Who has two thumbs, a clear memory of the rock scene in the early '00s, and never thought Evanescence would go back on tour? Yes, that'd be me. But it looks like I'm wrong about that last part because Evanescence has announced a 2016 tour, and it's soon — like, way soon. Rejoice, fans! This tour looks to be a limited run, with only 16 dates announced thus far, but still, 16 dates is better than nothing. Over the last handful of years, the band's lineup, album output and even touring status have been in a constant state of fluctuation. This might be the right time to brush off your old CDs and snap up tickets before they're all sold out. But how and when can you get tickets to this Evanescence tour?
Tickets are set to go on sale Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. After a little sleuthing, I can confirm that tickets can be purchased through both Bandsintown and Ticketmaster. Sadly, for those of you still holding out for another new album, there's no report on whether that will be happening anytime soon. It looks like, for now, touring is the only thing that band has on their minds. As lead singer Amy Lee put it in an interview with Rolling Stone about the tour: "Just when you thought I was off the hard stuff! It's going to feel amazing to step back onstage with the band this fall. We had such a tight gel solidifying onstage the last few shows, and were enjoying it so much, we were all lamenting that it was so short and have been on the lookout for more opportunities to play live."
If you're an Evanescence fan in the South or on the East Coast, you're in luck. The band will start their tour in Dallas and slowly move east, ending in upstate New York.
October 28 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
October 30 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
November 1 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
November 3 - San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
November 5 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
November 6 - New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
November 9 - Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
November 10 - Saint Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheater
November 12 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
November 13 - Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
November 15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
November 16 - Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall
November 18 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
November 19 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Harrah's Atlantic City
November 22 - Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theatre
November 23 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
If you're still jonesing for new music, don't forget that Lee is also releasing an solo album. Albeit, it will be a children's album, but greatness cannot be confined to one genre alone. Or, you could always pop the Fallen LP into your Walkman and live like it's 2003 until October rolls around. If you're anything like me, you may just be doing both.