Evanescence: The Synthesis Live Tour at The Greek Theater, October 15, 2017
Evanescence with a full orchestra performing under the stars at the iconic Greek Theater is pure auditory bliss. The Synthesis Live Tour made its way into the City Of Angels, with Amy Lee and her Evanescence crew unveiling one of their most ambitious and thoroughly captivating sets ever. Performing their upcoming Synthesis album it’s entirety, the entire set consisted of Evanescence classics re-imagined, showing an already compelling band in their finest hour! In addition to the familiar fan favorites, two brand new songs slated to appear on the album were premiered on this tour as well – Hi-Lo and Imperfection – both very well received by the Greek attendees.
Amy Lee was absolutely enchanting, with the impassioned voice of an angel, wearing a stunning dressed designed by Les Habitudes. In addition to the magnificent performance of the radiant Ms. Lee, the Evanescence lineup really took on the challenge of performing alongside an orchestra with wondrously triumphant results – featuring the fine musicianship of guitarists Jen Majura and Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord and drummer Will Hunt. Evanescence has taken producer Will Hunt on the road with them for the entire run (not the drummer – yes trivia buffs, there are indeed two Will Hunts involved with Evanescence). The orchestra was conducted with imagination and flair by Susie Seiter, whose own impressive credits include Pixar In Concert, Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions, and Piranha 3-D. A monumental presentation to be sure, the The Synthesis Live Tour is sure be remembered as one of the grand and glorious highlights of the already splendid season at The Greek Theater has presented this summer and beyond.
Synthesis, the fourth magnum opus from Evanescence, will be released worldwide on November 10 via BMG Records. Expect this stunning achievement to show up on many a top ten list when 2017 spins to its dizzying conclusion.
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Oxon Hill, MD
MGM National Harbor
Upper Darby, PA
Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
Orpheum Theatre – Boston
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Toronto, ON Canada
Sony Centre for Performing Arts
Windsor, ON Canada
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Music Hall
Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
San Francisco, CA
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
(Review by Ken Morton – Photo by Jack Lue)
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