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May13

Lindsey Stirling, Amy Lee, Evanescence tour: We ‘lift each other’

From upi.com: Violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling said touring with Amy Lee and Evanescence offers an important message about how the best way to empower women is for them to support each other.

“Rather than waiting for everybody to let us into those offices, we’re going to be the ones to lift each other,” Stirling said, adding she is interested in composing music with other women and chose to go on tour with Evanescence, in part, because it is led by a woman.

The artists will perform their own concerts with various live orchestras throughout the country and will also make guest appearances in each other’s sets. A female conductor has also been employed for their upcoming road show.

Stirling and Lee told UPI they have been fans of each other’s work for years and are excited to tour together this summer.

“What I really love about Lindsey the most is I feel like she created her own genre,” Lee, 36, said recently during a Live Nation press day in New York. “I don’t know of another person who has gone out as an instrumentalist, like a violinist, and had this amazing, mainstream presence.”

“I have been a huge Amy fan, huge Evanescence fan. When I heard ‘Bring Me to Life’ for the first time, I was just so struck by the contrast in the music,” said Stirling, 31. “When I started to create my own music, I wanted to have that same contrast in my music, this light versus dark and this edgy versus smooth and soaring.”

Stirling — who is famous for viral videos such as “Crystallize” and “Shadows” — said she doesn’t expect the inspiration she draws from Lee to fade now that they are working together.

“I think that is really a unique story for me to get to tell as I enter the stage every night. Hey, I never would have expected as a teenager that I would one day get to share the stage with my idol. And to be like: ‘Guys, dream it, believe it, see it. Because it could happen.'”

Lee said she is thrilled and a little anxious about performing Evanescence songs such as “My Immortal,” “Lithium” and “Everybody’s Fool” with new orchestral musicians in each city they visit.

“It’s a beautiful tightrope live,” she said. “It’s weird and it’s scary. Anything could happen.”

Lee said she has wanted since she was a teenager to perform with a full, live orchestra, but always thought it was too expensive and difficult to organize until her new management team came along and helped her realize her dream.

“I simultaneously wanted to be in a rock band and wanted to be Danny Elfman and score film and the sound of the band really is sort of a combination of those things,” she said. “It just felt like it would be so fun and fulfilling to finally show a whole other side to the music that I really feel very connected to.” [Source]

Apr24

Photo Gallery Update: Kerrang Issue K!1717

I have added some new scans of the Magazine Kerrang Issue K!1717 featuring Amy Lee and Evanescence. Hope you all enjoy!

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Apr18

Amy On Evanescence’s Success: ‘I Feel Proud When I Look Back’

From blabbermouth.net: Amy Lee and guitarist Jen Majura were recently interviewed by Belgium’s RTBF. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked how she looks back on Evanescence‘s success so far, Amy said: “I feel proud when I look back. I look back to those early times and see my face, especially if I see an old an interview or a performance when we were on that ‘Fallen’ tour, and I look like a kid. I was a kid; I’d only lived outside my parents’ house for, like, four years. So I see it and I’m, like, ‘Woah! What an incredibly crazy thing to happen.’ And I know that, behind it all, I was juggling a lot, just adjusting emotionally and trying to keep the band together and everything else crazy that goes along with doing this.

“This has been a very retrospective era for us,” she continued. “We made this box set of our history, and now we’ve done ‘Synthesis’, which is a beautiful reflection of our music throughout my career, and then adding some new things in it.”

Evanescence and acclaimed electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling will embark on a co-headlining 2018 summer amphitheater tour across North America. The trek, produced by Live Nation, will kick off July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Starlight Theatre and will make stops in 31 North American cities. The tour will wrap September 8 in Ridgefield, Washington at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater.

Both artists’ shows will be accompanied by a full orchestra, highlighting both acts musicality and their incredible performance abilities that continue to blow fans away. The orchestrated performances will also perfectly accent the astounding amphitheater venues across the U.S. and Canada that the two will be performing in, making for a magical summer evening.

The two artists recently collaborated on the song “Hi-Lo” from the latest Evanescence album, “Synthesis”, which features a virtuosic violin solo by Lindsey Stirling.

“Synthesis” was released in November. The disc sees many of Evanescence’s songs reworked in new ways, incorporating orchestral and electronic elements into the original compositions.

The “Synthesis Live” tour launched in October and like the album, it features a full orchestra and electronics.

