Lead singer Amy Lee’s haunting mezzo-soprano vocals filled the sold out Sony Centre like it has never been filled before. The setting was perfect and the public, not really knowing what to expect surrendered to the musical onslaught that tore through them. Seated at the piano, her long hair flowed freely down her back. She began with “Never Go Back”, a song inspired by images of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami which devastated Tokyo and concluded the evening with “Swimming Home”. In between we had the pleasure of listening to classics such as “Lithium” and “Lost in Paradise”.
Throughout the evening, Amy sang at the front of the stage. There was not much running around and hair throwing that we have become accustomed to. Occasionally she would return to the piano and play while she sang, but the rest of the band never moved from their stools. It was definitely a night to remember and one that will linger in my memory for many years to come. Sorry Jim, the music is not over. No need to turn out the lights.