Following on from reportedly ‘killer’ performances across Australia, Evanescence graced our shores yesterday evening for the final show in their current world tour.
Ardent fans had gathered at Vector Arena early in the day to ensure they could get as close to centre stage as possible for what promised to be a stellar performance. They were not to be disappointed.
The Evanescence on stage last night was clearly deserving of the international superstar reputation they have earned since 2003. Musically the band was tight, Amy’s distinctive voice was note-perfect and the overall performance on stage was executed with precision.
The setup of the venue - with the stage moved forward and reduced seating - provided superb acoustics throughout the stadium. The space created was small enough to provide an intimate experience without being claustrophobic. As a result, crowd interaction was a key feature of the event, thanks too to a dynamic stage presence by the whole band, providing a well-crafted backing act to Amy’s lead.
Supporting band, Blaqk Audio, was well matched, even if unknown to many of the title band’s fans. Their performance was up to the standard one would expect from Davey Havok and Jade Puget and despite the lack of familiarity, they set the tone for the evening and stirred the crowd into party mood.
Once the main event was underway, fans lapped up renditions of tracks from the band’s self-title new album, with many singing along with enthusiasm. Amy’s delivery of favourites such as Bring Me to Life and My Immortal, was clearly full of genuine emotion and brought the atmosphere to fear-pitch, leaving some fans in tears.
Despite a gruelling schedule of shows, Amy’s distinctive vocal range was intact and backed by stellar performances by drummer Will Hunt and guitarists Terry Balsamo, Tim McCord and Troy McLawhorn, as well as Amy’s own piano playing, this was an event the band’s fans will not forget any time soon.
Pleasing the crowd with a short encore performance, the band rolled out the piano and closed the show - and their world tour - with My Immortal to deserved applause from an ecstatic crowd who got everything they had come for.
All copyright is to their respective owners, no infringement intended.
Online since October 27th 2011
© 2011-2014, Evanescence Croatia