Multiple Grammy wins and two decades on, the debut album Fallen from American rockers Evanescence remains one of the most influential albums of the turn of the century. A critical and commercial triumph, fans can now witness highlights from the gothic beauty of the 2003 debut release and a career spanning set of fan favourites this year, with Evanescence thrilled to announce their return to Australia this August and September celebrating twenty years of the iconic album.

Starting life when Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee and co-founder Ben Moody began writing and recording songs in the mid nineties, 2003’s Fallen would go on to score five nominations at the 2004 Grammy Awards, winning Best Hard Rock Performance and Best New Artist, with the album’s symphonic and delicate ballad My Immortal also scoring an additional nomination at the Grammy Awards the following year.

Hitting the top ten charts in multiple countries upon its release, including Australia and a number one in the UK, Fallen sold ten million copies in the US alone, with over seventeen million copies sold worldwide and officially reaching diamond certification in late 2022.

Fallen’s lush and gloomy beauty memorably blended symphonic elements with goth, rock, metal and hooks aplenty, while also garnering significant attention for lead singles Bring Me to Life, Going Under, My Immortal and Everybody’s Fool. And while the album has gone on to be included in the likes of Rolling Stone’s ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time’ and praise lauded for Lee’s macabre tinge that set the band apart from their nu metal contemporaries at the time, Fallen also ultimately set the scene for a long-term legacy from the Arkansas-hailing group, who are now in command of five studio albums including 2021’s powerful and intimate outing The Bitter Truth which debuted at number three on the ARIA chart, which marked the band’s highest debut in fifteen years.

Following multiple worldwide tours, The Open Door followed Fallen’s footsteps, going on to sell more than five million copies, before the self-titled Evanescence in 2011 debuted at number one on the ARIA album chart and Billboard Chart. Evanescence went down both very new and familiar paths for their fourth and most ambitious release to date, Synthesis, in 2017 alongside a worldwide Synthesis Live tour combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra, before unveiling The Bitter Truth in 2021, hitting the top ten of multiple international album charts and marking itself on multiple ‘Best of 2021’ release lists worldwide.

Renowned for their enamouring live show as much as they are for their haunting, potent and visceral material, this marks the band’s first Australian tour since their sublime run with local symphony orchestras in 2018 so get set to revisit the album that started it all and beyond when the band returns to our shores to celebrate twenty years of Fallen.

24/08/23 – Riverstage, Brisbane
26/08/23 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
28/08/23 – AEC Theatre, Adelaide
30/08/23 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
02/09/23 – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth