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Posted September 16, 2012 by Always Acoustic in Concert Reviews

Evanescence Family Values Tour Review

Monday, July 23rd
By Aaron Keker

FAMILY VALUES TOUR 2007, Tinley Park, Illinois – Last night Evanescence performed and co-headlined with Korn on the Family Values Tour 2007 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois.

The Family Values Tour was an all day event starting at 2:30 p.m. with performances by Droid, Neurosonic, Trivium, Hell Yeah, Flyleaf and Atreyu.

After Atreyu completed their set list the anticipation started to settle in. Evanescence would be next!!! As we all waited patiently for Evanescence to perform, I talked to several audience members. They informed me that even though they really enjoyed Korn, they drove two hundred miles to see Amy Lee and Evanescence.

As soon as the band approached the stage and started to play their instruments there was a small ovation. About a minute or so later, Amy Lee entered the stage and the audience exploded with anticipation and excitement. She then belted into the first verse to “Weight Of The World” on the album The Open Door.

Amy Lee and Evanescence played some of their most popular songs like “Sweet Sacrifice,” “Lithium,” “Call Me When You’re Sober” and “Lacrymosa” from the album The Open Door and “Bring Me to Life” and “Haunted” from the album Fallen. After each one of these songs concluded Amy Lee and Evanescence received a roaring ovation, with each roaring ovation becoming progressively louder. In fact, if you were outside of the amphitheatre you would have heard the roaring ovations about three hundred feet away from the amphitheatre.

About half way through Evanescence’s set list Amy Lee remarked, “we are experimenting with this song.” The song was “People are Strange,” which was originally sung by The Doors. Once again after the song concluded the audience performed to perfection with honoring her and the band with another roaring ovation.

But the biggest and perfected ovation occurred when Amy Lee and Evanescence closed their performance with “Your Star” from the album The Open Door. I believe the ovation carried even further away then three hundred feet as Amy Lee and Evanescence proceeded to leave the stage.

If you are interested in songs like “Sweet Sacrifice,” “Lithium,” “Call Me When You’re Sober,” “Lacrymosa,” “Bring Me To Life” and “Haunted,” I encourage you to go and purchase their album either on iTunes or any other store that sells their music. Both The Open Door and Fallen are very good albums. That evening, I was really impressed with the vocals that Amy Lee possessed. I will go one step further. In my opinion, she is the best female vocalist in a rock/alternative band today!

Also, if you want to listen to Evanescence’s music or you missed their performance and want to check additional tour dates, check out their website at www.evanescence.com or MySpace page at www.myspace.com/evanescence. Who knows maybe an additional tour date will available in a city near you?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Amy Lee and Evanescence click the link above and review their website. If you enjoy rock/alternative music or you prefer a very good female vocalist then you will definitely enjoy their music and should give it an opportunity.

Finally, I am looking forward to providing future coverage for Amy Lee and Evanescence next time they perform in Chicago. However, I wish they had played “My Immortal” from the album Fallen. The audience would have exploded with excitement the moment the first verse was sung and the piano notes were being played. Maybe, next time? Below is the set list from the Family Values Tour 2007.

Family Values Tour 2007 Set List:

  1. “Weight of the World”
  2. “Sweet Sacrifice”
  3. “Going Under”
  4. “The Only One”
  5. “Cloud Nine”
  6. “Taking Over Me”
  7. “People are Strange”
  8. “Lithium”
  9. “Whisper”
  10. “Call Me When You’re Sober”
  11. “Imaginary”
  12. “Bring Me to Life”
  13. “Haunted”
  14. “Lacrymosa”
  15. “Your Star”