Evanescence and Halestorm Postpone Show After Tour Is “Hit By COVID,” Bands “Working On A Plan” to Save Remaining Dates

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Back in May, we announced that goth hitmakers Evanescence and hard-rock survivors Halestorm would be embarking on a co-headlining tour together. And things seemed to kick off solidly in early November, when Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale joined Evanescence onstage for a cover of Linkin Park’s “Heavy.” But this weekend saw the bands cancel their Cincinnati show on Sunday, December 12th, due to an outbreak of COVID, and now the bands are working on a possible solution to save their remaining shows.

“Well, after taking every precaution imaginable, our tour has been hit by COVID and we are forced to postpone our show tonight in Cincinnati,” wrote Evanescence on their Facebook. “The good news is we were able to reschedule the show for Monday, Dec. 20th, so hold onto your tickets because we are still coming for you! Be on the lookout for an email with additional information. Please be safe out there, and wear a mask. See you soon!”

“Many of you are asking whether tonight’s postponement due to COVID means that the rest of the shows on the tour will also be affected,” wrote the band in a separate follow-up post. “We are working on a plan to allow us to perform all the remaining shows of the tour as scheduled. Our first priority is to make sure everyone on our tour and all of you are safe so please stay tuned for the latest info.”

The band also tweeted, “Even when you have every precaution in place, you can still get and transmit this virus. Grateful we are all vaccinated and nobody’s symptoms are severe. Please be smart and stay safe this season, get the vax, wear a mask, care for one another. We will get through this together”

More on this story as it unfolds, but as of now, the following dates on the bands’ tour are still on:

11/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh – Petersen Events Center
11/15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
11/17 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
11/18 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center


Words by Chris Krovatin