With the opening act, Lilith Czar already on stage, many fans (myself included) got a late start, with lines still wrapping around a good portion of The Armory.
With the Protocols set forth from the bands, you knew it would take a bit to get in. With everyone either having to prove they were fully vaccinated or having a negative COVID-19 test with the past 72-hours.
It’s been a few years since I’ve seen Halestorm in concert and every time I do I say “why did I wait so long?” Lead singer Lzzy Hale has that look to her, throw in some fiery attitude, and finally that voice! Just crushing you on impact.
Halestorm started out with the mainstream top radio hit from earlier this year “Back From The Dead” while playing many more hits through the 11 song night, including fan favorites “Uncomfortable“, “I Get Off“, “Freak Like Me“, and the final song of the night “I Miss The Misery“.
Amy Lee and Evanescence brought their biggest production yet to The Armory featuring a ton of lights, alternating laser lighting, and what I’d describe as a Pink Floydesque shaped Screen for the audience to enjoy the show from.
Not wanting to rest on its laurels, Evanescence came out firing all 12 songs from their recent release The Bitter Truth, starting out with “Broken Pieces Shine“.
Even while emphasizing the new album, Evanescence didn’t forget the songs that made them famous either, as Lee and company played fan favorites “Call Me When Your Sober“, “Going Under“, the smash hit “Bring Me To Life” as the final Pre-Encore song of the night.
The encore consisted of the hit “My Immortal” finishing the night with “Blind Belief” from the new album.
With Lzzy and Amy being friends and having toured together more than once, they reunited on stage coming together to sing a fantastic and soulful version of Linkin Parks “Heavy“. What started out as tearful ended (of course) in a full-blown rocker.
Lzzy and Amy have so many similarities that include fronting two of the bigger named bands in rock today.
Though, where they differ in is voice. Amy’s voice is more of a serenade, like a siren that’ll draw you in before crushing her prey.
Lzzy is more in your face, you feel it when her vocals hit you. Like Sindel of Mortal Kombat, once her voice hits you, it feels like your face will melt on contact.