Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer have been opening the tour of Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling with a project they call “Cellogram”. This past Friday they released their first EP and it has the participation of Amy Lee in the song “All About Anna” in addition to the singer K’noup.
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Amy Lee has confirmed that Evanescence will soon begin work on the follow-up to 2011’s self-titled effort. “That’s the plan,” she told Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. “The plan is for us to work on a new album next. We don’t have a timeline going on right now — we’ve been focused on [the ‘Synthesis’] tour and this whole crazy massive thing we’ve been doing. But, yeah, that’s totally the plan. You will hear from us.”
Asked if she has been collecting ideas for new Evanescence songs since the release of the band’s last record, she said: “Yeah, always. I’ve got a nice little pile that’s been building up over the years.”
Evanescence‘s latest release was 2017’s “Synthesis”, which was a reimagining of some of the band’s best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones.
In support of “Synthesis”, Evanescence — Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/background vocalist Jen Majura — is currently in the midst of an extensive “Synthesis Live” tour of North America. Also on the bill is Lindsey Stirling, the violinist, dancer and viral video star who appears on the “Synthesis” track “Hi-Lo”. The co-headlining trek, produced by Live Nation, kicked off July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Starlight Theatre and will wrap September 8 in Ridgefield, Washington at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater.
This Friday, Evanescence was back on stage for yet another stage of the tour of the new album “Synthesis”, which will take place only in North America. The band continued to be accompanied by an orchestra as in previous concerts, but this time the tour is in conjunction with the violinist Lindsey Stirling, a soloist of the song “Hi-Lo”, which had a recently released clip.
Already at the first concerts held on July 6 and 7, the band played covers of the songs “Young and Beautiful” by singer Lana Del Rey, “Alive” by Sia, “Shatter Me” by Lindsey herself in partnership with the singer Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, The Beatles “Across the Universe” and Ozzy Osbourne‘s “No More Tears”. Check out excerpts from the fans who attended the concerts:
Last Friday (06/07) was the chosen day, the same day where the Synthesis tour began that brings the duo Evanescence + Lindsey Stirling to the stage, for the band to release a new version of “Hi-Lo” in 360º degrees where we can see in all its glory Evanescence performing one of the new songs of “Synthesis”.
The recording was in charge of “The VR Sessions” and is now available on YouTube!.
The band is premiering a new video for “Hi-Lo”, one of the new song on “Synthesis” album!. In the official website they publish this: continue reading
“When I’ve gone into all these different projects, I’ve always tried to be the chameleon. I feel like… I’ve actually conformed to the music,” Evanescence‘s longest standing drummer Will Hunt admits, struggling for the right phrase. “Whereas in Evanescence, I’m encouraged to be myself, and be okay with that.”
He’s talking from the perspective of having played with bands from Black Label Society, to Device and Crossfade. But by the time he joined the group – fronted by iconic vocalist Amy Lee and formed back in 1995 – for third album Evanescence, he was ready to dive into the inherent challenges: complex rhythms, classically-based composition, and Lee’s penchant for originality.
The band’s latest release Synthesis from November, a masterpiece re-configuration of past classics with orchestral and electronic composition, is no different.
Ahead of the quintet’s nearly sold-out Australian tour in four days, Hunt sat down to chat about being thrown into the deep end with these orchestral shows, relating to rhythm guitarist Jen Majura‘s initial struggles after joining in 2015, and embracing his imperfections.
Amy’s described getting to play the Opera House as a dream come true for her. Do you feel the same way?
“It doesn’t matter if you’re from Australia, if you’ve ever been there or it’s something you’ve seen in person. I think as a musician and performer… Even in America, I grew up seeing pictures of that place and knew what it was from a very young age. I remember being in Australia back in 2012, and we were staying across the street from there [the Opera House]… I saw it and was just like, ‘Wow, man! What an incredible-looking building’.