A year after their last comparatively intimate UK dates, Little Rock rockers Evanescence are returning with four big arena dates this November
It's been nine years since Evanescence made the breakthrough of all breakthroughs with their very first single. Bring Me to Life, a noughties rock anthem with a towering lead vocal from Amy Lee that bordered on baroque opera in its theatricality, had 'one hit wonder' written all over it when it shot to No 1 in the UK, but the southern five-piece had other ideas. And it had already outlasted the film it provided the soundtrack for, Ben Affleck's ill-judged superhero outing 'Daredevil'.
The album it was taken from, 2003's Fallen, did just as well, shipping the thick end of 20 million copies worldwide. The follow-up, The Open Door, released three years later sold another five million copies or so and cemented Evanescence as a stadium-filling rock act of global stature.
The latest chapter in Evanescence's remarkable story was completed with last year's self-titled third album, another No 1 hit in the US (top five here). Big, loud and full of life, Evanescence are that rare commodity - a band made for playing stadiums and large arenas. And you can see them doing just that later this year.
The short run kicks off at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on 5th November, followed by shows at the Manchester Arena and the Birmingham NIA, before the final date at Wembley Arena on 9th November 2012. We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 20th July priced £30 for Wembley and £28.50 for other dates. Support comes from The Used and LostAlone.