Multiple Grammy wins and two decades on, the iconic debut album Fallen remains one of the most influential albums of the turn of the century.
Iconic American rockers Evanescence are coming to Australia in 2023 to celebrate 20 years of one of their finest albums – their 2003 debut Fallen.
A critical and commercial triumph, the band will be bringing the gothic beauty of the 2003 debut release and a career-spanning set of fan favourites to cities across Australia this August and September with a special five-date tour run. The rockers will kick off the tour in Brisbane on 24 August before heading to Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne before finishing up in Perth on 2 September.
Evanescence Australian Tour 2023
THURSDAY 24 AUGUST – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST – QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
MONDAY 28 AUGUST – AEC THEATRE, ADELAIDE
WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST – ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER – RED HILL AUDITORIUM, PERTH
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Starting life when Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee and co-founder Ben Moody began writing and recording songs in the mid 90s, 2003’s Fallen would go on to score five nominations at the 2004 Grammy Awards, winning Best Hard Rock Performance and Best New Artist, with the album’s symphonic and delicate ballad ‘My Immortal’ also scoring an additional nomination at the Grammy Awards the following year.
Hitting the top 10 charts in multiple countries upon its release, including Australia and a #1 in the UK, Fallen sold 10 million copies in the US alone, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide and officially reaching diamond certification in late 2022.
Fallen’s lush and gloomy beauty memorably blended symphonic elements with goth, rock, metal and hooks aplenty, while also garnering significant attention for lead singles ‘Bring Me to Life’, ‘Going Under’, ‘My Immortal’ and ‘Everybody’s Fool’. Absolute classics.
And while the album has gone on to be included in the likes of Rolling Stone’s ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time’ and praise lauded for Lee’s macabre tinge that set the band apart from their nu metal contemporaries at the time, Fallen also ultimately set the scene for a long-term legacy from the Arkansas-hailing group, who are now in command of five studio albums including 2021’s powerful and intimate outing The Bitter Truth which debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart, which marked the band’s highest debut in 15 years.
Renowned for their enamouring live show as much as they are for their haunting, potent and visceral material, this marks the band’s first Australian tour since their sublime run with local symphony orchestras in 2018.