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Evanescence & Within Temptation - POSTPONED - Smash Into Pieces

Venue name: The O2
Address: Peninsula Square, Greenwich London SE10 0DX

Categories: Concerts & Tour Dates
Starts at: 2020.04.07, 00:00

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Due to the rapidly evolving nature of current events Evanescence and Within Temptation are forced to postpone their massive co-headline European tour until later this year. The tour which, which was due to kick off in Brussels on April 4th, will now move to later this year. Specific information dates for the rescheduled shows will be available shortly.  All existing tickets & VIP Packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.Evanescence singer Amy Lee said “As many of you have already predicted, it is beyond our control that our upcoming European tour will have to be postponed. The shows WILL go on, and we are already busy locking in the new dates for this fall. We are disappointed to make you wait, but fully agree that your health, safety and lives are more important than a concert. We will be releasing the first new music from our new album very soon, and are going to turn our full focus toward that till the show can go on. Stay tuned for new dates and new music. We love you!”Within Temptation singer Sharon Den Adel said: “We are sorry to announce that our tour will be postponed. Nevertheless in the meantime we will continue our preparation for the most kick ass tour ever and more good news, new WT material will see daylight before the tour starts. We can’t wait to see you when the time comes. In the meantime take care & be safe❣️”

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Name: Evanescence

Having sold nearly 14 million records worldwide, well more than 6 million in the U.S. alone, with their major-label debut Fallen, Evanescence is poised to continue their meteoric rise with their forthcoming CD, The Open Door (Wind-up Records), scheduled for release October 3. The album from the two-time Grammy-winning band is defined by Amy Lee's beautiful melodies, compelling lyrics, poignant piano and stunning vocals, fused with Terry Balsamo's urgent, yet intricate guitar, to form a seamless, ethereal mixture that perfectly channels the band's hard rock and classical sensibilities. The contributions of members John LeCompt (guitar) and Rocky Gray (drums) are also evident. "Making this record has been really intense," explains Lee. "Terry suffered a stroke last October and is still recovering, we got a new manager [Andy Lurie], and I've come out of a difficult breakup. But everything we've been through together has benefited this album." With Fallen, says Lee, the band had much to prove while defining its identity. This time, finding a cohesive writing partner in Terry Balsamo, "we really took our time crafting this album and had the freedom to express a broader range of emotions: not just pain and sadness, but also anger and, yes, even happiness." Written late last year, The Open Door was recorded at The Record Plant in Los Angeles and mixed at Ocean Way Studios in March 2006. Marking the return of long-time friend and producer Dave Fortman, the album's musical elements include a classically-infused choir and strings on several tracks, giving further color to songs of introspection, longing, doubt, self-respect and, ultimately, empowerment. The album opens with "Sweet Sacrifice," a post-relationship catharsis that head-dives from an otherworldly intro into a hard-driving thrash of hard rock guitars and soaring rock vocals. Its first single, the mid-tempo "Call Me When You're Sober," reinforces the moving-away-from-dysfunction theme. Other standout tracks on The Open Door include "Lithium," which embraces feeling over numbness, "All That I'm Living For," Lee's tribute to band life, "Weight of the World," her plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans, and "Good Enough," a string-and-choir-infused closer distinguished as the band's first truly (almost) contented song ("It feels really good ending the album this way," says Lee). Having toured for a year-and-a-half straight with only a month off following the release of Fallen, Evanescence hopes to hit the road this time out with a care not to neglect key markets worldwide. Its U.S. tour begins immediately after the October 3rd release of The Open Door, rewarding hardcore fans with a "sneak peak" of the album during a handful of more intimate theater dates before segueing into much larger arena shows. Originally hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, the band's evolving sound - a nearly mystical marriage between rock, goth and classical - was informed by a curious duality. Lee, who spent nine years studying classical piano, explains, "When I was in high school I listened to a lot of death metal bands. Both genres are intricate, complex types of music that are very dramatic, and I'm naturally drawn to that." curious duality. Lee, who spent nine years studying classical piano, explains, "When I was in high school I listened to a lot of death metal bands. Both genres are intricate, complex types of music that are very dramatic, and I'm naturally drawn to that." Evanescence self-released two EPs and a first full-length album, the much-sought-after Origin, before finding a home at Wind-up Records. Fallen, their major-label debut, was released in April 2003 to critical and commercial success. The internationally appealing Top 10 singles "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal" helped drive airplay and led to two 2003 Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bring Me To Life"). Propelling the band to sales of nearly 14 million albums worldwide, Fallen spent more than 100 weeks on Billboard's Top 200 chart, was certified gold or platinum in over 35 countries, and sold out arenas globally. Anywhere But Home, their 2004 live DVD release, has sold over one million copies to date. The inherent drama in Evanescence's music - a kind of audio odyssey that can turn on a dime from piano-led introspection to hammering guitar - has resonated with listeners everywhere. The band's aggressive core finds a counterpart in Lee's passionate vocals, lyrics that forge a connection with audiences searching for identity or struggling with feelings of desire, hope love and loss. The Open Door is a logical (but certainly not predictable) transformation of epic proportions for the band, which, in many ways has only just begun to make its mark on the music world.

