Evanescence will play a second night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo this June.
They’ll now play the venue on both June 13 & 14. It’s the band’s first time in the UK in five years.
“Coming back to Europe has been a high priority for us and we are very excited for the shows this summer,” said vocalist Amy Lee.
“The band has a special new energy right now and we are pushing ourselves and more than ever onstage, and enjoying ourselves immensely. Can’t wait to share it with you!” [Source]
Evanescence have announced their first UK gig in over four years.
The ‘My Immortal’ band will play London’s Eventim Apollo on June 14 – three days after Download Festival 2017 draws to a close. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (January 20) at 9am.
Evanescence last played live in the UK in 2012 when they embarked on a four-date arena tour. The year before, they had released their self-titled third album, which remains their most recent record.
Singer Amy Lee told NME back in 2012 that the band’s next batch of music could take them in a different direction.
“I love folk, that’s a big part of my background,” she said at the time. “I’ve written music that’s a lot simpler and more acoustic and I got into a moment where I’m obsessed with dance music, things like Massive Attack and Portishead. I’d like to do something that’s not driven by loud guitars, I love the aggression they bring, but I’d like to try something out.”
The band took a break following their 2012 tour before regrouping in 2015 for a series of live shows in the US. They also toured the US last year with a setlist that included signature hits ‘Bring Me To Life’, ‘My Immortal’ and ‘Going Under’. [Source]
Amy Lee seems to be diving deeper into the world of film music. After War Story, INDIGO GREY and Voice From The Stone, it was revealed in an interview with A Child Grows in Brooklyn that Lee was writing music for a fourth film. On September 14th, an MTV News article stated that the new movie was title Blind, written by John Buffalo Mailer, directed by Michael Mailer and starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. The composer of the film’s score is Dave Eggar, with whom Amy has previously collaborated on Aftermath, the soundtrack to War Story. According to @EvTod, Chuck Palmer is also part of the film’s score team. It is still unknown to what extent (closing titles song, score etc.) Amy is involved in the soundtrack.
On September 15th, it was announced via an official Press Release that the movie will be premiering for the first time at Woodstock Film Festival in New York on October 13th, 2016. You can download the festival’s program, featuring Blind, by clicking here. Articles on Daily Freeman and IndieWire also talk about the movie’s world premier. A trailer is still to be released, while the movie is expected go to cinemas around the world later this year. [Source]