Evanescence and lead singer Amy Lee will return home to Little Rock as part of their extended winter tour, performing at Alltel Arena on Sunday, March 25.
All seats will be $36.25 and go on sale Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m.. Joining Evanescence on the bill are Chevelle and Finger Eleven, two heavy rock bands who have played here a few times before. The support starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets available at the Alltel Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 501-975-7575 or on line at www.ticketmaster.com. The floor will be general admission (no chairs). All other seating will be reserved.
Here's the press release just issued though Alltel Arena and the tour PR:
EVANESCENCE ANNOUNCES U.S. DATES
New York --- Evanescence has announced the second leg of U.S. dates on their World Tour. Beginning in Fresno, California on March 16th, the rock group, featuring Amy Lee (vocals, piano, keyboards), Terry Balsamo (guitar), John LeCompt (guitar), Rocky Gray (drums), and Tim McCord (bass), will perform 14 dates in arenas. The tour kicks off in Fresno, CA on March 16th and runs across the U.S. with the final show scheduled for April 5th in Glens Falls, NY. Chevelle and Finger Eleven will join Evanescence on this tour. A complete list of shows announced today is listed below. Evanescence is also planning a third U.S. leg which will bring the band to arenas in major markets in the late spring/early summer.
On October 3, the band released the much-anticipated album, The Open Door on Wind-up Records. To date, 1,471,834 copies have been purchased in just fifteen weeks. Evanescence’s second studio album followed its debut Fallen, and the live DVD/CD Anywhere But Home. Combined, those two titles have sold in excess of fifteen million copies worldwide.
The Open Door is the ideal showcase for the band’s inevitable personal and professional growth, with songs of introspection, longing, doubt, self-respect and ultimately, empowerment and anticipation. Several songs include a choir, as well as strings recorded in an old chapel. The album is defined by Amy Lee’s beautiful melodies, profound lyrics, stunning vocals and poignant piano, which fuse with Terry Balsamo’s urgent, yet intricate guitar playing, to form a remarkable, ethereal blend perfectly rooted in the band’s rock and classical sensibilities offering up its signature sound. Lyrically, Amy Lee has delivered a passionate, empowered album.
Evanescence experienced a meteoric rise to the top with its Fallen release. The two Top Ten Singles “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal,” two Grammy Awards in 2003 (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me To Life”), a run of over one hundred weeks on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 chart, gold or platinum certification in over 35 countries and sold-out arenas globally are some of the accomplishments that fueled this arrival as one of the most important bands in Rock.
3/16 FRESNO, CA SELLAND ARENA
3/17 LAS VEGAS, NV PEARL / PALM HOTEL
3/19 LAS CRUCES, NM PAN AMERICAN CTR
3/21 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK FORD CTR
3/22 COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA MID AMERICA CTR
3/23 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA US CELLULAR CTR
3/25 LITTLE ROCK, AR ALLTEL ARENA
3/27 LOUISVILLE, KY LOUISVILLE GARDENS
3/28 NASHVILLE, TN GAYLORD MUSIC CTR
3/30 NORFOLK, VA CONSTANT CONV CTR
3/31 HARTFORD, CT DODGE MUSIC CTR
4/02 READING, PA SOVEREIGN CTR
4/04 PROVIDENCE, RI DUNKIN DOUGHNUTS CTR
4/05 GLEN FALLS, NY GLEN FALLS CIVIC CTR