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Exploring the World on Your Own: Solo Tours for Seniors
Traveling solo can be a liberating and rewarding experience, especially for seniors. With solo tours, seniors can explore the world on their own terms and enjoy the freedom of being able to choose their own activities and destinations. Here are some tips for making the most of a solo tour.
Benefits of Solo Tours
Solo tours offer a number of benefits for seniors. For one, they allow seniors to travel at their own pace and explore destinations without having to worry about coordinating with other travelers. Additionally, solo tours give seniors the opportunity to meet new people and make connections with locals in different countries. Finally, solo tours provide an opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth as seniors can take time to reflect on their experiences without having to worry about accommodating others.
Choosing a Tour Company
When selecting a tour company, it’s important to consider the type of experience you’re looking for. Some tour companies specialize in luxury experiences while others focus on budget-friendly options. It’s also important to research the safety record of each company and read reviews from previous customers before making a decision. Additionally, it’s important to make sure that the company offers support services such as medical assistance or emergency evacuation in case of an emergency.
Preparing for Your Trip
Once you’ve chosen a tour company, it’s time to start preparing for your trip. Make sure that you have all necessary documents such as passports and visas in order before you leave. Additionally, it’s important to research your destination so that you know what kind of clothing and supplies you should bring with you. Finally, make sure that you have adequate travel insurance coverage in case something goes wrong during your trip.
By following these tips, seniors can make the most out of their solo tours and enjoy all that traveling has to offer.
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November & December 2022: The Worlds Collide Tour with Evanescence
Our co-headline ‘Worlds Collide’ European Tour will still happen this year: our arena tour together with Evanescence that was originally due to kick off in March 2020, will now move to November and December 2022.
As the world has finally reopened and tours and festivals have been happening all around the globe again, both us and Evanescence are very optimistic about the tour finally happening. All existing tickets & VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues remain the same. For more information, please visit www.worldscollidetour.net
November 2022: WED 9 th Munich, DE Olympiahalle (tickets valid from original April 15 show) THU 10 th Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum Milan (tickets valid from original April 14 show) SAT 12 th Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion (tickets valid from original April 12 th show) MON 14 th London, UK The O2 (tickets valid from original April 7) TUE 15 th Birmingham, UK Arena Birmingham (tickets valid from original May 1 show) THU 17 th Glasgow, UK OVO Hydro (tickets valid from original April 28 show) SAT 19 th Leeds, UK First Direct Arena (tickets valid from original April 30 show) MON 21 st Brussels, BE Palais (tickets valid from original April 4 show) TUE 22 nd Brussels, BE Palais (tickets valid from original April 24 show) WED 23 rd Festhalle, Frankfurt DE (tickets valid from original April 11 show) FRI 25 th Düsseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle (tickets valid from original April 20 show) SUN 27 th Paris, FR Accor hotels Arena (tickets valid from original April 5 show) TUE 29 th Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome (tickets valid from original April 21 show) WED 30 th Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome (tickets valid from original April 22 show)
December 2022: THU 1 st Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU Rockhal (tickets valid from original April 26 show) SAT 3 rd Leipzig, DE Leipzig Arena (tickets valid from original April 18 show) MON 5 th Gliwice, PL Arena Gliwice (tickets valid from the original Sept 20 show) WED 7 th Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena (tickets valid from original April 17 show) THUR 8 th Berlin, DE Velodrom (tickets valid from original April 9 show)
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In pictures: Evanescence and Within Temptation’s epic Worlds Collide tour
It’s been a looooong time coming, but finally Evanescene and Within Temptation’s Worlds Collide co-headline tour hit London’s The O2 last night – and it was absolutely incredible.
Unbelievably, it’s been over three years since Evanescence and Within Temptation announced that they would be joining forces for a co-headline tour.
Of course, we all know the reason for the delays, but at long last their Worlds Collide tour finally hit London’s massive The O2 last night (November 14), and it was more than worth the wait. From the production to the setlists the two bands were a match made in heaven – as Amy Lee predicted when we interviewed her and Sharon den Adel about the tour in 2019…
“We feel like we have our two separate worlds, separate lives across the ocean, but in a lot of ways there are some major similarities,” the singer said. “And to be able to bring these two worlds together for the first time just seems like a perfect match for both of us. Obviously there are differences, but you want that. You want contrast in the show but it’s cool to be able to see the similarities and embrace those, too.”
“We’ve played big shows and venues in some countries, but to do a whole tour like this is something new,” explained Sharon. “And with the two bands, we’re in the same scene and we have some similarities. We also have some differences in the music, of course, but I think the combination makes this tour really strong.”
Check out Paul Harries ’ awesome snaps from the night below…
Swipe across to see the gallery.
See the full Within Temptation setlist:
1. Our Solemn Hour 2. Faster 3. Paradise (What About Us?) 4. Stand My Ground 5. Angels 6. The Purge 7. Raise Your Banner 8. Entertain You 9. Supernova 10. The Reckoning 11. Don’t Pray For Me 12. All I Need 13. Ice Queen 14. What Have You Done 15. Mother Earth
See the full Evanescence setlist:
1. Broken Pieces Shine 2. Made Of Stone 3. Take Cover 4. Going Under 5. Wasted On You 6. Lose Control / Part Of Me / Never Go Back 7. Far From Heaven 8. Your Star 9. End Of The Dream 10. Better Without You 11. Call Me When You're Sober 12. Imaginary 13. Use My Voice 14. Blind Belief 15. My Immortal 16. Bring Me To Life
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3 years later and after 2 postponements, The World’s Collide Tour is finally going ahead. We’ve been waiting a long time to see Evanescence and Within Temptation brings their co-headline tour to the UK and after seeing glimpses of the first few shows, we can barely contain our excitement for tonight!!
