A picture of Beirut, an American band that combines indie-folk and world music with a Balkan twist. The band will have its first concert in Seoul on Jan .25 at AX- Korea. / Korea Times file
By Noh Hyun-gi
To start off the New Year, two American bands, Evanescence and Beirut, are holding concerts in Seoul for the first time. Both bands have enthusiastic legions of fans in Korea eager to attend a concert without having to travel abroad.
Evanescence, a rock band known for the dreamlike voice of the vocalist Amy Lee, will be holding a concert in Feb. 17 at AX Korea in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul. This eagerly anticipated concert will feature songs from the newly released eponymous album “Evanescence.”
In 2003, as one of the most successful new metal bands of the 21st century, the band shocked the world with its first full-length album “Fallen.’’ Selling more than 800,000 copies in the United States alone, the debut album sold around 17 million copies worldwide.
Introducing a genre of metal different from Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, Evanescence experimented with a more gothic sound. Given that the scene was heavily saturated with new metal based on hip-hop, the band’s success reflected the exceptional vocals and talent of its members.
Beirut, an American band that combines indie-folk and world music with a Balkan twist, is coming to Seoul on Jan. 25. The band will perform tracks from its new album “The Rip Tide” released in June including “East Harlem”, “Elephant Gun” and “A Sunday Smile.”
For more information on either concert, call AX Korea at (02) 6339-1232