‘Evanescence’ Confirmed For ‘Mawazine Festival’ In ‘Morocco’ + More European Dates


According to the Official Website of Mawazine Festival, the North American Alternative Metal band Evanescence will play in Rabat, Morocco in 20th May, as part of the 11th Edition of the Festival Mawazine Rythmes du Monde. The festival will also feature other Rock music legends such as Scorpions or Lenny Kravitz. The band will be playing at OLM Souissi.

This year’s edition of the Festival Mawazine will take place from 18th to 26th May 2012 in the city of Rabat. During one week, the Moroccan capital becomes a stage for a rich array of world music, featuring several concerts, exhibitions, performances, dance, workshop and so forth. All tour dates are listed below.

Evanescence released its self-titled third major label album last October, five years after the group issued its last effort, 2006’s The Open Door. But one of the reasons the new record took so long to come out is that Lee began work on a version of it in 2010 that she ended up scrapping. Check out our review here.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Lee why that first attempt at recording didn’t work out. “I think it really was a case of us going in the studio too soon,” she said. “I think people a lot of times get pressure for moving fast, especially in this day and age — you know, the public has a short attention span, you know, it’s all about striking while the iron’s hot. I don’t believe that. I believe in great music. If this is gonna be our big Evanescence comeback record, it wasn’t there yet. So we kept working. We ended up making a record that I’m just, it’s my favorite so far. We’re all really proud of it.”

Evanescence sold 127,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Lee, who got married in 2007, says she and her husband are ready to deal with the reality of her being away on tour for months. She told Noisecreep, “It’s always going to be hard on a relationship, being in a band, but my husband and I have really had a chance to build our life together and so now we’re ready for everything that happens when I’m on the road.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:

03/28/2012 Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, AUS
03/29/2012 Entertainment Centre – Sydney, AUS
03/31/2012 Vector Arena – Aukland, NZ


04/17/2012 Stubb’s Bar-B-Que – Austin, TX
04/21/2012 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
04/22/2012 FC Dallas Stadium – Dallas, TX
04/24/2012 Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
04/25/2012 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
04/28/2012 Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL
04/29/2012 Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL
05/01/2012 CenturyLink Center – Bossier City, LA
05/04/2012 Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN
05/05/2012 Rockingham Speedway – Rockingham, NC


05/20/2012 Mawazine Festival, – Rabat, MA new
05/25/2012 Parque Da Belavista – Lisbon, PT
05/26/2012 Sonisphere – Spain – Madrid, SP
06/01/2012 Rock am Ring – Nürburgring, DE
06/03/2012 Rock im Park – Nuremberg, DE
06/12/2012 Stadtpark Freilichtbühne, Hamburg DE new
06/14/2012 Westfalenhalle 3A, Dortmund DE new
06/16/2012 Zita Rock Festival 2012, Berlin DE new
07/06/2012 Heineken Jammin’ Festival – Milan, IT
07/07/2012 Sonisphere – UK – Knebworth, UK
07/08/2012 Sonisphere – France – Amneville, FR

Related articles:
‘Evanescence’: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire ‘Rock In Rio’ Performance [+Behind The Scenes Video] [Oct. 2011]
‘Evanescence’s’ ‘Amy Lee’ On Her Obsessions, Taking Time Off and Touring Again [+ US & EU Tour Dates] [Oct. 2011]
‘Evanescence’s’ New Album Tops ‘U.S. Chart’ [Oct. 2011]
‘Ben Moody’ Talks About The New ‘Evanescence’ Album [Video] [Oct. 2011]
Evanescence – Evanescence [Album review]
New ‘Evanescence’ Video Released For ‘My Heart Is Broken’ [Jan. 2012]

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