Evanescence promised an exciting announcement, and today they delivered. We know the band has been recording their new album, Synthesis, since spring. It’s a reimagining of Evanescence songs we know and love, plus two brand new songs. The album is due out this fall. Now we know a little more:
Today, Evanescence shared the tour dates for their North American “Synthesis Live” tour. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on October 14th and finishes on December 19th in Portland, Oregon. Fans may also be interested in the meet-and-greet packages available. Tickets go on sale this Friday, though VIP pre-sales start tomorrow, August 15th. All ticket sales will come with a digital download of Synthesis upon its release date, as well as first listens of select songs leading up to that date.
The first song we’ll get to hear from Synthesis is a re-worked version of their hit, “Bring Me To Life.” The new recording will be out this Friday, August 18th. Let’s all revisit this classic ahead of its new release:
Check out all the “Synthesis Live” tour dates below:
|Sat 10/14||Las Vegas, NV||The Pearl Concert Theater|
|Sun 10/15||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|Tue 10/17||Phoenix, AZ||Comerica Theatre|
|Fri 10/20||Houston, TX||Revention Music Center|
|Sun 10/22||Irving, TX||The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory|
|Mon 10/23||New Orleans, LA||Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts|
|Wed 10/25||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|Fri 10/27||Atlanta, GA||Chastain Park Amphitheatre|
|Sat 10/28||Charlotte, NC||Ovens Auditorium|
|Mon 10/30||Pittsburgh, PA||Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts|
|Tue 10/31||Oxon Hill, MD||MGM National Harbor|
|Thu 11/2||Upper Darby, PA||Tower Theater|
|Fri 11/3||Mashantucket, CT||Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater|
|Sun 11/5||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre – Boston|
|Tue 11/7||Bethlehem, PA||Sands Bethlehem Event Center|
|Wed 11/8||Baltimore, MD||Hippodrome Theatre|
|Fri 11/10||Brooklyn, NY||Kings Theatre|
|Thu 11/30||Chicago, IL||Chicago Theatre|
|Sat 12/2||Carmel, IN||The Palladium|
|Tue 12/5||Minneapolis, MN||State Theatre|
|Wed 12/6||Madison, WI||Orpheum Theatre|
|Fri 12/8||Toronto, ON Canada||Sony Centre for Performing Arts|
|Sat 12/9||Windsor, ON Canada||Caesar’s Windsor|
|Mon 12/11||Kansas City, MO||Kansas City Music Hall|
|Wed 12/13||Denver, CO||Paramount Theatre|
|Fri 12/15||Reno, NV||Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort|
|Sat 12/16||San Francisco, CA||Masonic Auditorium|
|Tue 12/19||Portland, OR||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall|
The band should be done recording Synthesis in the next few weeks. The album is expected out this fall, most likely by the time the tour kicks off in mid-October.
Synthesis will be the band’s first album in six years. Their next album of all-original material should come out in 2018. Evanescence’s last full album, 2011’s Evanescence, produced singles like “What You Want” and “My Heart Is Broken”. After touring for that album, the band went on hiatus.
Frontwoman Amy Lee had a son with her husband and pursued a number of music projects without the band. In 2014, she released a solo album called Aftermath, comprised of music she had written for the independent film War Story. Late in 2015, she shared four covers of well-known songs before releasing them as an EP the following January. In September 2016, Amy released a second solo album, this time made up of children’s music. Called Dream Too Much, it included some original songs mixed with covers. In early 2017, Amy released an English-language cover of an Italian song called “Love Exists,” followed by an original song called “Speak To Me” for the new film Voice From The Stone. Amy has also composed a new song “Through Your Eyes” for the new film Blind.
Evanescence, meanwhile, had some significant internal changes. The band left Wind-up Records, making them independent for the first time in over a decade. Guitarist Terry Balsamo left the band in 2015, and was replaced by Jen Majura. In early 2017, the band released a vinyl boxset of all their albums – including Origin and a collection of previously released bonus tracks and two new recordings.
Synthesis will be out this fall. Stay tuned for announcements about the tracklisting and exact release date. Catch up on all we know about the album so far. Keep checking back here for all the latest on Synthesis and the band’s next album.
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