On August 3, Pop Culture Madness magazine conducted an interview with Evanescence drummer Will Hunt at the Atlantic City, New Jersey stop of the Carnival Of Madness tour. You can now watch the chat below.
Evanescence is headlining this year’s edition of Carnival Of Madness, the annual touring rock extravaganza, with support from Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine. The trek kicked off on July 31 in Springfield, Illinois and will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh.
Evanescence released its self-titled third major label album last October, five years after the group issued its last effort, 2006′s The Open Door. But one of the reasons the new record took so long to come out is that Lee began work on a version of it in 2010 that she ended up scrapping. The Pulse Of Radio asked Lee why that first attempt at recording didn’t work out. “I think it really was a case of us going in the studio too soon,” she said. “I think people a lot of times get pressure for moving fast, especially in this day and age — you know, the public has a short attention span, you know, it’s all about striking while the iron’s hot. I don’t believe that. I believe in great music. If this is gonna be our big Evanescence comeback record, it wasn’t there yet. So we kept working. We ended up making a record that I’m just, it’s my favorite so far. We’re all really proud of it.” Check out our album review.
Evanescence third album sold 127,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The Open Door has shifted 2.1 million copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Evanescence‘s debut album, Fallen, has sold 7.6 million copies since its March 2003 release.
Carnival of Madness Tour Dates
8/20 – Sioux City, Iowa – Venue TBA
8/21 – Milwaukee, Wis. – (*) Eagles Ballroom
8/23 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – (**) Rock The Rapids – Downtown
8/24 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Music Theatre
8/26 – Chicago, Ill. – Toyota Park
8/28 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – (**) Stage AE
8/29 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Amphiteatre
8/30 – Uncasville, Conn. – (**) Mohegan Sun
9/2 – Buffalo, N.Y. (**) – Venue TBA
9/5 – Evansville, Ind. – Venue TBA
(*) Show features Evanescence and New Medicine with very special guests
(**) Show features Evanescence and Chevelle with very special guests
For tickets and more visit their website.
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