"However, no album was left unexplored, with their reworking of Mozart’s Lacrymosa being a particular highlight. Going Under, of course, received lots of applause, seeing the audience sing their hearts out like the teenagers most of us were when the track first came out, almost 20 years ago. A medley of songs including Lose Control, Part Of Me and Never Turn Go Back sounded truly amazing. The latter part saw a piano rise out of the stage, with vocalist Amy Lee performing the classical version of the song from their orchestral album Synthesis. BMTL felt like a party with old friends, as the audience went wild. The band have stopped playing the male vocals from the song live, reclaiming the song as their own (their record company forced them to have a rapper at the time, due to the nu-metal fad). All in all, a fantastic set from a band that shows no sign of slowing down."
"From the moment she hits the stage to the moment she leaves, Lee has an incredible stage presence that you can’t take your eyes away from. Her voice is phenomenal as she moves from soft melodies to heavier metal sounds. The setlist is very heavy as it takes it all the way back to “Going Under” while also including many of the more recent songs such as “Made of Stone”. The rest of the band is on fire tonight too as they stand tall as the backbone of the performance. All of this is accompanied by one of the best light shows I have to say I’ve ever seen. From the lit-up risers to the LED backlights to the patterned lights above the piano, every single one works in perfect harmony with the music bringing a whole extra level of drama to the performance."
"Seated at the piano, she reminisces about how she’s ‘almost’ 41 – “three weeks to go yet!” and still being privileged to be able to do this. A grand piano that rises from the front stage block like one of the Thunderbirds, and where she spends a healthy proportion of the set, which at times recalls the Synthesis work where the symphonic side of the material gets a turn in the spotlight. “A little bit of an oldie,” Lee adds as the band dips back into the catalogue from Fallen and Open Door and of course, there’s little that can match the emotional clout of Amy Lee at the piano singing My Immortal. Phone lights are aloft, couples embrace and mums and daughters dressed in their Lee-inspired finery share a moment. Nothing less than Bring Me Back To Life with the confetti cannons letting loose can conclude the set and complete the welcome back for a familiar friend."
"Amy Lee powers through the set covering every inch of the stage with her equally phenomenal band. Of course you can’t keep your eyes of her as she headbangs and stamps around belting out a plethora of Evanescence fan favourites including “Call Me When You’re Sober” and “Going Under”. Absolutely breathtaking to watch, Lee takes her performance to another level when she sits behind a piano for tracks like “Far From Heaven”. Showcasing a voice that simply captivates the audience, she brings the set to a grandstand finale with a spine-tingling performance of “My Immortal” before the band sign off their set with megahit single “Bring Me To Life”. For the most part, Lee and Evanescence let their music do the talking but, after delivering a performance of this magnitude, there can’t have been many people complaining."
"A black grand piano rose up from the floor for Amy to deliver a hauntingly beautiful “Far From Heaven” and “Your Star” to show a different facet to the Evanescence sound. With an impressively atmospheric lightshow and huge multi-level stage this was quite a spectacle, enhancing a well chosen setlist covering their whole back catalogue. Of course, the hits were welcomed like old friends with “Call Me When You’re Sober” eliciting a huge roar. While Evanescence went for the atmospheric stage show, Within Temptation opted for bombast with a more is more attitude. More pyro, more smoke and more stunning visuals than just about any other touring act you’ll see this year. This was one jaw dropping production of the very highest standard."
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