South Side Ballroom, Oct. 28th – Evanescence launched its first show of the fall 2016 tour in Dallas Texas. This tour includes 16 dates running through late November. Loyal fans showed up Friday night from all over, including Brazil. Some fans had been waiting in line since 4 AM to secure the best standing room only spots near the stage.ev-cvr

Evanescence has no elaborate stage setup or show schtick. But why should they when singer Amy Lee is larger than life to these passionate fans?  Friday’s show opener was “Everybody’s Fool” a 2004 release from their Fallen album, bringing an enthusiastic response from the crowd.  The set list included a total of 20 songs with one colossal surprise – a new, never-heard-before song titled “Take Cover”.

South Side Ballroom, Evanescence 2016, Calvin Mims, www.dfwimages.comAmy Lee dominates the stage and engages the crowd with tremendous energy and outstanding vocals. Drummer Will Hunt is absolutely amazing to watch. If you are not hypnotized watching Amy Lee, your eyes are drawn to his flying hair, arms and gold piercing light. Evanescence’s sound is deep bass and that’s certainly provided by bassist Tim McCord, along with lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn and Jen Majura on rhythm guitar.

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Friday’s show had a feeling of new beginnings, especially with new music and a soon to be released vinyl box set.

Is there an Evanescence resurgence coming?

Maybe so.  Of course, rock goddess Amy Lee has been quite busy raising her son the last three years but she never gave up her music.  There’s just too much that time can’t erase!

Check out more photos from the Dallas tour opener below:

For more about Amy Lee and Evanescence check out our recent interview HERE. 

For more on Evanescence and tour dates HERE

Dallas Setlist

EVERYBODY’S FOOL,  WHAT YOU WANT,  GOING UNDER,  THE OTHER SIDE,  LITHIUM,  EVEN IN DEATH,  MY HEART IS BROKEN,  MADE OF STONE,  WEIGHT OF THE WORLD,  THE CHANGE,  TAKE COVER,  BREATHE NO MORE,  MY IMMORTAL,  YOUR STAR,  WHISPER,  DISAPPEAR,  SOBER,  IMAGINARY,  BRING ME TO LIFE,  DIRTY DIANA