Muse Announce North American Tour With Evanescence

Muse have announced a 2023 North American tour. Evanescence will open.

Tour Dates:

02/25 Chicago, IL – United Center
02/26 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
02/28 Austin, TX – Moody Center
03/02 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
03/03 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
03/07 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
03/09 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/11 Quebec City, QB – Videotron Centre
03/14 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
03/17 New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
03/19 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
04/02 Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena
04/04 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/06 Los Angeles, CA- Crypto.com Arena
04/08 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
04/10 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
04/12 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
04/16 Portland, OR – Moda Center
04/18 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
04/20 Salt Lake City, UT- Vivint Arena

Watch Evanescence Perform “Bring Me To Life” With P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval In Spokane, WA

During their September 13 show in Spokane, WA, Evanescence were joined onstage by P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval for a performance of “Bring Me To Life.” You can see footage of that below:

Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” Tops U.S. iTunes Chart 19 Years After Release

Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” recently hit No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes chart. The track, which has been seeing a resurgence as of late, appears on the band’s 2003 album “Fallen.” The group commented via Twitter:

Korn’s Jonathan Davis & Evanescence’s Amy Lee Share Their Thoughts On The Current Music Scene

During a chat with Interview, Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Evanescence’s Amy Lee shared their thoughts on the current music scene. The duo say that people have a tendency to focus more on personality instead of talent these days.

Here’s an excerpt from the discussion:

DAVIS: I’m totally into talent. It seems like music has moved on to a place where it doesn’t matter about talent. It’s about how talented the engineer is at faking everything.

LEE: And it has become so much about personalities too, right? I feel like that’s like the new generation. It’s more about a personality than the actual song. I’ve seen their Instagram but like, what is their music? What does that mean to you? But I don’t want to be the old person complaining…

DAVIS: I know. I am old now.

LEE: We’re purists. We’re allowed to say it.

DAVIS: In the long run, it’s cool because everybody’s enjoying music. That’s all that matters.

LEE: There’s still a lot of good stuff out there. The world of rock, especially heavy rock, has just grown and expanded a whole bunch. And I am really excited about what is happening with our tour with all the different openers instead of one. It ended up being this rad combination of cool things.

Evanescence’s Amy Lee On Parting Ways With Jen Majura: “It’s Complicated But At The Same Time You Just Need To Follow Your Heart”

During a recent interview with Revolver, Evanescence singer Amy Lee opened up about parting ways with guitarist Jen Majura. She says the decision was “complicated but at the same time you just need to follow your heart.”

Lee said the following about the band’s new lineup:

“I am so happy, we are all so, so grateful. Emma Anzai is from the band Sick Puppies and we are old friends. We toured together in 2007 and she’s just an excellent musician. We’re all fans of her and just fits us on a personal level really well.

We did a little European run in June and then we did a few shows here and had our first photo shoot with the new lineup just two weeks ago. Some things are just meant to be. Something I’m getting better at as I get older is not trying to control everything so much. Sometimes you just sort of have to listen to the universe and what’s going on and go, ‘You know what, OK, I need to live in the reality of what’s happening now and make something great out of it instead of constantly trying to pull things the way I think they ought to go.’

It’s hard to explain what I’m saying without being specific, and we all love Jen, we had a great time with Jen. Don’t want to make it like it’s anything negative there. But sometimes that chapter just ends, and when you feel that and you know that as a band, that’s how you keep things going. That’s how you keep your team, your band, and everything healthy and moving the way it’s supposed to move.

It’s complicated but at the same time you just need to follow your heart. At the end of the day, when you follow your heart and trust each other, you can move forward into a better place than you could’ve imagined for.

This is big time new for us because I’ve had Tim on bass for 16 years and for the first time he is on guitar, which is fantastic. It’s his original instrument, he’s great on it, he gets into that position when we’re in the writing room a lot. And Emma is just this amazing, seamless … it’s just amazingly cool and the other guys are just thrilled with it as well.

We’re all really happy right now, we’re in a healthy new chapter moment. Those are always really energizing, so we’ve got a lot of energy and are feeling inspired and excited for the future.”

