Tarja Turunen has announced she will be performing live from her home tonight, 28 March, as part of the ‘Together at Home’ initiative with Global Citizen. 

The stream can be accessed from Instagram and is live from 8pm GMT, 9pm CET.

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. In partnership with The World Health Organisation (WHO), Global Citizen have launched ‘Together At Home’, a virtual concert series to help us all practice social distancing and promote global health.

Tarja was due to play the UK earlier this month, supporting her ‘In The Raw’ album, and MetalTalk met with her earlier for an in-depth chat.

The album is a combination of sophisticated and refined orchestration, choir and Tarja’s classically trained voice with a raw, dark heavy musical core. Simply put, ‘In The Raw’ is a gold-plated work of wonder which finds Tarja going to raw, personal places in her lyrics. Opening herself up more than ever before, she says she was left feeling naked by her honesty, but also pleased at where she had gone with her words.

Here’s Tarja, in the raw, plus the track-by-track guide to the new album. These interviews were recorded in July 2019.

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