Worlds Collide (tour)

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Worlds Collide
Tour by Evanescence and Within Temptation
Worlds Collide Tour 2021 poster.png
Promotional artwork for the rescheduled dates of the tour.
Associated albumThe Bitter Truth
Resist
Start dateMarch 16, 2022
End dateApril 15, 2022
No. of shows19 in total
Evanescence tour chronology
Synthesis Live
(2017–2018)
Worlds Collide
(2022)
Within Temptation tour chronology
The Resist Tour
(2018–2019)
Worlds Collide
(2022)

Worlds Collide (also referred to as Worlds Collide Tour) is an upcoming concert tour co-headlined by American rock band Evanescence and Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation.[1][2][3][4] The tour was originally scheduled to begin in Spring 2020, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the concert restrictions and safety measures that had to be subsequently undertaken, the tour was postponed a first time on March 13, 2020,[5] a second time on June 22, 2020,[6] and a third time on April 13, 2021.[7] The tour is scheduled to begin on March 16, 2022, in Madrid, Spain, and will be ending on April 15, 2022, in Zurich, Switzerland.

Background and development[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.[8][9] Following a festival in Switzerland during the summer festival season of 2019 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.[10][11] 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.[12] On September 17, 2019, it was announced that they would embark on a tour together in 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][8] 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" the first time they met.[8][9] 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.[8]

COVID-19 reschedules[edit]

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.[13] As the pandemic persisted and the occurrence of concerts was still prohibited, the tour was postponed again for September and October 2021,[6] and then for March and April 2022.[7] On the third rescheduling announcement, Evanescence commented on a press release that "we hate to make you wait longer but we are absolutely determined to make this tour we’ve all been looking forward to happening" and asked their fans to "stay safe, stay sane" during the persisting pandemic. Within Temptation also lamented the postponement necessity, but stated that "although we can't make the current situation better than it is, we hope to put a big smile on your faces again soon", also asking the fans to stay safe.[14]

During the outbreak, members of both bands took part at the Together at Home movement, where artists made online live performances from their houses to encourage people to stay home and prevent more infection cases by respecting social distancing.[15][16]

Commercial performance[edit]

A few days after the beginning of the sales an extra concert in Amsterdam was added, as the first one had already sold out.[17] On October 29, 2019, five more dates were announced due to high demand and fast selling tickets. Among those dates, three more concerts in the United Kingdom were scheduled as the London one had sold out, one more in Belgium, and Luxembourg also entered the route.[18][19][20] By May 2020, after the first reschedule, a total of 150,000 tickets had already been sold.[21] The concert in Munich was rescheduled to take place at a larger venue for the 2022 dates, also due to high tickets demand.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Evanescence[edit]

Within Temptation[edit]

Setlists[edit]

Evanescence
Within Temptation

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Support Act(s)
March 16, 2022 Leipzig Germany Quarterback Immobilien Arena Smash Into Pieces
March 17, 2022 Berlin Velodrom
March 18, 2022 Gliwice Poland Gliwice Arena
March 20, 2022 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
March 21, 2022
March 23, 2022 Düsseldorf Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
March 24, 2022 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
March 26, 2022 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
March 28, 2022 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
March 30, 2022 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
April 1, 2022 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena Veridia
April 4, 2022 Leeds England First Direct Arena
April 5, 2022 London The O2 Arena
April 7, 2022 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
April 8, 2022 Birmingham England Utilita Arena Birmingham
April 11, 2022 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
April 12, 2022
April 13, 2022 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
April 15, 2022 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion

Postponed shows[edit]

List of postponed concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for postponement
Date City Country Venue Reason Ref
Europe – Original dates
April 4, 2020 Brussels Belgium Palais 12 COVID-19 pandemic [5]
April 5, 2020 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
April 7, 2020 London England The O2 Arena
April 9, 2020 Berlin Germany Velodrom
April 11, 2020 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
April 12, 2020 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
April 14, 2020 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
April 15, 2020 Munich Germany Kulturhalle Zenith
April 17, 2020 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
April 18, 2020 Leipzig Arena Leipzig
April 20, 2020 Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
April 21, 2020 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
April 22, 2020
April 24, 2020 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
April 26, 2020 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
April 28, 2020 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
April 30, 2020 Leeds England First Direct Arena
May 1, 2020 Birmingham Utilita Arena Birmingham
May 3, 2020 Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre
Europe – First postponed dates
September 2, 2020 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro COVID-19 pandemic [6]
September 3, 2020 Leeds England First Direct Arena
September 5, 2020 Birmingham Utilita Arena Birmingham
September 6, 2020 London The O2 Arena
September 8, 2020 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
September 9, 2020
September 11, 2020 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
September 12, 2020
September 14, 2020 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
September 17, 2020 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena
September 18, 2020 Leipzig Quarterback Immobilien Arena
September 20, 2020 Gliwice Poland Gliwice Arena
September 21, 2020 Berlin Germany Velodrom
September 22, 2020 Munich Zenith
September 24, 2020 Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
September 25, 2020 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
September 27, 2020 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
September 29, 2020 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
October 1, 2020 [A] Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre
Europe – Second postponed dates
September 8, 2021 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion COVID-19 pandemic [7]
September 9, 2021 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
September 11, 2021 Berlin Germany Velodrom
September 12, 2021 Gliwice Poland Gliwice Arena
September 14, 2021 Leipzig Germany Quarterback Immobilien Arena
September 15, 2021 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
September 17, 2021 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
September 18, 2021
September 20, 2021 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
September 21, 2021 Düsseldorf Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
September 22, 2021 Munich Zenith
September 24, 2021 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
September 26, 2021 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
September 27, 2021 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
September 28, 2021
September 30, 2021 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
October 1, 2021 Leeds England First Direct Arena
October 3, 2021 Birmingham Utilita Arena Birmingham
October 4, 2021 London The O2 Arena
October 9, 2021 Lisbon Portugal Altice Arena
  • A^ Show would have featured Evanescence only.

References[edit]

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