Within Temptation & Evanescence Announce European/UK Tour

Within Temptation and Evanescence have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Here’s the dates:

04/04 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
04/05 Paris, FRA – AccorHotels Arena
04/07 London, UK – The O2
04/09 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
04/11 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
04/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
04/14 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
04/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
04/17 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
04/18 Leipzig, GER – Arena Leipzig
04/20 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Hall
04/21 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome


Nita Strauss Joins Evanescence Onstage At Epicenter Festival

During Evanescence’s May 10 set at the 2019 Epicenter festival, the band was joined onstage by Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.). You can see footage of them performing “Disappear” below:

Amy Lee Says Evanescence Are Hoping To Release A New Album In 2020

During a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Grant Random at the Epicenter festival, Amy Lee talked a bit about Evanescence’s current plans. She said the band are using this year to write material for their new album and that they are hoping to release it next year.

Lee said the following about the group’s 2019 plans:

“This is sort of a creation year for us. We’re playing a few festivals and some headlining shows — a little bit, but not too heavy. And in the time in between getting together and starting the writing process for a new album.”

She also added the following when asked when fans can expect to hear the new album:

“Hopefully next year. We’re just gonna get together and see what happens this month, and start doing that more regularly until we feel like we’re ready to do it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence Announce European Tour

Evanescence have announced a headlining European tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/01 Aarburg, SWI – Riverside Open Air Festival
09/02 Verona, ITA – Arena di Verona Open Air Festival
09/04 Pilsen, CZE – DEPO 2015
09/05 Brno, CZE – Výstavište
09/07 Trnava, SLO – Stadion Antona Malatinskeho
09/08 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena
09/11 Sofia, BUL – Arena Armeec
09/13 Istanbul, TUR – Volkswagen Arena
09/15 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane Theatre
09/18 Minsk, BEL – Sports Palace
09/20 Kiev, UKR – Stereo Plaza
09/22 Voronezh, RUS – Grad Grand Hall
09/24 Moscow, RUS – Crocus City Hall
09/26 St. Petersburg, RUS – Yubi Arena

Evanescence Announce Spring U.S. Tour

Evanescence have announced a spring U.S. tour. These dates will take place around various festival appearances.

Tour Dates:

05/03 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/05 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Event Center
05/07 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
05/09 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy Theater
05/10 Concord, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/12 Coraopolis, PA – UPMC Events Center
05/14 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
05/15 Washington, DC – The Anthem
05/18 Camden, NJ – MMRBQ Festival
05/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/18 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/28 Bangor, ME – Impact Festival

Evanescence To Work On New Music In 2019

It looks like Evanescence will be working on new material in 2019. Amy Lee confirmed the news to 93.3 WMMR Rocks! saying it will kind of be “an open year for getting inspired and being creative.”

Lee said the following when asked about new music:

“We all really wanna do it. And it’s not one of those things where it’s, like, ‘Someday, maybe we’ll do something again.’ Everybody’s onboard, and we’re getting together to do a few shows next year in [the rock] style — partially because I think it’ll be good for us to get back to that root, just get back to playing EVANESCENCE-style rock and roll and just jive together again.”

She continued:

“I really love my band; I really like hanging out with them; and I really like making music with them. When we get together, a lot of times, it’s just that we’re just starting out some big tour, so it’s a lot of rehearsing and remembering and repeating. But we’re filled, as we hang out and play together, with ideas and inspiration that we don’t really have time on a show day to get together and jam and flesh out any ideas. So I think it’s gonna be cool that instead of getting on a long tour, next year is sort of an open year for getting inspired and being creative and getting together to play a few shows also. So we have the time to get together and feel each other, be a band, but also there’s room all around us for us to go, ‘Okay. That was fun. I’ve got an idea. How about next week? Is everybody free? Let’s get together. Let’s jam. Let’s see how it goes.’ Because we can. So I’m looking forward to that. The timeline is just that. We’re gonna really spend next year trying to focus on figuring out exactly what we want it to sound like, trying to write some songs and see what happens. So, I don’t know… We’re just gonna be working on it next year. Hopefully by the end… I’m sure by the end of the year, we’ll kind of know what’s going on. [Laughs]”

She also added the following when asked about her thoughts on releasing singles and EPs instead of full albums:

“I like the fact that things have changed. I’m an old-school person when it comes to music in a lot of ways. I like albums, I like stories, I like it when something can be cool by itself but also be a part of something bigger and make sense in a different context. But it doesn’t always have to be like that, because I myself, I don’t always listen to music that way anymore. It’s not like I’m always sitting and listening to a whole album. You can love a song by somebody and there’s only, like, one or two songs that you like by that artist, and that’s okay. I’m open-minded about it. I feel like it’s always been sort of our method to think of things in terms of an album, but I’m not stuck to that completely this time. What if you had an idea…? It’s cool that you have the ability to think like this. What if you had an idea about part of the songs that you’re making — like, four of them or something — to be one style, and then you had an idea for four songs over here to be this totally other style? And then take some time to do some covers. I just think it’s cool to be able to have this freedom to commit to less and do more. I’m totally open to doing a few songs instead of an album here and there, and see what happens.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence Share “My Heart Is Broken” Live Video From “Synthesis Live” DVD

Evanescence have shared a new live video for “My Heart Is Broken” off their new live release “Synthesis Live,” which will be released tomorrow (October 12). That effort was filmed during the band’s orchestral “Synthesis” tour last fall and it will be available as a Blu-ray/CD set, a DVD/CD set, and digitally.