EVANESCENCE will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its classic debut album, “Fallen”, on an Australian tour this summer
The five-date trek, which will launch in late August, will mark the band’s first Australian tour since their sublime run with local symphony orchestras in 2018.
Starting life when EVANESCENCE vocalist Amy Lee and co-founder Ben Moody began writing and recording songs in the mid-1990s, 2003’s “Fallen” would go on to score five nominations at the 2004 Grammy Awards, winning “Best Hard Rock Performance” and “Best New Artist”, with the album’s symphonic and delicate ballad “My Immortal” also scoring an additional nomination at the Grammy Awards the following year.
Hitting the top 10 charts in multiple countries upon its release, including Australia and a No. 1 in the U.K., “Fallen” sold 10 million copies in the U.S. alone, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide and officially reaching diamond certification in late 2022.
“Fallen”‘s lush and gloomy beauty memorably blended symphonic elements with goth, rock, metal and hooks aplenty, while also garnering significant attention for lead singles “Bring Me To Life”, “Going Under”, “My Immortal” and “Everybody’s Fool”.
And while the album has gone on to be included in the likes of Rolling Stone‘s “The 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time” and praise lauded for Lee’s macabre tinge that set the band apart from their nu metal contemporaries at the time, “Fallen” also ultimately set the scene for a long-term legacy from the Arkansas-hailing group, who are now in command of five studio albums including 2021’s powerful and intimate outing “The Bitter Truth” which debuted at No. 3 on the ARIA chart, which marked the band’s highest debut in 15 years.
Following multiple worldwide tours, “The Open Door” followed “Fallen”‘s footsteps, going on to sell more than five million copies, before the self-titled “Evanescence” in 2011 debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA album chart and Billboard chart.
EVANESCENCE went down both very new and familiar paths for their fourth and most ambitious release to date, “Synthesis”, in 2017 alongside a worldwide “Synthesis Live” tour combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra, before unveiling “The Bitter Truth” in 2021, hitting the top 10 of multiple international album charts and marking itself on multiple “Best Of 2021” release lists worldwide.
General tickets go on sale on Thursday, June 1 at 9 a.m. local time.
EVANESCENCE 2023 Australian tour dates:
Aug. 24 – Riverstage, Brisbane
Aug. 26 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Aug. 28 – AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Aug. 30 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sep. 02 – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth