Within Temptation & Evanescence Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour

Within Temptation and Evanescence have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. The trek will now take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

09/02 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena
09/03 Leeds, UK – First Direct arena
09/05 Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
09/06 London, UK – O2 Arena
09/08 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggodome
09/09 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggodome
09/11 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
09/12 Brussels, BEL – Palaid 12
09/14 Paris, FRA – Accor Hotels Arena
09/17 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
09/18 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
09/21 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
09/22 Munich, GER – Zenith
09/24 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
09/25 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal 2
09/27 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
09/29 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
10/01 Madrid, SPA – Palacio de Vistalegre (no Within Temptation)

Within Temptation & Evanescence Postpone European/UK Tour

Within Temptation and Evanescence have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now expected to take place in the fall.

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel commented:

“We are sorry to announce that our tour will be postponed. Nevertheless, in the meantime we will continue our preparation for the most kick-ass tour ever and more good news, new WT material will see daylight before the tour starts. We can’t wait to see you when the time comes. In the meantime, take care and be safe.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee added:

“As many of you have already predicted, it is beyond our control that our upcoming European tour will have to be postponed. The show WILL go on, and we are already busy locking in the new dates for this fall. We are disappointed to make you wait, but fully agree that your health, safety and lives are more important than a concert. We will be releasing the first new music from our new album very soon, and are going to turn our full focus toward that till the show can go on. Stay tuned for new dates and new music. We love you!”

Amy Lee On New Evanescence Music: “It’s Definitely 100% Us, But It’s Also Taking Risks”

During an interview with “Loudwire Nights,” Evanescence’s Amy Lee talked a bit about the band’s new music. According to the singer, the new material is 100% Evanescence, but it also has some “risks.”

Lee said the following:

“This has been something where we are all in there together for most of the time so far.

We’re in there with [producer] Nick Raskulinecz right now, who we’ve worked with before and loved working with before. He produced our self-titled album, which is really our favorite album. He also mixed [EVANESCENCE’s recent cover of the FLEETWOOD MAC song] ‘The Chain’.

We’ve been in there kind of working as a team. The songs came from all different places. They’re not all in the same vein.

We’re working on four songs right now. Originally, we were gonna go in there and just do two. I just wanna kind of do a few songs at a time, keep writing, go in and do a few more, release ’em one by one. But once we opened the can of worms, it kept growing. ‘Oh, we can’t do this one and not do this one. We have to do four.’ So, it’s four. So we’re working double hard to get it all done with the time that we have. But it’s going really great.”

She also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s a combination of a lot of things. It’s definitely one hundred percent us, but it’s also taking risks. And I think it’s meaningful — it’s deeply meaningful. But at the same time, a lot of it has attitude. I don’t know if I can explain that super well, but some of our music is like that. If you can listen back and think about, especially some of the later music, like ‘What You Want’ or ‘Call Me When You’re Sober’, there’s a track or two in there that is the next step from that in its feeling, I would say.”

Lee also talked about lyrical themes:

“I’ve got a new perspective in my life right now — not just because everything is so awesome and I’m older and I have a kid, but also suffered some serious loss in the past few years; I lost my brother. I definitely have felt like I have one foot on the other side a lot the past two years. So there’s a lot of writing that’s, I guess, in a way, back to my roots in that I’m searching for meaning in things. But it’s not all dark and serious. If you’re gonna sum up your whole self, it’s gonna take a lot of words and a lot of songs. I don’t know if I can do it in one album, but [laughs] I can do my best.”

She continued after being asked about release plans:

“Well, it’s gonna be a song at a time, like I said, so it’s not like we’re gonna drop a 12-song record all of a sudden at any point. I do wanna have our first new song out by the time we go on our April tour, because I wanna be playing it then. That’s the best I can give you.

I wanna do one at a time for a couple of reasons. One, it’s just fun for us to do it that way. But I kind of wanna give each one its own moment. And that’s the way I digest music anyway — usually a piece at a time. And I don’t think that’s that weird; I think a lot of people are that way. So I think it would be really fun for us all to be able to kind of go on a journey together simultaneously as people that follow this band or like this band… We’ll probably do that for, like, five or six songs and then drop the rest of it together in the end.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence Offer Behind The Scenes Look At The Making Of “The Chain” Video

Evanescence recently released a music video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and have now shared a behind the scenes look at the clip. You can check that out below. The band recorded a full version of “The Chain” after Amy Lee previously lent her voice to the trailer for the latest installment in the “Gears Of War” series, “Gears 5.”

Evanescence Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”

Evanescence have premiered a new video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” The band recorded a full version of the track after Amy Lee previously lent her voice to the trailer for the latest installment in the “Gears Of War” series, “Gears 5.”

Lee commented:

“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version.”

Director P.R. Brown added:

“The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.”

Amy Lee On New Evanescence Album: ‘We’re Definitely In The Mood To Rock’

During a recent interview with Billboard, Evanescence’s Amy Lee talked a bit about the band’s new album. The singer described the new material as “dark and heavy” once again and also said that the band are “definitely in the mood to rock.”

Lee said the following:

“We have a nice collection of songs, and a vibe and a theme is starting to develop, and I’m really excited about where it’s headed. I don’t want to give too much away because it has a long way to go, but we’re definitely in the mood to rock. It’s dark and heavy.”

She added:

“We’ve been enjoying kind of erring on the heavy side right now because we just came off of ‘Synthesis’. It feels like it’s time to get in there and go for it.”

Lee also confirmed that the record will be tracked over several sessions:

“We’re going to get a few songs that we know we’re ready to record that we love and go into the studio with a producer. Then we’re going to keep working and maybe try out a different producer on those couple songs.”

The band might not release all of the songs at once, but Lee said Evanescence is “an album band,” meaning that “at the end of the project, there has to be a full album.” She continued: “I just feel like that’s who we are.”

Evanescence To Start Recording New Album In Early 2020

During a recent interview with Summa Inferno, Evanescence’s Amy Lee offered an update on the band’s new album. According to her, the group will “start [recording] some of it” early next year.

Lee said the following:

“We’re working on a new album — the first time in a long time. We’ve been just getting together for a little band camp — little writing camps — for a few days and we just work on new music. So, I’m excited. I think it sounds awesome. We’re going in the studio sometime in the beginning of next year to start [recording] some of it. We’re not gonna do it all at once; we’re gonna just, like, ‘go as we go’ kind of thing. So, yeah, there should be new music to hear pretty soon.”

The singer also talked about the new material during a Reddit AMA:

“Well, I listen to our new music every day. I’m absolutely living in it. This is always the case for me, really, but I’m in the center of the zone right now, watching the picture take shape and swimming inside every new piece as it appears. I can’t wait for you to hear it. It’s dark and heavy. It’s also got moments of weird and sparse. Little bit of everything. Definitely some ‘The Open Door’ [2006] vibes, but not the same.”

[via Blabbermouth]