Up first is Veridia who is another strong female-led band. Prior to this tour, I have to admit that they had not hit my radar but after a quick preview on Spotify, it’s clear why these guys are opening the tour. Starting with “Blood Diamond” there is a strong middle Eastern influence to their sound which is exemplified when Deena Jakoub drops her mic and picks up some LED fans to dance with. She is a powerhouse of a frontwoman and vocalist as she gets the crowd warmed up between songs and showcases her vocal range during them. There is no doubt that these guys have a strong metal sound but the backing tracks and melodies in the vocals make this stand out as something special. Amy Lee certainly thinks so having invited the band on the tour and also joining them on stage to play the piano for “I’ll Never Be Ready” which Jakoubs explains is a song close to her heart as it’s about the loss of her dad and something she bonded with Lee over after she also lost her brother. After a heartwarming moment like that Jacobs knows that they need to pump the energy back up and with the crowd clapping along gives us “At the End of the World” and “I Won’t Stay Down” to close the set.
As it’s a co-headlining tour, the last slot changes each night and tonight it’s Evanescence’s turn to hit the stage first. Having only seen these guys perform with a full orchestra, I’m excited to see a full-stage show. As the lights go down and the intro track plays, a light show before the screen gives a brief countdown for the band to take to the stage. Amy Lee appears at the back of the stage as they kick things off with “Broken Pieces Shine”. From the moment she hits the stage to the moment she leaves, Lee has an incredible stage presence that you can’t take your eyes away from. Her voice is phenomenal as she moves from soft melodies to heavier metal sounds. The setlist is very heavy as it takes it all the way back to “Going Under” while also including many of the more recent songs such as “Made of Stone”. That’s not to say that there’s no time for Amy to get behind the piano for “Far From Heaven” and “Your Star” and provide some of those haunting vocals that she’s so well known for. The rest of the band is on fire tonight too as they stand tall as the backbone of the performance. All of this is accompanied by one of the best light shows I have to say I’ve ever seen. From the lit-up risers to the LED backlights to the patterned lights above the piano, every single one works in perfect harmony with the music bringing a whole extra level of drama to the performance. As we head into the last half hour of the set, the band take it back to a very heavy version of “Call Me When You’re Sober” and “Imaginary” which the crowd love. There’s time for 2 more of the newer hits with the inspirational “Use Your Voice” and “Blind Belief” before a huge ending. With such a long-awaited tour, it’s only fitting to end with two of the band’s biggest hits. Starting with “My Immortal” the crowd are quick to sing along before taking it all the way to “Bring Me to Life”. It’s been an incredible show and well worth the wait to see Evanescence hit the stage again!
After a huge changeover on the stage, it’s time for Within Temptation to take over. Just looking at the stage, it’s clear we’re in for a very different performance from these guys. As the smoke fills the stage and video visuals begin, Within Temptation has a very different way of bringing the drama to the stage. As the main circular lighting rig lifts, Sharon Den Adel is ready to go behind it as they start the show with “See Who I Am”. These guys have a
different energy to them as the band runs around the stage making the most of the set. This continues through “Faster” and “Paradise(What About Us?)” as the lighting rivals that of Evanescence. Throughout this, the lighting rig which had hidden Sharon at the start is now raised above the stage and playing the original song videos. As the set continues into “Angels”, Sharon is raised above the huge head that stands at the back of the stage as the floor is filled with smoke. The show keeps on giving though as the pyro kicks in for “Stand My Ground” and flames shoot from the stage. At this point Sharon takes a moment and asks the crowd if they would fight for their country as she dedicates “Raise your Banner” to Ukraine and brings a Ukrainian Flag out to wave as she performs to a backdrop of more flames. At the end of the song she comes forward to speak to a fan on the front row who is from the Ukraine and becomes speechless before saying how glad she is that they are here safe. As the show continues, there’s more spectacular pyro with which the crowd are encouraged to raise their hands in time. The band’s performance throughout tonight is outstanding as they perform hit after hit with incredible precision and energy. While these guys have brought a full stage show, it doesn’t distract from how talented this band are. Sharon’s voice is incredible live too as she moves from the heavy melodies to operatic tones. Even suspended high above the stage she hits every note as though her feet are on solid ground and this is even more impressive when she admits that she doesn’t like flying! As we head towards the end of the night, there’s time for another big sing along with “What Have You Done” before closing with “Ice Queen” and “Mother Earth”. It’s safe to say it’s been one hell of a show.
The World’s Collide tour showcases some of the leading female fronted bands in the rock and metal genre. Both Evanescence and Within Temptation have their own unique styles and have put on two very different shows under one roof in one night. What these bands have in common though is that they are forces to be reckoned with and put on some of the most incredible stage shows. Here’s to hoping it’s not another 2 and a half years before they play again!
Review: Emmie Ellis
Photography: Mark Ellis
MON 21 st Brussels, Palais TUE 22 nd Brussels, Palais WED 23 rd Frankfurt, Festhalle, FRI 25 th Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle SUN 27 th Paris, Accor Hotels Arena TUE 29 th Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome WED 30 th Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
DECEMBER THU 1 st Luxembourg, Rockhal SAT 3 rd Leipzig, Leipzig Arena MON 5 th Gliwice, Arena Gliwice WED 7 th Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena MON 12th Lisbon, Campo Pequano* WED 14th Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre* *Evanescence only
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