Concert Review: Evanescence, Halestorm, & Plush In San Jose, CA

Last night (November 9), Evanescence, Halestorm, and Plush took the stage for a rockin’ evening at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.

The show kicked off with a killer set from Plush. The young band have been making waves in the rock world and it’s clear to see why. The group’s solid musicianship combined with Moriah Formica’s soaring vocals made for a perfect warmup for the night ahead. Some highlights from their set included “Athena,” “Hate,” and a cover of Heart’s “Barracuda.”

After Plush, it was time for Halestorm to take the stage. The band opened with a thunderous performance of “Back From The Dead” and sustained that energy throughout the whole set. Lzzy Hale’s powerhouse vocals commanded the crowd as the band continued to shred through songs from each of their albums. The group were firing on all cylinders with a full-on presentation of unadulterated hard rock mixed with one ballad, a powerful rendition of “Break In” featuring Evanescence’s Amy Lee. That track served as a highlight from the set alongside “I Get Off,” “Do Not Disturb,” “Freak Like Me,” and “I Miss The Misery.”

When Halestorm wrapped up, it was time for the headliners of the evening, Evanescence. The band were absolutely incredible with Amy Lee’s mesmerizing voice being the main driving force throughout the performance. The group played a majority of their latest album, “The Bitter Truth,” while also making sure to pull out the hits and an enthralling cover of Linkin Park’s “Heavy” featuring Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. The stellar performance was accompanied by gripping visuals that were displayed through a triangular screen at the center of the stage. Lee also took some time to address the crowd with an emotional speech about the losses many people have suffered throughout the pandemic, while thanking everyone for being there during these strange times. All in all, the whole performance was phenomenal with many highlights including: “Heavy,” “Bring Me To Life,” “Use My Voice,” “Lithium,” “Call Me When You’re Sober,” “Far From Heaven,” and “My Immortal.”

The remaining dates for Evanescence and Halestorm’s fall tour can be found HERE.

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