Jen Majura On Getting Fired From Evanescence: “I’m Still In Shock”

During a recent appearance on The Haunted guitarist Ola Englund’s “Coffee With Ola,” Jen Majura further opened up about her departure from Evanescence. The guitarist says she is “still in shock” about the whole situation.

Majura said the following:

“I believe, honestly, it’s three weeks now since I got the news, and I’m still in this blurry, oblivious momentum. I guess I’m still in shock, kind of, because after being married six years, all of a sudden you’re divorced.

You know me, I always try to find the positive in a situation, so every day, step by step — I’m not doing great yet — but every day I find little tiny things that I’m, like, ‘Oh, actually, this is good.'”

She continued when asked how she received the news:

“Honestly, I was cleaning my apartment, and I got the phone call. And first of all, I was, like, ‘Is this a bad joke?’ And I remember, after I got the news, I hung up, and I have this hallway in between my studio and my living room, and I just lay there on the floor, staring at the ceiling, wondering what that was, and literally looking over to my suitcase that I had already started packing, because I was two weeks from going out on the road until pretty much the end of the year.”

She also revealed that she has already been offered roles in other projects:

“I would like to consider [some of these other offers], but not now, not yet. Because I feel like it would be not a nice move if I played the okay person when I’m still processing. I’m not ready to jump into the next marriage right now.

To be really honest, what I wanna do right now is, first of all, focus on me and my music again. Because what I realize is that you, when you… It’s difficult to say… I feel like I lost a little bit of my music inside of me during these past years, because… What I right now do, what I right now want to do is I wanna reconnect with myself and feel and hear and play my music again. And who knows? The plan is, so far — you heard it here first — I’m gonna write my third solo album.”

Majura also added:

“I’m hurt. I’m hurt and still in this blurry confusion of what just happened. I’m getting there. Like I said, it would be wrong of me if I would play the ‘hey, I’m totally okay’ Jen. It’s tough. And like I said, I’m still not great. But I’m getting there every day with tiny little things that make life beautiful.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Footage From Evanescence’s First Show With New Lineup

Last night (June 5), Evanescence took the stage in Athens, Greece for their first show with Tim McCord on guitar and Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) on bass. You can see fan-filmed footage from that concert below. As previously reported, Anzai was recruited as the band’s new bassist after McCord shifted to guitar following the departure of Jen Majura.

Evanescence Bassist Tim McCord Switches To Guitar, Band Recruit Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) As New Bassist

Evanescence bassist Tim McCord will now be taking on guitar duties for the band following the departure of Jen Majura. Furthermore, the group have also welcomed Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) to the band as their new bassist.

Evanescence issued the following statement:

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have some very big news to share.

Introducing our new guitarist…

TIM MCCORD!!

After 16 years in the band as our rock solid bass player, Tim is taking a turn on his original instrument. Spoiler alert- he’s great at it.

And on bass, it is our extreme pleasure to welcome the incredibly talented Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies! We’ve been friends and fans for years, and the time has finally come to join forces.

Emma will be pulling double duty as we have some shows with Sick Puppies coming up soon, so get ready for that! We are all very excited to bring this new formation to the stage for the first time in Athens on June 5. See you soon!”

Singer Amy Lee also commented:

“Making positive change in your life (and band) can be really hard. Some choices we make, some are made for us. But who we are in the end is how we handle whatever comes our way. Today is a big day in my band. Taking another step forward with my brothers who have been beside me for 15+ years, and welcoming in a beautiful friend we are so excited to share the stage with…. I’m happy. You never know whats around the corner, but when something is right you know it’s right. And this feels so right. Welcome Emma! Love all you guys.”

Jen Majura On Her Departure From Evanescence: “None Of This Was My Decision”

Jen Majura has officially commented on her departure from Evanescence. The guitarist said the following:

“I feel the need to address that none of this was my decision! I have no hard feelings against anybody and I wish Evanescence all the best. I am allowed to carry beautiful memories of these past years, I am grateful.”

Evanescence Part Ways With Guitarist Jen Majura

Evanescence have parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura. The band issued the following statement:

“It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we have decided it’s time to go our separate ways. We will always love her and support her, and can’t wait to see what she does next! We are so grateful for the good times and great music we made all around the world together. We are hard at work rehearsing for our upcoming tour and will have some exciting news about the new lineup coming in the next few days, so stay tuned.”