EVANESCENCE Plays First Show In Almost Two Years; Video Available
August 18, 2011
EVANESCENCE played its first concert in almost two years last night (Wednesday, August 17) at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The group performed four new songs from its upcoming self-titled third album, including first single "What You Want", which opened the show.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. What You Want (new song) 02. Going Under 03. Weight Of The World 04. The Only One 05. The Change (new song) 06. Lithium 07. Your Star 08. Whisper 09. Oceans (new song) 10. Call Me When You're Sober 11. Imaginary 12. Bring Me To Life 13. All That I'm Living For 14. Good Enough 15. My Immortal 16. The Other Side (new song)
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
Until now, EVANESCENCE has only performed live twice since 2007 and singer Amy Lee told The Pulse Of Radio that both times were a good indicator for how she feels about playing live again. "It's like I forget that I'm that other character," she said. "It's like, 'Wow, I've got to put the boots on and be her again. I'm not really sure if I remember how.' But as soon as I stepped onto the stage, it just took me over and felt right."
A five-year drought ended for EVANESCENCE fans on August 8 when the band performed its "What You Want" live on MTV, with the song also heading to rock radio and iTunes at the same time.
Due on October 11, the new record is the band's first since 2006's "The Open Door".
EVANESCENCE will next play Winnipeg, Canada on August 20, but will kick off a 15-city North American run on October 10 in Oakland, California.
The current lineup of EVANESCENCE features guitarists Terry Balsamo and Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord and drummer Will Hunt in addition to Lee.