American rock band, Evanescence, now comprising of Amy Lee, Jen Majura, Troy MclawHorn, Tim McCord, and Will Hunt, had taken a long hiatus from the industry. However, in October of 2016 that all changed. The loyal Amy Lee, returned to the scene, kicking of Evanescence’s Fall North American tour in Dallas, Texas, on October 28th. The band ended their tour playing to a sold out crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, on November 23, 2016. Playing in Alabama, Florida, New Jersey and some other states in between.

Fans had many things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving eve as Evanescence played hits such as Going Under, Lithium, My Immortal, Call Me When You’re Sober, and Bring Me to Life, as well as Whisper and Imaginary. Electricity ran through the packed crowd as the band gave it their all song after song. Regardless of how long it’s been, Lee didn’t miss a beat with her stunning vocals and Troy MclawHorn shredding it on guitar. The band rocked out to other songs such as Made of Stone before bringing the mood down with My heart Is Broken and Even In Death as Lee showed off her piano skills.


While introducing Take Cover, one of the band’s new songs, Lee stated, “This song is dedicated to every person whoever tried to tear this band apart from [the] inside out,” while the crowd cheered on the band’s light-hearted “screw you” to its ex-members. Throughout the show lead singer, Amy Lee, thanked fans for still being there for the band after their many public dramas and expressed how grateful Evanescence is for their fanbase.


As for fashion, the band’s front woman, Amy Lee, wore all black from head to toe with red plaid fabric hanging at her side as homage to the holiday season, keeping it light and fun compared to guitarist’s Jen Majura’s heavy metal chic look.


The band ended the show with New Year’s style confetti and again thanking their fans for coming out. After taking a few minutes to rest, and listening to the crowd’s chants for an encore, the gang returned to the stage for one of the best covers we’ve ever heard of Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana.

You can check out Evanescence’s cover of Dirty Diana here and for more shows at the paramount be sure to visit their website.


About Jenn Quaglio

Actress, Writer, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Urban Popp, and Animal Lover.

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