Within Temptation – Koninklijk Theater Carre – Amsterdam, Netherlands – 28th February 2015


Tonight was the second night of Within Temptation’s Hydra Theatre tour which started a few nights earlier in Almere. As with previous theatre tours, the only dates are in the Netherlands – partly due to the fact the tours require a proper theatre rather than standard music venue. Why? Well that’s all down to theTonight was the second night of Within Temptation’s Hydra Theatre tour which started a few nights earlier in Almere. As with previous theatre tours, the only dates are in the Netherlands – partly due to the fact the tours require a proper theatre rather than standard music venue. Why? Well that’s all down to the setup they have. At the back of the stage is a video screen, but behind the band, and well forward of the screen is another screen – this time see-through. As the show begins, the reason for this becomes clear. Smoke forms before morphing into an orchestra sat on a balcony above and behind the band. These aren’t static images though – it’s video that is timed to perfection – as the drummers with the orchestra strike their drums it coincides with the real drum strokes of Within Temptation’s drummer. There are two live musicians on the balcony too – a violinist and a cellist, and at times it’s hard to tell the real musicians from the video ones – this show really does blend fantasy and reality together. The show is split into two fifty minute sets plus an interval. Unlike previous theatre tours […]

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