Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling set for joint concert tour with orchestra

Violinist Lindsey Stirling performs at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival at Randall’s Island on July 22, 2016, in New York City. She will tour this summer with the band Evanescence and a full orchestra.
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Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling are teaming up for a joint summer concert tour of amphitheaters in 31 U.S. cities that will feature both acts performing with an orchestra.

The tour open July 6 in Kansas City at the Starlight Theatre and concludes Sept. 8 in Ridgefield, WA, at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater.

It includes two Southern California concerts in close proximity of one another — Aug. 31 at San Diego’s Mattress Firm Amphitheatre and Sept. 1 at Irvine’s Five Point Amphitheatre.

All tour dates appear below, along with ticket information.

Headed by singer Amy Lee, Evanescence has two Grammy Awards to its credit. The band’s 2003 debut album, “Fallen,” has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Its most recent album, last year’s “Synthesis,” featured several new songs and newly arranged older Evanescence songs that feature orchestral accompaniment.

Violinist Stirling’s self-titled 2012 debut album topped both the Billboard national Dance/Electronic Album Chart and the Billboard national Classical Album Chart, the latter for 21 consecutive weeks. She is featured on “Hi-Lo,” a song on Evanescence’s “Synthesis” album.

No information is available at this time about the size and makeup of the orchestra, or about who its conductor will be. Given the expense of putting dozens of classically trained musicians on the road for two months, it seems more likely the tour will hire members of area orchestras in each city.

Tickets for the Evanescence/Stirling tour will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday local time at and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Tickets for their San Diego show range from $25-$99.50, plus service charges.

There will be four pre-sales, including VIP packages, beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., and two more on Thursday. Information about all of the pre-sales is available at

Evanescence/LindseyStirling tour dates

Friday, July 06, 2018 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre

Saturday, July 07, 2018 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Monday, July 09, 2018 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Chicago, IL*+ Ravinia Festival*

Thursday, July 12, 2018 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Saturday, July 14, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center

Friday, July 20, 2018 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Friday, July 27, 2018 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

Saturday, July 28, 2018 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Friday, August 10, 2018 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Saturday, August 11, 2018 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park Amphitheatre

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Atlanta, GA* TBD*

Friday, August 17, 2018 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 18, 2018 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Monday, August 20, 2018 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 New Orleans, LA Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

Friday, August 24, 2018 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion

Saturday, August 25, 2018 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion

Friday, August 31, 2018 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Saturday, September 01, 2018 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Friday, September 07, 2018 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre

Saturday, September 08, 2018 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

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