Evanescence gets creative with upcoming album and tour

Evanescence is back and ready to explore a much different sound than before. The rock band announced their fourth studio album, Synthesis, will feature a selection of songs from their catalog re-arranged with classical orchestration. 

There is no word on an official tracklist for the album, though two original songs and hit single “Bring Me to Life” are confirmed to be included with the re-workings of previously-released hits. The Grammy-winning band revealed they are in the final stages of recording to prepare for a fall release. In promotion of the album, Evanescence will embark on a 28-date North American tour, which kicks off Oct. 14 in Las Vegas. To fully-embrace their newfound artistic sound, the band will tour with a full orchestra supporting them.

“This will be our first time touring with orchestra 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,” frontwoman Amy Lee said in an official statement. “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.”

The band is working alongside composer and orchestra arranger David Campbell on the project, a creative move which Lee claims has been a long time coming.

“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,” she said.

See the full Synthesis Live tour dates below and find tickets here.

Oct. 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater

Oct. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

Oct. 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Oct. 20 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center

Oct. 22 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

Oct. 23 – New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theater

Oct. 25 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Oct. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Oct. 28 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium

Oct. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

Oct. 31 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor

Nov. 2 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater

Nov. 3 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Grand Theater

Nov. 5 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

Nov. 7 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Nov. 8 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome Theatre

Nov. 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

Nov. 30 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

Dec. 2 – Carmel, IN – The Palladium

Dec. 5 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

Dec. 6 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre

Dec. 8 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for Performing Arts

Dec. 9 – Windsor, ON – Caesar’s Windsor

Dec. 11 – Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Music Hall

Dec. 13 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

Dec. 15 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort

Dec. 16 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium

Dec. 19 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall