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Synthesis Live

Synthesis Live
Tour by Evanescence
Evanescence - Synthesis Live poster.png
Associated album Synthesis
Start date October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)
End date September 8, 2018 (2018-09-08)
Legs 4
No. of shows 60 in North America
18 in Europe
4 in Oceania
81 total
Evanescence concert chronology

Synthesis Live is a concert tour by American rock band Evanescence, in support of their fourth studio album, Synthesis (2017).[1] This was the first tour where the band included an orchestra.[2] The tour included 60 concerts in different cities across North America in 2017 and 2018, 4 concerts in Oceania and 18 concerts in Europe in 2018.

Background

The tour was announced by the band on August 14, 2017, in a video posted on their official Facebook account. It was revealed that they would be joined by an orchestra to perform reworked versions of some of their well-known songs included on their fourth studio album, Synthesis (2017). For each city on the tour, a local orchestra is assembled by the show's conductor, Susie Seiter.[3][4] According to the band's lead singer Amy Lee, the goal behind the performances of the tour was to emphasize the vocal performance, emotions and stories behind the lyrics of the band's songs.[5] With the purchase of tickets for the concerts, concertgoers received a free download of the album along with an instant download of the reworked version of "Bring Me to Life" included on Synthesis.[5]

It was announced on March 7, 2018, that violinist Lindsey Stirling would be co-headlining for the second leg of the North American tour. A teaser video featuring Stirling as a obsessed Evanescence fan was released across social media to tease the upcoming summer trek.[6] Both artists alternated on who headlined each night.[7]

Set list

Orchestra opening

  1. "La Strada" (by Nino Rota)
  2. "La Chasse" (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  3. "Pavane" (by Gabriel Fauré)
  4. "Moonlight Sonata" (by Ludwig van Beethoven)
  5. "Lacrimosa" (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  6. "Sally's Song" (by Danny Elfman)

Evanescence with orchestra

  1. "Overture"
  2. "Never Go Back"
  3. "Lacrymosa"
  4. "End of the Dream"
  5. "My Heart Is Broken"
  6. "Lithium"
  7. "Bring Me to Life"
  8. "Unraveling"
  9. "Imaginary"
  10. "Secret Door"
  11. "Across the Universe" (The Beatles cover, played on second North American leg)
  12. "Hi-Lo" (with Lindsey Stirling on second North American leg)
  13. "Lost in Paradise"
  14. "Your Star"
  15. "My Immortal"
  16. "The In-Between"
  17. "Imperfection"

Encore

  1. "Speak to Me"
  2. "Good Enough"
  3. "Swimming Home" / "Weight of the World"

On the first night of the tour, at the Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, October 14, "Speak to Me" was not performed.[8] Starting November 30, "Weight of the World" was performed instead of "Swimming Home". "Palladio / No More Tears / Alive", a mashup of Ozzy Osbourne and Sia, was performed by both Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling starting July 7, 2018.

Live album

On August 8, 2018, Eagle Rock Entertainment announced Synthesis Live on CD with DVD or Blu-ray and digital download to be released on October 12, 2018. The concert film was shot during their fall 2017 tour at Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater in Connecticut and directed by P. R. Brown and mixed by Damian Taylor. The set will contain the entire concert with a live orchestra and include the music video for "Hi-Lo".[9]

