After performing the first date of their North American tour Wednesday in Mexico City, Evanescence postponed the next 12 dates.
The nixed shows — beginning with Friday's gig in Tucson, Arizona, and running through December 7 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana — are expected to be made up next year, according to a Wind-Up Records spokesperson.
Although no reason was given, the decision to postpone the shows comes in the wake of founding guitarist Ben Moody's unceremonious departure while Evanescence were touring Europe late last month. At Sunday's American Music Awards show, singer Amy Lee said the group is looking for a replacement and claimed she hadn't spoken to Moody since the two parted company October 24 (see "Evanescence Singer Says Split With Moody 'For the Best' ").
Evanescence had just begun their third North American leg since releasing their latest album, Fallen, in March. The band's second album, following the self-released Origin, has yielded the singles "Bring Me to Life," "Going Under" and "My Immortal" while selling almost 3 million copies.
Evanescence had planned the trek with Godhead and labelmates Seether and Finger Eleven. Those bands are now expected to book new shows as close to the original dates as possible, though not necessarily on the same bill.
Three Canadian dates, which begin December 12 in Montreal, as well as a tour of New Zealand, Australia and Japan, which starts January 8, remain undisturbed.
Cancelled tour dates, according to Wind-Up Records:
- 11/21 - Tucson, AZ @ Rillito Downs Park
- 11/22 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
- 11/23 - San Jose, CA @ Event Center Arena
- 11/26 - Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
- 11/28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
- 11/29 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso Civic Center
- 12/1 - Carbondale, IL @ SIU Arena
- 12/2 - Champaign, IL @ Assembly Hall
- 12/3 - Cedar Falls, IA @ UNI Dome
- 12/5 - Saint Cloud, MN @ Halenbeck Hall
- 12/6 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
- 12/7 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen Co. Memorial Coliseum