Categories: Music, Music: Alternative, Music: Heavy Metal, Music: Rock, Music: Pop

Name: Within Temptation

In 1996 Within Temptation was founded by Robert Westerholt and Sharon den Adel. 1997 saw the release of their first album 'Enter' on the Dutch label DSFA. Due to the positive media reactions the band was booked for four concerts and was also invited to play Dynamo, one of the largest Dutch festivals. Following their live gigs, interest increased to have the band tour and Within Temptation played some shows in Germany and Austria. In 1998 they played festivals in Belgium, the Czech Republic and Germany. This time around they even played the main stage at Dynamo and and performed in clubs throughout Holland. Good reviews by the media had their fan base increase rather rapidly. The mini CD 'Dance' was recorded containing two remixes and three previously unreleased tracks. In 1999 Within Temptation took a break. The unexpected success had put the education of all band members on hold and they needed to finish what they had started. They also began to furnish their own studio. 2000 was to be a very important year for the band. On one hand they played all the major festivals in their home country such as Waterpop, Bospop and Lowlands and on the other hand they worked on their new album 'Mother Earth', which was released on December 1st. 'Mother Earth' was nominated album of the month in OOR, Aardschok and Music Maker. Aloha's review read 'symphonic and celtic elements fuse with the impressive voice of Sharon den Adel. Within Temptation are ready for a major breakthrough'. The album actually made it to the 68th position of the Top 100 sales charts and remained there for three months. Due to the success of 'Mother Earth' 2001 was to be another highlight. The band played a major club tour in The Netherlands and also performed at the legendary Pinkpop Festival as well as at Dynamo. The singles 'Our Farewell' and 'Ice Queen' were released. It was 'Ice Queen' that finally lead to Within Temptation's success. The single made it all the way to no. 2 in the Top 100 charts and the accompanying video clip was on heavy rotation on all the music TV stations. 'Mother Earth' made no. 3 of the Top 100 album charts and reached platinum status. The band's popularity didn't go unnoticed in other countries and in 2002 they performed at festivals not only in Belgium but also in Germany and toured through France as well as Mexico, where they headlined one of the country's largest festivals. In Belgium 'Mother Earth' reached gold status and in The Netherlands they received the Dutch Music Award called the 'Silver Harp'. At the beginning of 2003 Within Temptation extensively toured Europe supporting Paradise Lost. 'Mother Earth' was released in the other European countries and the Benelux Countries released the single 'Running Up That Hill' which is the cover version of a Kate Bush classic. Releasing the single 'Ice Queen' in Germany helped pave the way in this country as well. The single remained in the Top 100 charts for nearly 30 weeks and 'Mother Earth' made no. 7 in the album charts, turning platinum after 40 weeks. In Norway 'Mother Earth' made the Top 20 of the album charts. Due to all their success Within Temptation received the Conamus Music Export Award in The Netherlands. The DVD 'Mother Earth Tour' received the Edison Award being nominated 'best DVD'. On May 4th Within Temptation was flown by helicopter to perform at four festivals in The Netherlands. Most of 2004 saw the band working on new material for their upcoming album 'The Silent Force', which was released in November all throughout Europe. The album was recorded in Sweden, Russia, Belgium, and Holland and was produced by Daniel Gibson. Due to the success of 'Stand My Ground', the first single release from 'The Silent Force', the album was a major success in all of Europe. It made no.1 in the Netherlands, Finland and Spain, no. 5 in the German charts, made the Top 10 in Belgium, Top 20 in Austria and Switzerland, and Top 30 in Greece, France, Sweden, and Norway. It currently has a Gold status in Spain, Finland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. In November of 2005, the band received a Platinum award in The Netherlands. Currently, the band has sold more than 500,000 copies of their album 'The Silent Force'. At the beginning of 2005 the band, as a result, once again received the Conamus Music Export Price as well as the Edison Award having been nominated 'best national band'. The second single 'Memories' was a chart success as well. In February and March Within Temptation toured Europe and even played a show in the Middle East at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival, rocketing the album into the Top 10 of Dubai. The band received a TMF Award as 'best rock band'. The third single 'Angels' was released in June, while the band was playing Europe´s major festivals, such as Pinkpop, Werchter, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Sweden Rock, Ruisrock, Aerodrome, and Gurtenfest. The band also supported Iron Maiden at their stadium shows in Paris und Zurich. In August, they received a World Music Award, as best selling Dutch artist in the world. 'The Silent Force' was released in Japan, Australia and the UK in the fall of 2005, with the band playing 2 successful shows in England. The third single 'Angels' was released in June, while the band was playing Europe´s major festivals, such as Pinkpop, Werchter, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Sweden Rock, Ruisrock, Aerodrome, and Gurtenfest. The band also supported Iron Maiden at their stadium shows in Paris und Zurich. In August, they received a World Music Award, as best selling Dutch artist in the world. 'The Silent Force' was released in Japan, Australia and the UK in the fall of 2005, with the band playing 2 successful shows in England. In November of 2005, Within Temptation released a DVD entitled 'The Silent Force Tour', with footage of their show at the specially designed 'Java Island' in Amsterdam. It also features footage of their Rock Werchter (Belgium) and Live 05 (Finland) shows, as well as extensive backstage footage. In the beginning of 2006, the band announces that they have crossed the magical border of 1,000,000 sold copies of their albums and DVD's worldwide. This is one of the reason that the band gets awarded with the prestigious 'Pop Prize', an important Dutch award for a group that has contributed the most to Dutch pop music. A few weeks after that, the band received their third Export Prize in a row, as best selling Dutch artist worldwide. In February, the band announces a partnership with 'The Chronicles Of Spellborn', a new fantasy-game. They will write songs for the game as well as various other activities. The band is currently working on new material, for a new album that will be released in the fall of 2006. Within Temptation are: Robert Westerholt (guit.) Sharon den Adel (voc.) Jeroen Van Veen (bass) Stephen van Haestregt (dr.) Martijn Spierenburg (keyb.) Ruud Jolie (guit.)

Categories: Music, Music: New Age, Music: Heavy Metal, Music: Rock

Name: Smash Into Pieces

Categories: Music, Music: Rock

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