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]
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]