Led by founder and vocalist-pianist Amy Lee, the Grammy-winning band, which was formed in Arkansas back in 1995, has had several lineup changes over the years. But, as Lee told Noisecreep just hours before the first show of the 2011 tour, for her the current lineup – and the new album – are everything she’s been waiting for.
As an artist, what sort of pressure is there in having so much attention paid to a new release?
Lots! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel it personally feel lots of pressure. But that’s okay. Right now I feel very confident in the music we made for this album, especially because it was so much more of a group effort than before. As a band, and I’ve been there since the start, I can honestly say this is as strong a unit as we have been and as we have sounded. Everything is very good right now and so even with all the attention, I’m having lots of fun talking about everything. Things are good.
In the time you’ve taken off from the band, was this always part of the plan – to come back strong?No. I actually didn’t have a plan. My thinking was to wait until the right ideas hit, if they hit me, and they finally did. I obsess over everything, too, which results in lots of time going by. I can’t just write a song, I will obsess over and and over about it, what it sounds, what it means – and so when all that started happening again, all the inspiration, then I knew it was time for us to get back. As an artist I was more interested in waiting for the muse to hit rather than feel like we just had to do another album.
Read the full chat between Noisecreep and Amy Lee HERE.
Evanscence have released its self-titled third major label album last Tuesday (October 11), five years after the group issued its last effort, 2006’s The Open Door. The first single from the new disc is called What You Want.
Evanescence North American Tour:
Oct. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theater
Oct. 18 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
Oct. 19 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
Oct. 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater
Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
Oct. 25 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
Oct. 27 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Oct. 28 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Oct. 30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat, House of Blues
Nov. 01 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Upcoming European Tourdates:
11/4: London, UK
11/7: Manchester, UK
11/8: Glasgow, UK
11/10: Plymouth, UK
11/12: Leeds, UK
11/13: Birmingham, UK
11/17: Offenbach, Germany
11/18: Dusseldorf, Germany
11/20: Berlin, Germany
11/21: Munich, Germany
‘Evanescence’ ‘Made Of Stone’ Available For Streaming [Sept. 2011]
‘Evanescence’ ‘What You Want’ Video Released [Pre-orders Available] [Sept. 2011]
‘Evanescence’: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire ‘Rock In Rio’ Performance [+Behind The Scenes Video] [October 2011]