Worlds Collide (tour)

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Worlds Collide
Tour by Within Temptation and Evanescence
Worlds Collide Tour.png
Promotional artwork of the tour.
Associated albumResist
Start dateSeptember 2, 2020
End dateOctober 1, 2020
Legs1
No. of shows19 in total
Within Temptation tour chronology
The Resist Tour
(2018–2019)
Worlds Collide
(2020)
Evanescence tour chronology
Synthesis Live
(2017–2018)
Worlds Collide
(2020)

Worlds Collide (also referred to as Worlds Collide Tour) is an upcoming concert tour co-headlined by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation and American rock band Evanescence.[1][2][3][4] The tour was originally scheduled to begin in Spring 2020, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour was postponed on March 13, 2020.[5] The tour is rescheduled to begin on September 2, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, and will tour eleven countries in Europe, ending on October 1, 2020 in Madrid, Spain.

Background[edit]

The first time members of both bands met was at an Evanescence concert in 2018, which led Amy Lee to dig deeper into Within Temptation songs.[6][7] Following a festival in Switzerland that both Evanescence and Within Temptation co-headlined on the same day, the two bands agreed that planning a tour together would be a great idea.[8][9] A few weeks later, both bands posted teaser clips on their respective social medias regarding an undisclosed project, creating some buzz for a possible tour or musical collaboration.[10] On September 17, 2019, it was announced that they would embark on a tour together on April 2020, passing through seven countries in Europe. According to both Lee and Sharon den Adel, a collaboration between them was something the public of both bands had been asking for a long time.[2][6] The two bands developing a good personal relationship was another element that led to the conception of the tour, as Lee pointed that her and Den Adel "instantly connected".[6][7] A few days after the beginning of the sales an extra concert in Amsterdam was added, as the first one had already sold out.[11] On October 29, five more dates were announced due to high demand and fast selling tickets. Three United Kingdom extra dates were added as the London one had sold out, so as one in Belgium, and Luxembourg also entered the route.[12][13][14]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Within Temptation and Evanescence decided to postpone the tour with rescheduled dates to be announced for fall 2020.[5] The tour was then rescheduled to start on September 2, 2020, passing through the same cities.[15] During the outbreak, members of both bands took part at the Together at Home movement, where artists make online live performances from their houses in order to encourage people to stay home and prevent more infection cases.[16][17]

Regarding the title of the tour, Lee stated that both bands chose it together. According to the singer, although they live in very distant countries and have some differences in their music, they also share a lot of similarities, so the name reflects well the embracing of both.[6]

Personnel[edit]

Within Temptation[edit]

Evanescence[edit]

Setlists[edit]

Evanescence
Within Temptation

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
2 September 2020 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
3 September 2020 Leeds England First Direct Arena
5 September 2020 Birmingham Utilita Arena Birmingham
6 September 2020 London The O2 Arena
8 September 2020 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
9 September 2020
11 September 2020 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
12 September 2020
14 September 2020 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
17 September 2020 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena
18 September 2020 Leipzig Quarterback Immobilien Arena
20 September 2020 Gliwice Poland Gliwice Arena
21 September 2020 Berlin Germany Velodrom
22 September 2020 Munich Zenith
24 September 2020 Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
25 September 2020 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
27 September 2020 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
29 September 2020 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
1 October 2020 [A] Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre
  • A^ Show will feature Evanescence only.

Postponed shows[edit]

List of postponed concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for postponement
Date City Country Venue Reason Ref
Europe
4 April 2020 Brussels Belgium Palais 12 COVID-19 pandemic [5]
5 April 2020 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
7 April 2020 London England The O2 Arena
9 April 2020 Berlin Germany Velodrom
11 April 2020 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
12 April 2020 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
14 April 2020 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
15 April 2020 Munich Germany Kulturhalle Zenith
17 April 2020 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
18 April 2020 Leipzig Arena Leipzig
20 April 2020 Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
21 April 2020 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
22 April 2020
24 April 2020 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
26 April 2020 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
28 April 2020 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
30 April 2020 Leeds England First Direct Arena
1 May 2020 Birmingham Utilita Arena Birmingham
3 May 2020 Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EVANESCENCE And WITHIN TEMPTATION To Join Forces For 'Worlds Collide' 2020 European Tour". Blabbermouth.net.
  2. ^ a b "Evanescence and Within Temptation announce co-headline European tour". Louder.
  3. ^ "Evanescence And Within Temptation Announce 2020 UK And European Tour". Kerrang.
  4. ^ "Within Temptation en Evanescence samen op tournee". Ad.nl (in Dutch).
  5. ^ a b c "Evanescence And Within Temptation Postpone UK/European Tour". Kerrang!. March 13, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d ""We Instantly Connected In A Beautiful Way": An Epic Conversation With Amy Lee And Sharon Den Adel". Kerrang.
  7. ^ a b "Exclusive: Amy Lee and Sharon Den Adel reveal the first time they met". Metal Hammer.
  8. ^ "Official Facebook announcement". Facebook.
  9. ^ "WITHIN TEMPTATION Announce European Co-Headline Tour With EVANESCENCE". Bravewords.
  10. ^ "Evanescence & Within Temptation Tease New Collaboration". Hidden Jams.
  11. ^ "Extra show Within Temptation en Evanescence na 'razendsnelle uitverkoop'". NU.nl (in Dutch).
  12. ^ "WITHIN TEMPTATION And EVANESCENCE Add Dates To 'Worlds Collide' European Tour". Blabbermouth.net.
  13. ^ "Evanescence and Within Temptation add extra dates to the Worlds Collide tour". Metal Hammer.
  14. ^ "Due to demand extra arena shows in Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham have been added". List.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Evanescence and Within Temptation announce rescheduled Worlds Collide tour". Louder. April 3, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "WITHIN TEMPTATION Performs Live Show On INSTAGRAM As Part Of #TogetherAtHome Series (Video)". Blabbermouth.net. March 25, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  17. ^ "Vance Joy to perform on livestream for Together At Home campaign". NME. March 22, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2020.