Amy Lee has revealed that Evanescence will be releasing a new album called “Synthesis.” This effort will be composed of two new songs as well as old songs that have been rebuilt and re-recorded using an orchestra and elements of electronica, rather than standard rock instruments. The band also plan to tour with an orchestra in support of the album. You can watch Lee discuss all that in the below video:
Evanescence are streaming a re-recorded version of their early song “Even In Death.” The track will be included with band’s “Ultimate Collection” vinyl box set, which will be released tomorrow (February 17).
Evanescence have been covering Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” during their recent concerts. You can see footage of them performing the track during their November 19 show at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey below:
Evanescence have been performing a new song titled “Take Cover” during their recent shows. Check out some fan-filmed footage of the band playing it in Dallas, TX below:
Amy Lee told TeamRock the following:
“We are playing a new song live right now. We got together for rehearsals and we really focused this tour on the fans and the history of the band.
“Kind of in light of this whole [Ultimate Collection] box set (out December 9) theme, we wanted to do everything that the fans want and not just what we felt like doing. It has been so fulfilling and so fun.
“When we got together the guys were really strongly supportive of it, we had a song in the bank. And we were like, ‘You know what the fans would really love is a new song. That’s all they ever ask for.’
“So we knocked the dust off an old song called Take Cover that we had in the bank for a while and we loved it. It’s one of our favourite moments every night on the tour.
“I think they like it a lot. I posted the lyrics on Facebook and now I get at least five people in the front row mouthing along, which is extra fun.”
She also added the following about the possibility of more new music:
“We’re definitely in a creative mindset. We’re playing the best that this band has ever played.
“Everyone is healthy and happy and loves being here and likes working together. It sounds like maybe that shouldn’t be so rare, but it really is.
“So we’re looking for opportunities to work together more and we want to get creative. We’re definitely in that new chapter moment where the wheels are turning.”
Evanescence will release their new vinyl box set, “The Ultimate Collection,” on December 9. This release will include all of the band’s albums, “Fallen“, “The Open Door” and “Evanescence“ on vinyl, along with the band’s previously unreleased demo album “Origin” and a collection of b-sides called “Lost Whispers“ (including the 2016 version of “Even In Death”). It will also come with a 52-page casebound book which contains artwork, pictures, and handwritten lyrics. Preorders can be found HERE, and the first 400 will come with a a collectable bookplate signed by Amy Lee.
Evanescence have announced a fall U.S. tour. The band also revealed that they have special vinyl release in the works. More details on that will be unveiled soon.
10/28 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/01 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
11/03 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
11/05 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
11/06 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
11/09 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
11/10 Saint Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheater
11/12 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Kink Music Festival
11/13 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
11/15 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/16 Greenville, SC – Peace Concert Hall
11/18 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/19 Atlantic City, NJ – Harrah’s Atlantic City Concert Venue
11/22 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre
11/23 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
During their show in Orlando, FL last night (April 30), Evanescence paid tribute to Prince with a performance of his track “Purple Rain.” Prince tragically passed away on April 21, at the age of 57.