during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Tarja is in the South American country to take part in the weekend rock and metal music festival, "Scream Bolivia." (AP Photo/Juan Karita)(Juan Karita | AP)
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 12:44 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2023 at 12:59 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Finnish heavy metal artist Tarja is stopping in Phoenix on her 2023 Living the Dream Tour.

She’ll be stopping in 12 cities across the U.S., starting Wednesday, June 14, in Philadelphia and wrapping up in Berkeley, California, on Friday, June 30, at the UC Theatre. In Phoenix, she’ll be found at the Van Buren on Monday, June 26. The tour is in celebration of her recent album “Best of: Living the Dream,” released in December.

The album talks about her 15-year solo career spanning six albums. Recently, she won 6 Impala Awards, honoring her 250,000 sales in Europe. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m.

Check out the full list of tour dates:

  • Jun 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts
  • Jun 16 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
  • Jun 17 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
  • Jun 18 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
  • Jun 20 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
  • Jun 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
  • Jun 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
  • Jun 24 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
  • Jun 26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
  • Jun 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
  • Jun 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas
  • Jun 30 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater

Tarja was nominated for an Emma Award in Finland in 2006 and 2007, as well as an Echo Award in Germany in 2007. She’s the first-ever Finnish solo artist to achieve a Gold Record in Germany. She co-founded the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. Want to learn more about her? Click here.