Evanescence headlines the 2012 Carnival of Madness tour at Lakewood Ampitheater in Atlanta, Ga.
Photographing Evanescence is always a challenge with this tour being more so than most. Shooting was limited to the first three songs with photographers restricted to house left of the ego ramp. A few enterprising ones insisted on camping out in the elbow and holding DSLR’s overhead the entire three songs. This was the least of the challenge as the band tends to employ the color balance impossible and contrast non existent LED floods entirely. Both onstage and directly and blindingly into the audience. Drummer Will Hunt had the greatest amount of contrast as drummers generally do and as well was one of the more animated band members to shoot. Incredible performance as always, just with lighting headaches as a photographer and physical headaches from an attendee with blinding LEDs at the crowd for the entire show.