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Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling Light Up Mountain View at Shoreline

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Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling
Shoreline Amphitheater, Mt. View
September 5, 2018

Photos by Raymond Ahner.

In one of the more unique pairings of the Summer concert series, American rock band Evanescence have teamed up with Lindsey Stirling for a thirty-plus date tour as part of Evanescence’s “Synthesis Tour” which has been ongoing since October of 2017. Backed by a complete orchestra, both acts shined during a recent date at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Evanescence

Evanescence

Evanescence took the stage with the orchestra behind them and opened their set with “Never Go Back” off their most recent release, Synthesis. Vocalist and band founder Amy Lee was behind the piano and mesmerized the crowd with her beautiful voice.

Evanescence

Evanescence

Over the next ninety minutes, they touched on all of their records, and highlights included “End of the Dream,” “My Heart is Broken,” and a cover of The Beatles “Across the Universe.” Of course, no Evanescence set would be complete without “Bring Me to Life,” and the band did not disappoint their fans.

Evanescence

Evanescence

After wrapping up their set with “Imperfection,” the band returned to the stage with Lindsey Stirling for a mash-up of “Palladio”, “No More Tears,” and “Alive.”

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling, who made a name for herself as a contestant on America’s Got Talent nearly eight years ago, was up first, and during her somewhat brief set wowed the nearly sold-out crowd with her beyond-energetic set, during which she displayed not only her amazing violin playing but her dance moves as well.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

Benefiting from the orchestra that backed her, Stirling was seldom not moving all over the stage, often times going up to the drum riser while not missing a beat. After opening her set with “The Arena,” Stirling walked down the stairs to the first level of the stage and was joined by two dancers and various headstone stage props, but never missed a beat.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

Highlights from her set included “Moon Trance,” “Take Flight,” and “Hold My Heart,” and after wrapping up her set with “Dont Let This Feeling Fade,” it was apparent that Evanescence had their work cut out for them.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

Evanescence took the stage with the orchestra behind them and opened their set with “Never Go Back,” off of their most recent release, Synthesis. Vocalist and band founder Amy Lee was behind the piano and mesmerized the crowd with her beautiful voice.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

Over the next 90 minutes, the touched on all of their records, and highlights included “End of the Dream,” “My Heart is Broken,” and a cover of The Beatles “Across the Universe.” Of course, no Evanescence set would be complete without “Bring Me to Life,” and the band did not disappoint their fans.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

After wrapping up their set with “Imperfection,” the band returned to the stage with Lindsey Stirling for a mash-up of “Palladio”, “No More Tears,” and “Alive.”

Evanescence:

Setlist: Overture | Never Go Back | Lacrymosa | End of the Dream | My Heart Is Broken | Lithium | Bring Me to Life | Unraveling | Imaginary | Across the Universe (The Beatles cover) | Hi-Lo (with Lindsey Stirling) | Lost in Paradise | Your Star | My Immortal | The In-Between | Imperfection | Palladio / No More Tears / Alive (with Lindsey Stirling) (Karl Jenkins/Ozzy Osbourne/Sia mashup)

Find out more about Evanescence on their website.

Lindsey Stirling:

Get all the info on Lindsey Stirling here.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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