I was excited for this evening since the tour was announced several months back. I have been an Evanescence fan since about 2003, and Lindsey Stirling for almost 5 years, and there was no way I was going to miss this combo line up, and you shouldn’t either! This is a co-headlining tour, so Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling will swap times each night. Plan accordingly, but I do highly suggest planning to stay for the full duration of the show, you won’t regret it!
I had the amazing chance last holiday season to actually meet Amy Lee, band, and crew, and getting to see the show again gave me great respect for the production that goes into this performance. Evanescence plays with a live orchestra, that changes from city to city and they are given only a few weeks to learn all of the material; props to these musicians and their conductor. The orchestra begins to play as Amy takes a seat at her custom grand piano in a beautiful ball gown that shimmers under the lights. The first few notes of the powerful song “Overture” rung out from the piano and opening into the full orchestra and rock instrument combination that will be the night. The set is a great list of favourites such as “My Immortal”, “Lithium”, “Bring Me To Life”, and a few surprises that I won’t spoil. I promise Evanescence’s set will send hauntingly beautiful shivers down your spine.
Next up was the energetic Lindsey Stirling, opening up with a video of clips of people doubting her, and the struggles she endured to get to where she is. Opening with “The Arena”, a song from her latest album, Lindsey danced around the stage with her violin and jumped from objects that I would easily hurt myself if I jumped from. Lindsey’s set isn’t just the music, but her stage presence, energy, and sets that play into the story of the song make her set feel like a modern-day action silent film. “Shatter Me” was my favourite track of the set to see live, but honestly, I couldn’t turn away from the stage during her set, that seemed to fly by in minutes.
The combination of Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling was a no-brainer, and is a must-see line up for all ages, no matter your musical taste.
Evanescence display no “Imperfection” in this music video.