Evanescence has been promoting their upcoming LP Synthesis for a short while now, and all the rage is focused on the goth rock band’s placement of intense orchestral arrangements on the long-awaited fourth upcoming studio works.
Founders Ben Moody and Amy Lee parted ways back in 2003, but Lee has revved up her creative engines for the album’s fall release through Bicycle Record.
Exact release date is TBA.
Synthesis is a follow-up to the Arkansas-based group’s self-titled third studio album from 2011. Although the record is made up mostly of past hits that were reworked into a fresh ethereal form by composer David Campbell (who has worked with such names as Adele, Dream Theater, Miley Cyrus, and Michael Jackson), two new songs were recorded for the collection.
“I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation,” Lee told Rolling Stone.
“This will be our first time touring with an orchestra,” she continued, “and I’m so excited to perform this way – really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years. I’m also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack.”
Evanescence hits the road in October for the fall run with the full orchestra in-tow. The tour kicks off Saturday, October 14 at The Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, and wraps just before Christmas on Tuesday, December 19 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon.
Visit Evanescence’s official website for more information on ticket availability. Tour dates are as follows:
October 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
October 20 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
October 22 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
October 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theater
October 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
October 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
October 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
October 31 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
November 2 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
November 3 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
November 5 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
November 7 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
November 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
November 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
November 30 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
December 2 – Carmel, IN @ The Palladium
December 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
December 6 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
December 8 – Toronto, ON @ Canada Sony Centre for Performing Arts
December 9 – Windsor, ON @ Canada Caesar’s Windsor
December 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Music Hall
December 13 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
December 15 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
December 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
December 19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall