The official poster used in October 2011
|Tour by Evanescence|
|Start date||August 17, 2011|
|End date||November 9, 2012|
|Shows||64 in North America
36 in Europe
13 in Asia
11 in South America
6 in Oceania
1 in Africa
|Evanescence concert chronology|
The Evanescence Tour was the third worldwide concert tour by American rock band Evanescence. Staged in support of their eponymous third studio album and comprising a set list of songs from that and their two previous albums, Fallen (2003) and The Open Door (2006), the tour began in August, 2011. It has received mostly positive reviews by music critics who generally praised Lee's vocals and the performance of the other members of the band.
During an interview with MTV News in July, Lee revealed the tour in support of their third studio album will start in August, 2011 with a concert in Nashville, Tennessee. She announced, "It's not all [confirmed], but it's going to happen." In an interview in August, she spoke about the tour saying, "We haven't started rehearsing [for the tour] yet, actually. ... It's just been a crazy run-around. We did a big photo shoot in L.A. for a couple days and I've been running around doing a lot of press." She added, "I wish I had more time to prepare... We're excited to get back out there. All we can do is just run as fast as we can. Everything's just crammed really tight, from the video to the promo to the rehearsal... I'm ready to get to rehearsal, because I'm starting to feel like, 'OK, we've got dates booked, we haven't practiced yet.' Starting to get a little nervous, but in a good way. ... [We'll] be back in front of the fans, and feeling that energy again. That's going to be good for my brain." She also revealed the nature of the tour, stating, "It's just going to be straight-up rock. Big energy, this album is just a fast-paced rock ride... We've got three albums now to pull from so, of course, we want to play the new ones but, of course, we're going to play the old ones too. It's going to be a lot." Lee further revealed that the band will play songs from all three albums and stated, "We're definitely focusing mainly on the new material. We're really excited about that music the most — obviously it's the newest — but of course we'll be playing some from both of our other albums too. I guess I'd say in general, our show's on the heavy-energy side, so we'll be running around singing a lot of fast songs."
Their performances were supported by The Pretty Reckless, Fair to Midland and Rival Sons. Lead singer Taylor Momsen of the band The Pretty Reckless stated she was a "big fan of Evanescence, so it's really exciting to be opening for them". On January 10, 2012, Lee asked her fans through Twitter to choose songs that would be performed during the set list of the Evanescence Tour.
Evanescence began their tour in promotion of the album with a concert at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 17, 2011. This was followed by performances at Rock on the Range in Winnipeg on August 20, Rock in Rio on October 2, and José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, Puerto Rico on October 6. The band kicked off the tour in the United States on October 10 in Oakland, California, and finish in New York City. They also had concerts in the United Kingdom which kicked off at London's Hammersmith Apollo on November 4, 2011 and ran until November 13, when the band closed the tour at the O2 Academy Birmingham. The tour for Evanescence continued with concerts in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Sophie A. Schillaci of The Hollywood Reporter praised the performances of the band and Lee's live vocals saying that, "Lee delivered with high energy and an undeniably fierce vocal style". However, she noted, "But at times throughout the band's set, the at attention audience seemed only partly engaged. With several cell phones and even some actual lighters in the air, about half of the crowd obliged to the singer’s requests for sing-a-longs. To their credit, that half gave it their all." Jon Pareles of The New York Times gave a positive review while reviewing one of the band's concerts during the tour. Pareles felt that when Lee was singing on the piano, she was similar to Tori Amos. He also praised the fact that the band uses "bottom-scraping bass, blasting guitars and double-bass-drum fibrillation to put hard-rock brawn behind what are actually tidy pop-song structures. The music makes sure to delineate verse, chorus and (briefly pretty) bridge, and to repeat them in the name of catchiness." He finished his review by saying,
"The band’s most distinctive element is Ms. Lee’s voice: high, strong and perpetually sustained, holding out every note of her long melody lines. It’s the opposite of guttural hard rock, and the epitome of breath control. Onstage, pumping her fist and flipping her long dark hair, she veered in and out of tune, but her lung power never wavered. It was a virtuosic concert, exulting in sorrow, determination and thunderous impact. It was also a wearying one, as each song quickly hit its peak and just kept clobbering away. The production style for radio-ready rock and pop is now an unwavering, maxed-out, louder-than-loud onslaught. Evanescence carried that onto the stage, where there can be far more leeway with dynamics."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Kevin C. Johnson, reviewed a show by the band saying, "[it was a] quick run-through of material old and new. Not much of its sound has changed — good news for Evanescence's fans and bad news for its detractors." Joel Francis of The Kansas City Star said, "A convincing performance... by the band left little doubt that it was still not only a force to be reckoned with, but very much here to stay. As the four-piece band relentlessly hammered heavy riffs, singer Amy Lee glided across the stage and sashayed over the cacophony, her voice simultaneously tempering and reinforcing the ferocity below."
- Tour dates are sourced from the band's official website.
|August 17, 2011||Nashville||United States||War Memorial Auditorium|
|August 20, 2011 [A]||Winnipeg||Canada||MTS Centre|
|October 2, 2011 [B]||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||Cidade do Rock|
|October 6, 2011||San Juan||Puerto Rico||Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot|
|October 10, 2011||Oakland||United States||Fox Oakland Theatre|
|October 11, 2011||Los Angeles||Hollywood Palladium|
|October 14, 2011||Phoenix||Comerica Theatre|
|October 15, 2011||Tucson||AVA Amphitheater|
|October 18, 2011||San Antonio||Sunken Gardens|
|October 19, 2011||Dallas||Palladium Ballroom|
|October 21, 2011||Milwaukee||Eagles Ballroom|
|October 22, 2011||Chicago||Congress Theater|
|October 24, 2011||Detroit||Royal Oak Music Theatre|
|October 25, 2011||Toronto||Canada||Sound Academy|
|October 27, 2011||Montreal||Métropolis|
|October 28, 2011||Worcester||United States||The Palladium|
|October 30, 2011||Atlantic City||House of Blues|
|November 1, 2011||New York City||Terminal 5|
|November 4, 2011||London||England||HMV Hammersmith Apollo|
|November 5, 2011|
|November 7, 2011||Manchester||O2 Apollo Manchester|
|November 8, 2011||Glasgow||Scotland||O2 Academy Glasgow|
|November 10, 2011||Plymouth||England||Plymouth Pavilions|
|November 12, 2011||Leeds||O2 Academy Leeds|
|November 13, 2011||Birmingham||O2 Adademy Birmingham|
|November 16, 2011||Paris||France||Olympia|
|November 17, 2011||Offenbach||Germany||Stadthalle|
|November 18, 2011||Düsseldorf||Mitsubishi Electric Halle|
|November 20, 2011||Berlin||Columbiahalle|
|November 21, 2011||Munich||Zenith|
|December 17, 2011||Port of Spain||Trinidad & Tobago||Hasely Crawford Stadium|
|January 13, 2012||Clemson||United States||Littlejohn Coliseum|
|January 14, 2012||Atlanta||Tabernacle|
|January 16, 2012||Tampa||Morsani Hall|
|January 17, 2012||Hollywood||Hard Rock Live|
|January 18, 2012||Lake Buena Vista||House of Blues|
|January 20, 2012||Biloxi||IP Casino Resort & Spa|
|January 21, 2012||North Little Rock||Verizon Arena|
|January 26, 2012||Monterrey||Mexico||Arena Monterrey|
|January 28, 2012||Guadalajara||Telmex Auditorium|
|January 30, 2012||Mexico City||Palacio de los Deportes|
|February 8, 2012||Yokohama||Japan||Pacifico Yokohama|
|February 9, 2012||Tokyo||Zepp Tokyo|
|February 10, 2012||Nagoya||Zepp Nagoya|
|February 13, 2012||Osaka||Zepp Osaka|
|February 15, 2012||Taipei||Taiwan||TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall|
|February 17, 2012||Seoul||South Korea||Melon-AX Hall|
|February 19, 2012||Quezon City||Philippines||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|February 21, 2012||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||AsiaWorld-Arena|
|February 23, 2012||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||KL Live|
|February 25, 2012||Jakarta||Indonesia||Jakarta International Expo|
|February 27, 2012||Kallang||Singapore||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|March 23, 2012||Canberra||Australia||Royal Canberra Theatre|
|March 24, 2012||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|March 26, 2012||Brisbane||Brisbane Convention Centre|
|March 28, 2012||Newcastle||Newcastle Entertainment Centre|
|March 29, 2012||Sydney||Sydney Entertainment Centre|
|March 31, 2012||Auckland||New Zealand||Vector Arena|
|April 17, 2012||Austin||United States||Stubb's Bar-B-Que|
|April 21, 2012 [C]||Houston||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|April 22, 2012 [D]||Dallas||FC Dallas Stadium|
|April 24, 2012||Kansas City||Midland Theatre|
|April 25, 2012||St. Louis||The Pageant|
|April 28, 2012 [E]||Tampa||Tampa Bay Times Forum|
|April 29, 2012 [F]||Jacksonville||Metropolitan Park|
|May 1, 2012||Bossier City||CenturyLink Center|
|May 4, 2012 [G]||Memphis||Tom Lee Park|
|May 5, 2012 [H]||Rockingham||Rockingham Speedway|
|May 20, 2012 [I]||Rabat||Morocco||OLM Souissi|
|May 25, 2012||Lisbon||Portugal||Parque da Bela Vista|
|May 26, 2012 [J]||Getafe||Spain||Getafe Open Air|
|June 1, 2012[K]||Nürburgring||Germany||The Nürburgring Race Track|
|June 3, 2012||Nuremberg||Frankenstadion|
|June 5, 2012||Tilburg||Netherlands||Dommelsch Hall|
|June 7, 2012||Antwerp||Belgium||Lotto Arena|
|June 10, 2012 [L]||Nickelsdorf||Austria||Pannonia Fields II|
|June 11, 2012||Zürich||Switzerland||Maag Halle|
|June 12, 2012||Hamburg||Germany||Stadtpark Freilichtbühne|
|June 14, 2012||Dortmund||Westfalenhalle 3A|
|June 15, 2012 [M]||Berlin||Zitadelle Spandau|
|June 17, 2012||Prague||Czech Republic||Incheba Arena|
|June 18, 2012||Budapest||Hungary||PeCsa Music Hall|
|June 20, 2012||Athens||Greece||Helliniko Olympic Complex|
|June 22, 2012||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||Dubai World Trade Centre|
|June 23, 2012||Beirut||Lebanon||BIEL|
|June 26, 2012||Saint Petersburg||Russia||GlavClub|
|June 27, 2012||Moscow||Izvestia Hall|
|June 29, 2012||Dnipropetrovsk||Ukraine||Novoselytsia Park|
|July 1, 2012 [N]||Bucharest||Romania||Romexpo|
|July 4, 2012 [O]||Istanbul||Turkey||Parkorman|
|July 6, 2012 [P]||Rho||Italy||Fiera Milano|
|July 29, 2012 [Q]||Dallas||United States||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|July 31, 2012 [R]||Springfield||Prairie Capital Convention Center|
|August 1, 2012 [R]||Columbus||Lifestyle Communities Pavilion|
|August 3, 2012 [R]||Atlantic City||House of Blues|
|August 4, 2012 [R]|
|August 6, 2012 [R]||Boston||Bank of America Pavilion|
|August 7, 2012 [R]||Baltimore||Pier Six Concert Pavilion|
|August 8, 2012 [R]||Charlotte||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 10, 2012 [R]||Atlanta||Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|August 11, 2012 [R]||Gulfport||Jones Park|
|August 13, 2012 [R]||Belton||Bell County Expo Center|
|August 14, 2012 [R]||Laredo||Laredo Energy Arena|
|August 15, 2012 [R]||Midland||Horseshoe Arena|
|August 17, 2012 [R]||Lubbock||Lone Star Events Center|
|August 18, 2012 [R]||El Paso||Don Haskins Center|
|August 20, 2012 [R]||Sioux City||Tyson Events Center|
|August 21, 2012 [R]||Milwaukee||Eagles Ballroom|
|August 23, 2012 [R]||Grand Rapids||Rock the Rapids Village|
|August 24, 2012 [R]||Clarkston||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|August 28, 2012 [R]||Pittsburgh||Stage AE|
|August 29, 2012 [R]||Holmdel||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|August 30, 2012 [R]||Uncasville||Mohegan Sun|
|September 1, 2012||Lenox||Tanglewood|
|September 2, 2012 [R]||Buffalo||Buffalo Outer Harbor|
|October 4, 2012||Porto Alegre||Brazil||Pepsi on Stage|
|October 6, 2012 [S]||Rio de Janeiro||HSBC Arena|
|October 7, 2012||São Paulo||Espaço das Americas|
|October 11, 2012||Recife||Chevrolet Hall|
|October 13, 2012 [T]||Fortaleza||Marina Park Hotel|
|October 19, 2012 [U]||Asunción||Paraguay||Jockey Club del Paraguay|
|October 21, 2012 [V]||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Costanera Sur|
|October 23, 2012||Santiago||Chile||Movistar Arena|
|October 25, 2012||Lima||Peru||Estadio Universidad San Marcos|
|October 27, 2012 [W]||Bogotá||Colombia||Parque Jaime Duque|
|October 30, 2012||Heredia||Costa Rica||Palacio de los Deportes|
|November 1, 2012||Panama City||Panama||Figali Convention Center|
|November 5, 2012||Nottingham||England||Capital FM Arena Nottingham|
|November 6, 2012||Manchester||Manchester Arena|
|November 8, 2012||Birmingham||National Indoor Arena|
|November 9, 2012||London||Wembley Arena|
- Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
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