Evanescence and Bush perform back-to-back at the Big Dome
Evanescence brought Manila "back to life" for a one-night only concert last Sunday, February 19, at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Patron seats were moved back, leaving the middle area open to serve as a dance floor/mosh pit for fans of the Grammy-winning gothic rock band.
At around 8:30 p.m., Lovi Poe entered the Smart Araneta Coliseum with rumored boyfriend Ronald Singson. Troy Montero and Aubrey Miles were also spotted at the Big Dome that night.
Serving as the front act was the Bush band led by frontman Gavin Rossdale.
Brand-new clip finds the band trapped within a nightmare of its own invention.
After nearly a month spent touting its various ethereal qualities, on Tuesday (January 24), Evanescence premiered their video for "My Heart Is Broken," a dark, dreamlike thing that pushes Amy Lee's claustrophobic musings to the next level. And somewhere beyond that too.
Back in December, Evanescence filmed the video for ‘My Heart is Broken’ with director Dean Karr and now the day has come for fans to check out the final product with the official video premiere today.
Amy Lee talked about the concept for the video, saying it was inspired by by a film called ‘Paperhouse.’ The British flick is based around a girl with the fantastical powers of bringing things to life by drawing them, power that she pays a high price for in the end.
In the video, we see this concept come to life as Lee plays the role of the girl who holds all the power in her hands yet feels seemingly all alone. The stunning visual effects mix fiber optics and illusions of the eye to create a breathtaking vision of light meets dark.
Lee, already an ethereal beauty, plays the dramatic role perfectly, decked out from head to toe in beautifully crafted gothic gowns, magically fusing the two worlds between her and the rest of the band.
The final product is a fantasy infused tale set perfectly to the soundtrack of the second single from the band’s latest self-titled release.
Watch the New Evanescence Video for ‘My Heart Is Broken’ on VEVO/YouTube
Do What You Want, Amy
More often than not, a five-year absence spells the end for a band. For Evanescence, it spells a new beginning. After a few lineup changes, and after more than 2 years in production, the band returns with a self-titled third album, and a new spin on their classic sound.
The Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Sunday afternoon brought entertainment into the ceremony that honored women who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. One of the highest honors of the globe, the prize winners and the audience around the world were treated to a live performance of several entertainers including Evanescence.
Taking on the microphone, the band performed a moving song as part of the ceremony. Giving a touch of international flavor, Sugarland, Jill Scott, Angelique Kidjo, Ahmed Fathi, Miatta Fahnbulleh, and the World Youth Choir all participated in the ceremony.
"We are here tonight to honor three very, very brave woman who have great sacrifices in their life to try and improve this world. I want to thank you,” said Amy Lee of Evanescence after the bands performance honoring the three winners.
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners included three women. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and women's right activist Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. Sharing the vision of peace on an universal level, the honorees this year put forth generous actions to bring peace to the world.
[Review] London Hammersmith Apollo, November 4/5, 2011 - Evanescence plus The Pretty Reckless (EvanescenceWebsite.com)
London Hammersmith Apollo, November 4/5, 2011 - Evanescence plus The Pretty Reckless
After years of waiting finally European fans had the chance to see the american band live. Just a month after the release of their third self-titled album, Evanescence is back! Despite the fact that I’m a huge fan of the band, I’ll try to be as impartial as possible during my review of the two concerts.
Every emotion is larger than life in the songs of Evanescence, the band that performed at Terminal 5 on Tuesday night with its first studio album since 2006, “Evanescence” (Wind-up), which reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart for a week. The death of a loved one, the breakup of a romance or a crisis of self-doubt all send Amy Lee’s voice aloft, to wail with unbridled drama while her band thrashes and roars. “I’m everything you can’t control/Somewhere beyond the pain there must be a way to believe,” she sang as the set opened with “What You Want,” the new album’s first single.
WORCESTER — If there was any lingering doubt, Evanescence’s Amy Lee proved at Friday night’s sold-out show at the Palladium that she is the best rock ’n’ roll singer (man or woman) under 30 selling records and packing them in at concert venues today.
Under her jet-black hair, pasty white skin, blue-eyeliner and expressive light-green eyes lurk a force to be reckoned with. Simply put, the 29-year-old Lee is a powerhouse when she unleashes her blessed pipes and cursed spite, and, arguably, has no equal.
Whether she was reeling from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or slipping off this mortal coil to reunite with a lover who is 6 feet under, Lee cast an enchanting spell on the audience with her sensual, seductive and high-strung vocals.
Malo je onih koji se neće složiti, neovisno o afinitetima i aspiracijama, kako američka rock petorka Evanescence iz, prikladno strukturirano u priču, Little Rocka ima jedan od najiščekivanijih albuma godine, barem što se tiče 'komercijalne' glazbe i izvođača.
Punih je pet godina prošlo od objave progresivnog albuma "Open Door" i otad je bend prošao kroz različita iskušenja, ponajprije zbog višestrukih promjena u samom sastavu, pa tako od originalnog benda iz 1995., odnosno trenutka objave prvijenca "Fallen" 2003. godine, u njemu jedino prepoznajemo ime karizmatične sopranistice i frontwoman benda - Amy Lee.
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