Evanescence & Within Temptation Push Back European Tour to 2022

Due to the ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the uncertainty that local authorities will be able to provide a safe environment in which their European fans can thoroughly enjoy shows by September of this year, Evanescence and Within Temptation have unfortunately had to make the decision to push back their highly anticipated co-headline ‘Worlds Collide’ Tour to Spring 2022.   

Evanescence kept busy during the lockdown and released 4 new singles as well as finishing the recording of their new album – the just-released “The Bitter Truth” which reached #1 on iTunes in 22 countries, #2 in Germany and #4 in the UK charts. They are also launching a special graphic anthology series “Echoes From The Void,” in collaboration with Heavy Metal Entertainment which is inspired by The Bitter Truth cuts. In a message to fans the band said Well guys, we have to push this back one more time. We hate to make you wait longer but we are absolutely determined to make this tour we’ve all been looking forward to happening, so check out the new dates. We will be counting the days till we finally get to celebrate all this new music together. In the meantime, stay safe, stay sane, and keep your headbanging to The Bitter Truth! You will have no excuse not to know every word by next spring! We love you!”

Despite not being able to tour, Within Temptation are still moving full speed ahead, having released two singles during the lockdown. ‘Entertain You’ and ’The Purge’ have exceeded all expectations, both peaking in the Top 20 of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart and receiving worldwide airplay. Fans can expect the band to release brand new music soon, and in the meantime can enjoy their vast re-released catalogue on all digital streaming platforms. This is definitely not what we’ve wished for, but reality tells us otherwise: we have to postpone the Worlds Collide Tour. Although we can’t make the current situation better than it is, we hope to put a BIG smile on your faces again soon, because… We haven’t been sitting still and we have a LOT of cool stuff coming up for you! Until then, stay safe. And you know what? Third time’s a charm ???? , so see you in March or April 2022!”

The two bands will return to the road on March 16th 2022 in Leipzig, Germany, include dates in Leeds, London, Glasgow and Birmingham in the UK and wrap in Zurich, Switzerland on April 15th.  All existing tickets & VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

2022 dates:       
Wed      16-Mar              Germany, Leipzig, Quarterback Immobilien Arena^
Thu       17-Mar               Germany, Berlin, Velodrom^
Fri          18-Mar               Poland, Gliwice, Arena Gliwice^
Sun        20-Mar               Belgium, Brussels, Palais 12^
Mon      21-Mar                Belgium, Brussels, Palais 12^
Wed      23-Mar               Germany, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle^
Thu       24-Mar               Luxembourg, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Rockhal^
Sat         26-Mar              Germany, Munich, Olympiahalle^ **
Mon      28-Mar               Italy, Milan, Mediolanum Forum Milan^
Wed      30-Mar               France, Paris, Accorhotels Arena^
Fri          1-Apr                 Germany, Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena~
Mon      4-Apr                  UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena~
Tue        5-Apr                  UK, London, The 02~
Thu       7-Apr                  UK, Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena~
Fri          8-Apr                 UK, Birmingham, Arena Birmingham~
Mon      11-Apr                The Netherlands, Amsterdam,   Ziggo Dome~
Tue        12-Apr               The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome~
Wed      13-Apr                Germany, Frankfurt, Festhalle~
Fri          15-Apr               Switzerland, Zurich, Hallenstadion~

** Due to overwhelming demand the Munich show has been upgraded to Olympiahalle. Tickets purchased for the Zenith are still valid.
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Danny Pearthttps://www.dannypeartphotography.co.uk
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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