It was all supposed to kick off April 2020, the big “Worlds Collide Tour”, the co-headlining tour of Dutch rock band Within Temptation and American metal Evanescence. Unfortunately, due to the worldwide outbreak of the Corona Virus, the two bands were forced to reschedule their massive European tour to later that year, September 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 requirements, the events have been affected and the tour has been postponed to 2021.
The Worlds Collide Tour story
Both bands are loved by millions of rock and metal fans all over the world and a possible collaboration was asked for years. In 2019, both bands hinted to something upcoming at the same times. Fans were excited the bands were finally collaborating on something, even though it was yet uncertain what the bands were about to do.
The first time the band members of both bands met was at a live show of Evanescence in 2018. At this moment, Evanescence singer Amy Lee explored the Within Temptation songs. The two bands met again at a Swiss festival on which both bands were scheduled to perform, at this festival the two bands agreed a tour together was a great idea. On 17 September 2019, the bands finally revealed their “Worlds Collide Tour”, which was originally scheduled for start April 2020. Passing through seven European countries.
COVID-19 Rescheduled Tour
Due to the massive outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus worldwide, the two bands were forced to reschedule their tour to a later time. They chose to reschedule all dates – except for the Frankfurt one – to September 2020. The Hamburg show got a venue upgrade, now to be performed at the Barclaycard Arena. However, how certain are the two bands the “Worlds Collide Tour” can take place this September?
The future according to specialists is very uncertain. Massive events, such as festivals and indoor concerts are possible to be rescheduled or canceled until there is a worldwide vaccin. On 14 June 2020, the CEO of Belgians biggest venue group, Sportpaleis Groep, Jan Van Esbroeck announced all big events and concerts will most likely not take place until 2021, when there’s a vaccin.
News brought to light that concerts in Germany, of which most of the “Worlds Collide Tour” will be, will be forced to be cancelled or removed until the end of October 2019.
“Worlds Collide Tour” in 2021
As of 18 June, the official Evanescence site shows an empty ‘Upcoming shows’-section and as of 19 June 2020, the “Worlds Collide Tour”-page also appears without a trace of any event dates. With this information, we can say both bands are now looking into rescheduling their collaboration tour onwards to 2021.
The new dates:
- 08 September 2021: Zurich, Switzerland
- 09 September 2021: Milan, Italy
- 11 September 2021: Berlin, Germany
- 12 September 2021: Gliwice, Poland
- 14 September 2021: Leipzig, Germany
- 15 September 2021: Hamburg, Germany
- 17 September 2021: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 18 September 2021: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 20 September 2021: Paris, France
- 21 September 2021: Dusseldorf, Germany
- 22 September 2021: Munich, Germany
- 24 September 2021: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
- 26 September 2021: Frankfurt, Germany
- 27 September 2021: Brussels, Belgium
- 28 September 2021: Brussels, Belgium
- 30 September 2021: Glasgow, United Kingdom
- 01 October 2021: Leeds, United Kingdom
- 03 October 2021: Birmingham, United Kingdom
- 04 October 2021: London, United Kingdom
We know this year will not be easy for you and we will do whatever it takes to get you through by continuing to write and release new songs. Knowing that we won’t get to play for you this year is hard for everyone, but everyone’s health and wellbeing is our number one priority. Whatever happens, this tour will happen! We can’t wait to see you again in 2021. For now: stay safe <3Sharon den Adel in the 22 June newsletter of Within Temptation