‘Evanescence’ New Album Artwork Unveiled + European Tour Dates


The cover artwork for Evanescence ‘s forthcoming third, self-titled album can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 11 via Wind-Up Records.

The new album Evanescence was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Veelvet Revolver, Death Angel, Trivium).

Lee began recording an album last year with producer Steve Lillywhite (Dave Matthews Band, U2) that leaned heavily in the direction of electronic and dance music, but her label reportedly rejected that project and made her start from scratch on a more traditional Evanescence offering.“I feel like, not that I’m trying to do what’s important for the music industry, I’m doing what I want — we’re doing what we love,” she told MTV News. “But, at the same time, it’s so refreshing for us to play music that we want to hear. It rocks, and not that there’s nothing going on that does, but less and less; that’s definitely not what’s dominating the airwaves. And it would be so amazing and it’s totally our dream to have that happen for us; not even just for us, but, like, we want to hear rock music again.

“I think that, as a band, we’re really strong,” she continued. “Everybody’s just playing at the top of their game right now, they’re just putting it all in … and it was, like, that mentality the whole time we were working. Like, whatever it takes to make the most amazing thing possible.”

Evanescence played its first concert in almost two years on August 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The group performed four new songs from its upcoming self-titled third album, including first single What You Want, which opened the show.Watch 2 live video’s here.

A five-year drought ended for Evanescence fans on August 8 when the band performed its What You Want live on MTV, with the song also heading to rock radio and iTunes at the same time.

Evanescence will kick off a 15-city North American run on October 10 in Oakland, California.

Upcoming tourdates:
October 2nd 2011, Rock In Rio, Brazil,
October  6th. 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico

European tour dates:
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

Picture: Evanescence 2011
Evanescence is Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (guitar) Tim McCord (bass) and Will Hunt (drums), Troy McLawhorn (guitar).

Related articles:
‘Evanescence’  heading into the studio for new album (april 2011)
‘Evanescence’ to play ‘Rock in Rio’ September 2011 (may 2011)
‘Evanescence’s ‘Amy Lee’ re-teams with former guitarist ‘Troy McLawhorn’  (june 2011)
 Evanescence’ to play ‘Puerto Rico’ october 6th. (July 2011)


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