Evanescence fans in Dubai anxiously awaited the gothic-rock band’s debut concert in the emirate on Friday night, as the lead singer appeared to be just as excited as her fans in a press conference earlier in the day.
Al Arabiya caught up with award-winning lead singer Amy Lee and asked her about how she feels to be performing for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
“It's really special to us when we get to go somewhere we've never been before because it's like that first time experience for us to, um, there's definitely a little bit of extra magic with the fans when, you know, there's that anticipation, some of them waiting, you know, to see us, that I've never had before, you know, and have heard our music in the past decade so, um, it's a little bit of - a lot of it - a thrill for us. Makes it exciting and fun and I definitely wanna reach as many people as possible,” Lee said.
When asked if the band has received enthusiasm from fans in Dubai, the raven-haired singer appeared to be as excited as her fans are.
“Yeah! Oh yeah! I've seen them, definitely blow me up a lot on Twitter and Facebook the past couple of weeks leading up to this - I think they're excited!”
Supported by local band EYE, Evanescence are performing live tonight Friday June 22nd at the World Trade Center’s Sheikh Rashid Hall.
The band, formed in 1995 by Lee along with former guitarist Ben Moody, shot to fame in 2003 with their single “Bring Me to Life”, which saw them nab two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best New Hard Rock Performance, among other accolades.
Evanescence have released three albums to date, the latest being self-titled which was released October last year.