Worlds Collide (tour)
|Tour by Within Temptation and Evanescence|
Promotional artwork of the tour.
|Start date||September 2, 2020|
|End date||October 1, 2020|
|No. of shows||19 in total|
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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". A few days after the beginning of the sales an extra concert in Amsterdam was added, as the first one had already sold out. 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.
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. The tour was then rescheduled to start on September 2, 2020, passing through the same cities. 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.
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.
- Sharon den Adel – vocals
- Ruud Jolie – lead guitar
- Stefan Helleblad – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Martijn Spierenburg – keyboards
- Jeroen van Veen – bass guitar
- Mike Coolen - drums
- Amy Lee – lead vocals, keyboards, piano
- Troy McLawhorn – lead guitar
- Jen Majura – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Tim McCord – bass guitar
- Will Hunt – drums, percussion
|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.
|4 April 2020||Brussels||Belgium||Palais 12||COVID-19 pandemic|||
|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|
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