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.

Plush Premiere New Song “Athena”

Plush have premiered a new song titled “Athena.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 29. The group commented:

“Our second single “Athena” is FINALLY out! We’re so proud of this song and we truly hope you love it just as much as we do❤️🤘🏼 This song is about love and war: A love so intense that it can be suffocating and result in a war. This theme was so fun to dive into in the studio, and we all hope you feel that energy!”

“Plush” Track Listing:

01. “Athena”
02. “Champion”
03. “Hate”
04. “Found A Way”
05. “I Don’t Care”
06. “Sober”
07. “Better Off Alone”
08. “Sorry”
09. “Why Do I Even Try”
10. “Bring Me Down”
11. “Don’t Say That”
12. “Will Not Win”
13. “Walk Away”

Evanescence & Halestorm Add More Dates To Fall U.S. Tour

Evanescence and Halestorm have added some more dates to their fall U.S. tour. They include new stops in Denver, CO, Tampa, FL, Nashville, TN, and Minneapolis, MN.

Tour Dates:

With Plush:

11/05 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/07 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
11/09 San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
11/10 Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
11/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
11/13 San Diego, CA – San Diego State University – Viejas Arena
11/15 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
11/18 Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
11/20 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
11/21 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

With Lilith Czar:

11/30 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
12/02 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
12/03 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
12/05 Saint Louis, MO – Saint Louis University – Chaifetz Arena
12/07 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
12/11 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
12/12 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
12/14 Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh – Petersen Events Center
12/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
12/17 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
12/18 Worcester, MA – DCU Center

Mammoth WVH Announce October Shows With Plush

Wolfgang Van Halen’s solo band Mammoth WVH have announced some October headlining shows with Plush. Here’s the dates:

10/12 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go (no Plush)
10/15 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
10/16 Lincoln, NY – Bourbon Theatre
10/17 Oklahoma City, OK – Kattfest
10/19 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/20 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
10/21 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
10/23 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees (no Plush)

Mudvayne, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Etc. Added To 2022 “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach” Cruise/Festival Event

More bands have been added to the upcoming “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach” cruise/festival event. The ship will sail from Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize on February 16-21, 2022 and it will find bands performing on the boat and at a festival on a private beach. The following artists will perform on the ship: Mudvayne, Mastodon, Black Stone Cherry, Atreyu, Tremonti, Saint Asonia, Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, New Years Day, Fire From The Gods, Bad Omens, Jeris Johnson, Tetrarch, DED, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Plush, and Afterlife. The following artists will perform on the beach: Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, Black Stone Cherry, New Years Day, Tetrarch, and Amigo The Devil. Kevin Martin (Candlebox), Amigo The Devil, Brett Scallions Auparavant Fuel, and Austin Meade will also perform on the Voragos Storytellers Stage, while Jim Breuer, Big Jay Oakerson, Rachel Feinstein, and Shayne Smith will preform on the Voragos Comedy Stage. Furthermore, Brass Against, The Voragos Shut Up & Dance, and more will also be taking part in midnight after-parties.

Evanescence & Halestorm Add Los Angles Show To Upcoming Tour

Evanescence and Halestorm have added a Los Angeles, CA show to their upcoming tour. That concert will take place at the YouTube Theater on November 10.

Tour Dates:

With Plush:

11/05 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/07 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
11/09 San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
11/10 Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
11/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
11/13 San Diego, CA – San Diego State University – Viejas Arena
11/15 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
11/20 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

With Lilith Czar:

12/02 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
12/05 Saint Louis, MO – Saint Louis University – Chaifetz Arena
12/11 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
12/12 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
12/14 Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh – Petersen Events Center
12/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
12/17 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
12/18 Worcester, MA – DCU Center

Seether Announce Headlining Shows

Seether have booked some headlining shows around their tour with 3 Doors Down. Here’s the dates:

08/13 Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Amphitheater (with P.O.D. and From Ashes To New)
08/27 Boise, ID – Expo Idaho
08/28 Salem, OR – Oregon State Fair
09/30 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues (with Nonpoint and Plush)
10/01 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (with Nonpoint and Plush)
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (with Nonpoint)

Plush & Lilith Czar Added To Evanescence & Halestorm’s Fall Tour

Evanescence and Halestorm have officially revealed the supporting acts for their fall U.S. tour. Plush will open the first leg of the trek, while Lilith Czar will open the second leg.

Tour Dates:

With Plush:

11/05 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/07 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
11/09 San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
11/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
11/13 San Diego, CA – San Diego State University – Viejas Arena
11/15 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
11/20 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

With Lilith Czar:

12/02 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
12/05 Saint Louis, MO – Saint Louis University – Chaifetz Arena
12/11 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
12/12 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
12/14 Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh – Petersen Events Center
12/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
12/17 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
12/18 Worcester, MA – DCU Center

Halestorm Announce Headlining Dates

Halestorm have announced some headlining U.S. shows. The band will also be joined by The HU, Cory Marks, and more on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/30 York, PA – York State Fair
08/14 Council Bluffs, IA – KIWR River Riot
08/31 Syracuse, NY – NY State Fair
09/01 Buffalo, NY – Art Park (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/03 Kansas City, MO – Azura Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/04 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/05 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
09/08 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (feat. The HU)
09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/11 Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center (feat. Crobot)
09/12 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration
11/04 Boise, ID – Revolution Center (feat. Rival Sons & Dorothy)
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union (feat. Plush)
12/08 Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre (feat. Lilith Czar)