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Just a short while ago, Evanescence announced some upcoming Fall 2016 tour dates on their Official Facebook Page and Website. There was no poster along with the disclosure but we have an updated band photo which you can see below. Check it out and see if the group is coming to a venue near you.
We are excited to announce our upcoming Fall tour dates across the United States! A limited number of VIP packages will be available in each city and our pre-sale starts tomorrow. Stay tuned here for more details. Tickets go on-sale this Friday!
The Tour Dates:
10/28 South Side Ballroom @ Dallas, TX
10/30 Diamond Ballroom @ Oklahoma City, OK
11/1 ACL Live at the Moody Theater @ Austin, TX
11/3 Majestic Theatre @ San Antonio, TX
11/5 Revention Music Center @ Houston, TX
11/6 Saenger Theatre @ New Orleans, LA
11/9 Saenger Theatre @ Mobile, AL
11/10 St Augustine Amphitheater@ Saint Augustine, FL
11/13 The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason @ Miami Beach, FL
11/15 The Fillmore Charlotte @ Charlotte, NC
11/16 Peace Concert Hall @ Greenville, SC
11/18 The Fillmore @ Silver Spring, MD
11/19 Harrah’s Atlantic City Concert Venue@ Atlantic City, NJ
11/22 The Wellmont Theatre @ Montclair, NJ
11/23 The Paramount @ Huntington, NY
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow no NYC huh? Oh well, that’s a bit of a bummer for Big Apple music fans but its a really good excuse to go to check out this Wellmont Theatre that has been hosting shows for awhile now. I’ve not seen Evanescence in a number of years so would really be interested in this one. What do you readers think? Are you fans and will you be hitting the ticket providers when they become available? Let me know in the comments section.
Official Website: http://evanescence.com/
These album overviews were originally written for Metal Edge Magazine when I was a contributor to their “Hear Us Out” CD reviews section back in 2006-2007. With the magazine wrapping up publication a few months ago, I decided to add them to the context of our PiercingMetal presentation. I felt that by doing this I would not only be raising the horns in remembrance of the magazine but would also be able to showcase just how different writing for a major publication was when it all came down to it. Since “Hear Us Out” notations were usually “100” words in length, these posts will feature several reviews each until we run out of them. The freelance writing tenure at Metal Edge Magazine was discussed on THIS LINK so please check that out when done. Here are the reviews, so “Hear Us Out”.
Die Verbannetn Kinder Evas: “Dusk And Void Became Alive” (Napalm Records)
Translated to “The Banished Children Of Eve”, the side project of Summoning’s Richard Lederer brings you into a world of sullen melancholy and heartfelt despair. It’s a deeply rooted in classical epic and showcases the beautiful voice of Christina Kroustali across the release. It’s not upbeat or fast in any sense but instead almost hauntingly romantic at time while leaving the listening with a slight sense of sadness. The Gothic scene would take well to this unique Darkwave group and fans of operatic voices will love this overall intelligent and passionate release. Approach this with an open mind.
Edenbridge: “The Grand Design” (Napalm Records)
Angelic Bombastic Rock was how I first heard Edenbridge described and it’s pretty close to the mark with the lovely Sabine Edelsbacher who’s melodic and soaring vocals quickly bring you into the bands world. Musically masterminded by Lanvall (guitar/keys) they are adept at quality sounding Hard Rock that is rich in sound but not over the top enough to lose you with super technical displays. It’s all about big vocals harmony and rich melodies that you find as soon as it begins. A surprise addition was the Sheena Easton track “For Your Eyes Only”, from the popular James Bond movie of the same name.
Continue reading Revisiting “Metal Edge” Magazine: The CD Reviews – Part 4
Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Revelation Theory
Label: Wind-Up Records
Much to the delighted screams of thousands of fans the one and only Evanescence has returned to New York City for a sold out performance at The Hammerstein Ballroom. No, you are not misreading things as Evanescence was finally back and it was time for everyone to get a little Gothic. Judging by the attending audience this would be entirely possible this evening for everywhere you looked where younger versions of Amy Lee. Evanescence has a mixed audience in terms of age range and tonight it seemed as though a lot of parents were going to see what their kids listened to first hand by choosing not to wait outside but instead would try their hand inside the venue amidst the fans en masse. I think it is great when the folks make an effort to see what kind of music the kids listen to, whether they understand or like it or not. Opening the show was Revelation Theory who I walked in on the last song or three of. They were not doing much for me at that late stage but they did do an impressive rendition of “Hunger Strike” the popular tune by Temple Of The Dog. A short breather for the set changes and Evanescence was on the stage. Amy Lee is an electric personality when she is up there and it showed in her every move on how much she missed being in front of an audience like this. The group was doing the beginnings of the tour which is in support of their new Wind-Up Records release “The Open Door”, and at the time of this show I was still waiting for my copy of the CD to arrive. As much as I hate hearing the music on a new CD in the live sense as my first chance to do so I would have no choice tonight. It would be my first time ever seeing Evanescence in concert so tonight would be fun despite my normal restrictions. Amy and company would begin the set with “Sweet Sacrifice” the new albums opener and a powerful song in concert as well. Taking photos during the first few songs allowed me a quick visual of the set list which seemed to be an equal mix of the new release as well as their blockbuster “Fallen”. Her band would be Terry Balsamo, John LeCompt, Rocky Gray and newest member Tim McCord. Amy herself was all Gothed out and wearing some bizarre sort of pink-feathered tutu and serious combat boots, while all the other members were wearing strictly black clothing and often sticking over toward the backline. I took it different from others around me and felt the band was more like backup than actual members while in truth they truly make up the quality of the new albums sound. Balsamo especially should be given credit, as he was a recent stroke victim who is still making his way to health.
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Title: “The Open Door”
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 10/3/2006
Genre: Gothic Rock
Exploding on to the scene like a dynamo, Evanescence would find themselves a chart-topping artist with their major debut “Fallen”. It was an album that was that was loaded with powerful levels of alternative Hard Rock and would make singer Amy Lee a superstar. Turmoil of the time led to the split of band co-founder Ben Moody, who also was a large contributor in terms of the song-writing success they found. Going forward the question would be could Amy follow up the blockbuster record without his involvement. The answer would be yes she could, and on “The Open Door”, she adventures forward – extending the levels of emotion used in the content more than she ever did on her previous songs. The past couple of turbulent years in the band and singers life would lead to their documentation in song and that alone makes this purer in its essence and overall meaning as an album. The listener will find that the new recording leans a lot heavier on the Gothic side than “Fallen” had done and there are moments on the release that are quite heavy. It begins with “Sweet Sacrifice”, a track where Amy shows that the group has not lost any of their edge in the way they do things and instantly reminds the listener that they rock. Comparing tracks from the last release, this number could stand as the new albums “Bring Me To Life”. “Call Me When Your Sober” is perhaps the most important track to the singer as she sings of moving on from the demons that were the cause of her last relationships end. Her new song-writing partner would be Terry Balsamo, and together a new chapter is forged and is right on target. As a group, they have a lot to stand up against with their hit maker always looking at them, and they succeed in making the new album special with blends of the Classical on tracks such as “Lacrymosa”. As one of the better tracks, it makes use of strings and a dramatic choir that works quite well. The three year absence from a studio album seems to have worked out well for the group on “Lithium”, an important tune that advises choosing to feel as opposed to remaining numb from life’s trials. The digipak release includes great artwork and interior design and photos. It truly adds to the experience of enjoying the album.
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