EVANESCENCE LIVE IN MALAYSIA
|We’re definitely a rock band, but the twist is that the band’s music is epic, dramatic, dark rock.||
—Amy Lee about Evanescence’s genre
Evanescence Live In Malaysia will be held at KL Live, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL on Thursday, 23rd February at 8.30 pm. is brought to you by JS Concert Productions. Their album, Fallen, with the hits “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal” ; has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and garnered them two Grammy Awards. Their latest self-titled third studio album Evanescence, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2011.
Evanescence was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording private albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards.
Evanescence’s major label debut single “Bring Me to Life“, featuring guest vocals from Paul McCoy of 12 Stones, was a global hit for the band and reached number 5 on the American Billboard Hot 100 It provided Evanescence with their first UK number-one single, where it stayed for four weeks from June–July 2003. The song also became the official theme for WWE No Way Out 2003.
The equally popular “My Immortal” peaked at number 7 in the U.S. and UK charts, and both songs were featured in the soundtrack for the action movie Daredevil. “Bring Me to Life” was recognized at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004, where the band won the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best New Artist awards and were nominated for two others.
A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than six million copies.
The line-up of the group has changed several times: David Hodges leaving in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. The last two changes led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. Billboard ranked Evanescence #71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.
Announced in June 2009, the newest line-up of the band eventually returned with Evanescence, their self-titled third studio album, and it was released on October 11, 2011. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 127,000 copies in sales.The album also debuted at #1 on four other different Billboard charts; the Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, and the Hard Rock Albums charts. The first single, “What You Want“, was released on August 9, 2011. The second single, “My Heart Is Broken“, is getting airplay all over the world right now.
On October 12, it was announced that the album will top the Billboard 200 on October 16, 2011 selling more than 110,000 copies in the United States. On October 19, 2011, the album topped the Billboard 200 selling more than 127,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan and it became Evanescence’s second album to debut at number one on the same chart. It also managed to top the Digital Albums, Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and the Hard Rock Albums chart in the same country
The World Concert tour for Evanescence will also continue with concerts in the United States, Asia and Europe. Singer Ann Lee further revealed that the band will play songs from all three albumsand stated,
“We’re definitely focusing mainly on the new material. We’re really excited about that music the most — obviously it’s the newest — but of course we’ll be playing some from both of our other albums too. I guess I’d say in general, our show’s on the heavy-energy side, so we’ll be running around singing a lot of fast songs.”
To watch Evanescence Live In Malaysia one can purchase concert tickets at the following outlet; Rock Corner KLCC, Subang Parade, The Gardens, Midvalley Megamall, The Curve; Victoria Music Centre and The Guitar Store outlets and is priced @ RM 298 (Rock Zone); RM198 (JS Zone) RM 98 (Free Standing) For enquiries call Ticketpro Hotline : +603-78807999 or get your tickets online @ www.ticketpro.com.my
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 21st December, early birds will get 20% discount vaild until January 31st.
Evanescence Live In Malaysia at KL Live, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL ; Thursday, 23rd February ; brought to you by JS Concert Productions