Evanescence fans in Dubai are anxiously awaiting for the gothic-rock band’s concert to begin tonight at 9 pm local time.
Al Arabiya caught up with award-winning lead singer Amy Lee earlier in the day and asked her about how she feels to be performing for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
“It's really special to us when we get to go somewhere we've never been before because it's like that first time experience for us to, um, there's definitely a little bit of extra magic with the fans when, you know, there's that anticipation, some of them waiting, you know, to see us, that I've never had before, you know, and have heard our music in the past decade so, um, it's a little bit of - a lot of it - a thrill for us. Makes it exciting and fun and I definitely wanna reach as many people as possible,” Lee said.
When asked if the band has received enthusiasm from fans in Dubai, the raven-haired singer appeared to be as excited as her fans are.
“Yeah! Oh yeah! I've seen them, definitely blow me up a lot on Twitter and Facebook the past couple of weeks leading up to this - I think they're excited!”
Supported by local band EYE, Evanescence are performing live tonight Friday June 22nd at the World Trade Center’s Sheikh Rashid Hall.
The band, formed in 1995 by Lee along with former guitarist Ben Moody, shot to fame in 2003 with their single “Bring Me to Life”, which saw them nab two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best New Hard Rock Performance, among other accolades. Evanescence have released three albums to date, the latest being self-titled which was released October last year.
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