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Evanescence’s Amy Lee: “The plan is for us to work on a new album next”

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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.

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¡We want the Synthesis Tour in South America!

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It’s that simple, we want the Synthesis Tour in South America! And for that the Chilean fans club Even In Death is initiating a petition through the change.org platform to gather signatures and bring the band to South America.
Sign your support now by clicking here and sharing it through your networks with the hashtag #SynthesisLiveInSouthAmerica

¡Queremos el Synthesis Tour en Sudamerica!

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Así de sencillo, queremos el Synthesis Tour en Sudamérica!. Y para ello el fans club chileno Even In Death esta iniciando una petición a través de la plataforma change.org para reunir firmas y traer a la banda a Sudamérica.
Firma ya tu apoyo haciendo click aquí y compartiéndola a través de tus redes con el hashtag #SynthesisLiveInSouthAmerica

Evanescence plays cover of Lana Del Rey, Sia and others

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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:

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Will Hunt: “Synthesis has done is broadened our horizons, but I’m excited about is the next one”

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“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’. 

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Jen Majura: “I’m looking forward to coming and meeting all the Australian fans”

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With just a week to go until Evanescence kick off the Australian leg of their Synthesis: Live world tour, their first visit to our shores in six years, the anticipation of Australian fans has no doubt hit an all-time high. Following some time off after wrapping up the two U.S. Synthesis: Live tours, Overdrive sat down with guitarist, and more recently, theremin player, Jen Majura to chat all things Synthesis.

While the rest of the band (made up of vocalist Amy Lee, guitarist Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord, and drummer Will Hunt) have toured Australia in the past, this will be Jen’s first visit to our shores and she couldn’t be more excited. “Woohoo! I’m so looking forward to that trip. I’ve never been to Australia and I’ve always, always wanted to go and now thanks to Amy and Evanescence I finally get the chance to see Australia – and eat some Vegemite.” This excitement is a feeling mutually shared among the rest of the band, with Jen describing the tour as more like a big vacation-style trip with good friends.

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Amy Lee on The Age: “I was insecure and unsure”

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In 2003 you’d be hard-pressed to find an Australian commercial radio station that wasn’t blasting Evanescence‘s Bring Me To Life.

The band’s frontwoman, Amy Lee, was transformed into a success story practically overnight. Her rock band sold hundreds of thousands of copies of its debut album with its first week alone. Fallen went on to sell more than 17 million copies worldwide, with one of its tracks featuring on the 2003 Daredevil film.

But behind the smokescreen of success, Lee was struggling to cope with fame.

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Live Photos + Paul Harries Photoshoot

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Live photos from Synthesis tour and new Paul Harries pics were added to the gallery.

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Live Shows 2017 > Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, New York • 10/11/2017

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Live Shows 2017 > The Palladium at The Carmel Center For The Performing Arts, Carmel, Indiana • 02/12/2017

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Live Shows 2017 > Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, Missouri • 03/12/2017

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Live Shows 2017 > State Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota • 05/12/2017

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Paul Harries Photoshoot

Photoshoots 2017 > Session #02

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Preview of Live Synthesis DVD

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A small preview of the Live Synthesis DVD can be seen in this promotional video of the shows in Australia.

We can also see Amy Lee promoting the shows in this video from TEG Live Facebook page.

Amy Lee: “The pressure comes when you feel like you can’t be yourself”

Photo by P. R. Brown

Photo by P. R. Brown

Evanescence will be hitting the east coast of Australia in February with their Synthesis – Live With Orchestra tour. We were lucky enough to chat with frontwoman Amy Lee ahead of the tour.

Performing with an orchestra that you can’t have multiple rehearsals with is no simple feat- what’s behind the decision to tour the upcoming album with local orchestras in each city?

It’s an incredible and intimidating thing. With 28 musicians being added to the band, I can’t really imagine how we would take them all on the road with us! Before we began the tour I was more than a little curious as to how well it would work, but it’s been working beautifully. We owe a lot of that to Susie Seiter, our touring conductor. She spends 2 hours with the orchestra every day going over the whole show and working through the hard parts, teaching them the music. We actually only get 30 minutes with band and orchestra together every day before the show that night, so most of our performance is being done for the very first time as a group in front of the audience. It creates this very raw energy during the show that I love.

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