Monthly Archives: January 2017

Jan27

Evanescence have announced another show

Evanescence will play a second night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo this June.

They’ll now play the venue on both June 13 & 14. It’s the band’s first time in the UK in five years.

“Coming back to Europe has been a high priority for us and we are very excited for the shows this summer,” said vocalist Amy Lee.

“The band has a special new energy right now and we are pushing ourselves and more than ever onstage, and enjoying ourselves immensely. Can’t wait to share it with you!” [Source]

Jan18

Evanescence announce first UK gig since 2012

Evanescence have announced their first UK gig in over four years.

The ‘My Immortal’ band will play London’s Eventim Apollo on June 14 – three days after Download Festival 2017 draws to a close. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (January 20) at 9am.

Evanescence last played live in the UK in 2012 when they embarked on a four-date arena tour. The year before, they had released their self-titled third album, which remains their most recent record.

Singer Amy Lee told NME back in 2012 that the band’s next batch of music could take them in a different direction.

“I love folk, that’s a big part of my background,” she said at the time. “I’ve written music that’s a lot simpler and more acoustic and I got into a moment where I’m obsessed with dance music, things like Massive Attack and Portishead. I’d like to do something that’s not driven by loud guitars, I love the aggression they bring, but I’d like to try something out.”

The band took a break following their 2012 tour before regrouping in 2015 for a series of live shows in the US. They also toured the US last year with a setlist that included signature hits ‘Bring Me To Life’, ‘My Immortal’ and ‘Going Under’. [Source]