 

Apr18

Photo Gallery Update: Instagram photos added

I have added a new category to the photo gallery and it features some of the Instagram photos that Evanescence and Amy post. Hope you all enjoy!

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Apr17

Lost Whispers album includes rare bonus tracks & B-sides

Apr16

Photo gallery update: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

I have added some new photos to the gallery from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia on 02/10/2018. Hope you enjoy!

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Apr11

Amy Lee Faces Down Her Past

From kerrang.com K!1717: Fifteen years have passed since Evanescence first introduced themselves to the world – and life for Amy Lee is today unrecognisable to the one she knew back then. As the band’s Synthesis tour blazes across the globe, in our world-exclusive interview Kerrang! finds a vocalist reflecting on the past, focusing on the present, and considering a future that remains unwritten…

We’ve also collaborated with the band and artist Paul Brown – the man behind the Synthesis cover – for an exclusive art print!

Elsewhere in the mag, in a super-honest chat, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz looks back over the band’s career, as well as his own personal trials and tribulations. On top of that, emo heroes The Get Up Kids tell us all about their return; we go inside the many sides of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong; Alcest, Deafheaven and Møl explore black metal’s deepest corners; Mat McNerney reveals Grave Pleasures’ heart of darkness; and Neck Deep prove that pop-punk tours really are about pizza, partying and pissing about.

Over in the reviews section, A Perfect Circle return to set the world to rights on their beautifully-crafted third album, Metallica’s classic covers EP gets the reissue treatment, and nostalgia reigns down under as Download Festival makes its Aussie debut.

There’s also a jam-packed poster section, too: stick Panic! At The Disco, Against Me!, THE FEVER 333, The Wonder Years and Architects on your walls.

The new issue of Kerrang! is available anywhere in the world when you order online through Newsstand. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, April 11 from all good newsagents. [Source]

Apr11

Photo Gallery has reached over 100k views!

Thank you to everyone that have visited Amy Lee Fans. Our photo gallery has reached over 100,000 views today and we appreciate everyone who has made this possible. To celebrate this milestone take a look at some of the most viewed pictures in the gallery.


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Apr01

Evanescence at Royal Festival Hall

A single spotlight shines, filled with fog as it illuminates Amy Lee, talented lead singer of the alternative rock band Evanescence. It’s a cold spring night in London and the Royal Festival Hall crowd is screaming along to every lyric of the five-piece’s new album, Synthesis. The accompanying orchestra, conducted by Susie Seiter, adds a beautiful depth to each piece. Everyone in the audience, from superfans to newcomers, is swept away by the performers’ immense stage presence.

Lee is a powerful vocalist and equally formidable on the piano, and when joined by her contingents, she truly comes alive. Passion is written across her face; the intense emotion that supplements each string of words says as much as the lyrics themselves do. Even with incredible drummer Will Hunt tossing his sticks and crafting outrageous fills, all eyes are on Lee. And whenever the singing isn’t completely understandable, the frontwoman makes up for it with her range: her highest notes are perhaps even more sustained than her natural lower register.

Under deep red and violet lighting, the crowd excitedly joins Evanescence in a lively performance of Bring Me to Life, which starts off soft but ends in a rousing chorus. In Lithium, Lee proves she sings just as well without the synthesised effects that have become one of the band’s hallmarks; Lost in Paradise, showcases the majesty of the orchestra.

Before performing My Immortal, Lee explains that their fans have given a new meaning to the piece. Each member works in harmonious unity throughout the piece, shining as more than a sum of their parts.

The concert is best represented by what the singer says towards the finale of the show, when she proclaims that people who enjoy songs “this emotional … feel a lot but don’t say as much [we] feel. The only way through is what we have together.” As much as the night is about music, it is also about coming together and feeling emotions – whether those be pain, pensive contemplation, or rage – as one. [Source]

Mar25

15 Years Of Fallen

On March 4th, 2003 Evanescence released their debut album “Fallen“. Fallen is Evanescence’s most commercially successful album to date, selling more than seven million copies in the United States and over 17 million copies worldwide.

Fifteen years on, while Lee continues with Evanescence, Fallen has aged gracefully. It’s easy to hear why the band was among the class of rock groups that went multiplatinum at the turn of the millennium. Its formidable combination of power and melody was more than enough of a foundation to withstand the trends of its time. [Source]

On the 15th anniversary of the Mar. 4, 2003 release of Fallen, take a look back at the album with this classic track-by-track take.

1. “Going Under”

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