Evanescence in Dubai

Alternative band are back - with a (nearly) new line-up

Ever wondered how Evanescence got so big? Evidence can be found in their early career. Exhibit A: performing on a Nintendo-backed tour; Exhibit B: supplying an official tournament song for WWE (both in 2003) – they then sold 17 million copies of that year’s debut album, Fallen, to eager kids. Since then they’ve made a pig’s ear of fame. Co-founder Ben Moody – who dreamt up the band with singer Amy Lee at a Christian summer camp – quit within months of the LP’s release, and the band have since been through more members than Spinal Tap had drummers. But, rather than make like their name (from ‘evanesce’: to disappear), the band are back with a (nearly) all-new line-up and a self-titled third album, which has spawned four non-hit singles.

Dhs295-595. 6pm, Friday June 22. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com

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