Evanescence Tour

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Evanescence Tour
Tour by Evanescence
The official poster used in October 2011
Associated album Evanescence
Start date August 17, 2011 (2011-08-17)
End date November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)
Legs 8
No. of shows 64 in North America
36 in Europe
13 in Asia
11 in South America
6 in Oceania
1 in Africa
131 total
Evanescence concert chronology
  • The Open Door Tour
  • Evanescence Tour

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 and ended in November 2012. It received mixed reviews by music critics who generally praised Lee's vocals and the performance of the other members of the band, but criticized the lack of interaction with the audience.


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."[1] 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."[2] 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."[2] 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."[2] Lee further revealed that the band will play songs from all three albums[2] 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."[3]

Their performances were supported by The Pretty Reckless,[4] Fair to Midland[5] and Rival Sons.[6] 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".[4] 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.[7]


American rock band The Pretty Reckless (pictured) were opening acts during 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.[1] This was followed by performances at Rock on the Range in Winnipeg on August 20,[8] Rock in Rio on October 2,[9][10] and José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, Puerto Rico on October 6.[1] The band kicked off the tour in the United States on October 10 in Oakland, California, and finished in New York City.[11] 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.[5] The tour for Evanescence continued with concerts in the United States, Asia and Europe.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Amy Lee performing during Evanescence's Evanescence Tour.

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".[12] 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."[12] 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."[13] 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."[13]

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."[14] 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."[15]

Opening acts[edit]


Amy Lee performing in San José, Costa Rica

Tour dates[edit]

Date[16] City Country Venue
North America
August 17, 2011 Nashville United States War Memorial Auditorium
August 20, 2011 [A] Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
South America
October 2, 2011 [B] Rio de Janeiro Brazil City of Rock
North America
October 6, 2011 San Juan Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum
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 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 25, 2011 Toronto Canada Sound Academy
October 27, 2011 Montreal Métropolis
October 28, 2011 Worcester United States Worcester 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 Academy Birmingham
November 16, 2011 Paris France Olympia
November 17, 2011 Offenbach Germany Stadthalle Offenbach
November 18, 2011 Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
November 20, 2011 Berlin Columbiahalle
November 21, 2011 Munich Zenith
North America
December 17, 2011 Port of Spain Trinidad and 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 Monterrey Arena
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
North America
April 17, 2012 Austin United States Stubb's Bar-B-Que
April 21, 2012 [C] The Woodlands 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 [B] Lisbon Portugal Bela Vista Park
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 Spandau Citadel
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[18][19] 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
North America
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
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
South America
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
North America
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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