Evanescence, Cold Rock 'Nintendo Fusion Tour'
Evanescence, Cold and Revis will strike out together on the upcoming Nintendo Fusion Tour. The trek, which will also feature Cauterize and Finger Eleven, will boast live music as well as a host of NinEvanescence, Cold and Revis will strike out together on the upcoming Nintendo Fusion Tour. The trek, which will also feature Cauterize and Finger Eleven, will boast live music as well as a host of Nintendo games.
"We're really looking forward to doing this tour," Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee says in a statement. "When we're on the road, we play music all night and Nintendo all day. This tour lets us bring two of our favorite things together."
While the exact schedule for the tour is still being laid out, it looks set to kick off Aug. 4 in Los Angeles and end in late September in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets for select shows will go on sale Saturday (June 28) via Ticketmaster, according to the statement, although at deadline specifics were not available.
A dedicated nintendofusiontour.com Web site will offer information and details. At deadline, that site was redirecting traffic to the main Nintendo Web site.
The Nintendo Fusion Tour will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and booked by the Agency Group's Dave Kirby. Tour sponsorship partners include Blender magazine, electronics retailer Circuit City and online music site Launch.
Headliner Evanescence has a handful of U.S. dates in its near future, starting with a June 30 appearance at Orlando, Fla.'s Hard Rock Live. Over the weekend the band notched a double U.K. victory as its Wind-Up debut "Fallen" topped the album chart there and its single "Bring Me to Life" featuring Paul McCoy held onto No. 1 on the singles chart.
In the U.S., "Fallen" peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, where it is currently No. 11. "Bring Me to Life" topped Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally and reached No. 5 on the Hot 100, where it is No. 8 in its 16th week on the chart. The band's new single, "Going Under," is new at No. 40 on the Modern Rock Tracks list.
The tour announcement fills in the blanks for Cold fans wondering what the band's plans would be in the wake of its exit from the forthcoming Lollapalooza tour. Last week, the band announced it was pulling out of the revitalized festival trek, as well as its opening slot on Staind's planned late-summer European tour.