Evanescence’s Synthesis Live 2018: A Fenomenal Musical Experience

I visited Evanescence’s concert Synthesis Live 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Monday 26th March last. And it was abso-freaking-lutely amazing! I literally enjoyed every second of it.

Synthesis Live is a concert tour by American rock band Evanescence, one of my all-time-favorite bands, in support of their fourth album Synthesis, which was released on 10th November 2017. The album includes reworked versions of the band’s previous material, like their mega-hit singles “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal”, with an orchestral arrangement and electronica music elements. 

This will be the first tour where the band includes an orchestra. The tour includes 29 concerts in different cities across North America in 2017, 4 concerts in Oceania and 18 concerts in Europe in 2018.

During the show the group played a total of nineteen of their original songs, accompanied by a local symphony orchestra (under the direction of conductor Susie Seiter). The orchestra started the night with six classical songs from Mozart, Beethoven, and others.

I was really impressed by Amy Lee’s magnificent performance. Her powerful voice’s pairing with the orchestra turned each song turned into masterpiece. I’m just beyond ecstatic to have been so lucky to be part of this once in a lifetime magical event. 

Synthesis Live is different then their past concerts, but it’s absolutely amazing. As dynamic and compelling as Synthesis is on record, it’s even more so live. Especially with Amy Lee’s charismatic performance. Synthesis Live is definitely one of those concerts you cherish your entire life. I would see it again in a heartbeat. 

 

 

Setlist:

Orchestra Opening:
   1. La Chasse (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart cover)
   2. Moonlight Sonata (Ludwig van Beethoven cover)
   3. Lacrimosa (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart cover)
   4. Sally’s Song (Danny Elfman cover)
   5. Zelda’s Lullaby (Koji Kondo & Asuka Ohta cover)
   6. Together Again (instrumental)

Evanescence with orchestra: Synthesis Live 
   7. Overture
   8. Never Go Back
   9. Lacrymosa
10. End Of The Dream
11. My Hearth Is Broken
12. Lithium
13. Bring Me To Life
14. Unraveling
15. Imaginary
16. Secret Door
17. Hi-Lo
18. Lost In Paradise
19. Your Star
20. My Immortal
21. The In-Between
22. Imperfection

Encore:
23. Speak To Me (Amy Lee Song)
24. Good Enough
25. Sweet Home