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
October 14, 2017 Las Vegas United States Pearl Concert Theater
October 15, 2017 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
October 17, 2017 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
October 20, 2017 Houston Revention Music Center
October 22, 2017 Irving Toyota Music Factory
October 23, 2017 New Orleans Mahalia Jackson Theater
October 25, 2017 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
October 27, 2017 Atlanta Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater
October 28, 2017 Charlotte Ovens Auditorium
October 30, 2017 Pittsburgh Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
October 31, 2017 Oxon Hill The Theater at MGM National Harbor
November 2, 2017 Upper Darby Tower Theater
November 3, 2017 Mashantucket Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater
November 5, 2017 Boston Orpheum Theatre
November 7, 2017 Bethelehem Sands Event Center
November 8, 2017 Baltimore Hippodrome Theatre
November 10, 2017 Brooklyn Kings Theatre
November 30, 2017 Chicago Chicago Theatre
December 2, 2017 Carmel The Palladium
December 3, 2017 St. Louis Peabody Opera House
December 5, 2017 Minneapolis State Theatre
December 6, 2017 Madison Orpheum Theatre
December 8, 2017 Toronto Canada Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
December 9, 2017 Windsor Caesars Windsor
December 11, 2017 Kansas City United States Kansas City Music Hall
December 13, 2017 Denver Paramount Theatre
December 15, 2017 Reno Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort
December 16, 2017 San Francisco Masonic Auditorium
December 19, 2017 Portland Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Oceania
February 10, 2018 Brisbane Australia BCEC Great Hall
February 13, 2018 Sydney Sydney Opera House
February 14, 2018
February 16, 2018 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Europe
March 12, 2018 Moscow Russia Crocus City Hall
March 15, 2018 St. Petersburg Yubileyny Sports Palace
March 17, 2018 Prague Czech Republic Prague Congress Centre
March 19, 2018 Milan Italy Arcimboldi Theatre
March 20, 2018 Zürich Switzerland Samsung Hall
March 22, 2018 Stuttgart Germany Porsche-Arena
March 23, 2018 Leipzig Arena Leipzig
March 25, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands AFAS Live
March 26, 2018 Düsseldorf Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
March 28, 2018 Paris France Le Grand Rex
March 30, 2018 London England Royal Festival Hall
March 31, 2018
April 2, 2018 Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester
April 3, 2018 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
April 5, 2018 Glasgow Scotland SEC Armadillo
April 6, 2018 Sheffield England Sheffield City Hall
April 8, 2018 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
April 9, 2018 London England Eventim Apollo
North America
July 6, 2018 Kansas City United States Starlight Theatre
July 7, 2018 Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 9, 2018 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10, 2018 Highland Park Ravinia Pavilion
July 12, 2018 Noblesville Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 14, 2018 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
July 17, 2018 Camden BB&T Pavilion
July 18, 2018 Mansfield Xfinity Center
July 20, 2018 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion
July 21, 2018 Raleigh Coastal Credit Union Music Park
July 24, 2018 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
July 25, 2018 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
July 27, 2018 Toronto Canada Budweiser Stage
July 28, 2018 Saratoga Springs United States Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 10, 2018 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 11, 2018 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
August 14, 2018 Simpsonville Heritage Park Amphitheater
August 17, 2018 Tampa MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 18, 2018 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
August 20, 2018 Jacksonville Daily's Place
August 22, 2018 New Orleans Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
August 24, 2018 Dallas Dos Equis Pavilion
August 25, 2018 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 28, 2018 Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater
August 29, 2018 Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 31, 2018 Chula Vista Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 1, 2018 Irvine FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 4, 2018 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
September 5, 2018 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 7, 2018 Auburn White River Amphitheatre
September 8, 2018 Ridgefield Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Canceled dates

The concert in Brisbane was originally going to happen on February 11, at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, but the promoter changed the date to February 10, and the venue to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Personnel

Evanescence

References

  1. ^ "Shows Archive". Evanescence.com. Retrieved August 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ Childers, Chad (August 14, 2017). "Evanescence Announce 'Synthesis Live' Tour for Fall 2017". Loudwire. Retrieved August 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ Sculley, Alan (November 2, 2017). "Why Evanescence is playing with an orchestra on its tour". The Morning Call. 
  4. ^ Fusilli, Jim (November 7, 2017). "Alt-Metal Goes Orchestral". The Wall Street Journal. 
  5. ^ a b Kreps, Daniel (August 14, 2017). "Evanescence Announce Orchestral New LP 'Synthesis,' Fall Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling Announce North American Co-Headline Amphitheater Tour". Blabbermouth. March 6, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ Bolling, Cristina (July 21, 2018). "Review: Lindsey Stirling, Evanescence team up for a night of contrasts - and a little self-help". The Charlotte Observer. 
  8. ^ "Evanescence Setlist at Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas". setlist.fm. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  9. ^ Grow, Kory (August 8, 2018). "Evanescence Plot Concert Film 'Synthesis Live' With Full Orchestra". Rolling Stone.