Evanescence has posted on their twitter about the new Synthesis Live with Orchestra DVD/blu-ray/digital.
And the news is….! We are very excited to announce that Synthesis Live with Orchestra, filmed on our tour by the one and only Paul Brown and mixed by , will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital on 10/12. Pre-order your copy now!
Evanescence and violin virtuoso Lindsey Stirling are teaming up for what will surely be the summer’s more drama-filled tour.
The goth rockers and former YouTube sensation are hitting the road with a full orchestra for a 31-date co-headlining North American amphitheater outing that is slated to kick off on July 6 at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, and will run through a Sept. 8 date at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre in Ridgefield, Washington.
The acts recently collaborated on the song “Hi-Lo,” from Evanescence’s 2017 comeback album, Synthesis, and Stirling is touring in support of her fourth album, last year’s Warmer in the Winter. The 31-year-old violinist didn’t hold back in her excitement about the tour, tweeting, “In case you missed it, my dreams are coming true this summer and @evanescence and I are going on tour together!” In another tweet, Stirling promised to bring an “epic & unforgettable performance” to your town.
Tickets for most of the announced dates will be available on March 9 at 10 a.m. local time, with both acts hosting their own pre-sales for fans and offering limited-edition VIP packages starting Wednesday (March 7). For more information check out Stirling and Evanescence‘s websites.
Logic might have suggested when Evanescence leader Amy Lee had her first child, a son named Jack, three years ago, that motherhood would have meant she would step back from music to some degree.
After all, raising an infant is a major, time-consuming effort in itself, and being a parent is bound to shift priorities away from one’s vocation and toward family life.
For Lee, becoming a mother has had the opposite effect, triggering a new level of musical inspiration and paving the way for the unique new Evanescence album, Synthesis, and an ambitious tour to support the album.
“I always did want to be a mother,” Lee said during a mid-October phone interview. “It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced. It opened my heart up in a way I didn’t expect. So as much of my attention, as much of my focus as [parenting] takes up, it really inspired me. I feel more feelings. I think differently. There’s a new perspective to everything in life since Jack. And I wasn’t prepared for that. You can’t prepare for that. So it actually made me want to come back to work. I was recording when I was pregnant. I released Aftermath after Jack was born.”
Aftermath served as the soundtrack album to the Mark Jackson movie, War Story. Lee was brought in to contribute to the score and soundtrack of the film by her friend, Dave Eggar, who had been recruited for the project by Jackson. [Source]
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Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10.
Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full symphony orchestra, arranged by none other than Beck’s father, veteran arranger David Campbell, whose collaboration with the band dates back to its first album. The concert was the second of Evanescence’s current “Synthesis Live” tour, as they team up with a different symphony orchestra (under the direction of conductor Susie Seiter) in each city for an 80-minute, 18-song set.
Looking more like Maria Callas than Grace Slick in a billowing floor-length black gown with a plunging neckline, Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock’s pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra. Although the set includes just two new songs (the single “Imperfection” and the encore, “Speak to Me,” performed solo by Lee for the film “Voice From the Stone” earlier this year), there is also “Hi Lo” (a 10-year-old song recorded for the first time on the new album) and a pair of newly composed orchestral/piano interludes. Still, she and the ensemble turn the familiar material — including crowd favorites like the Grammy-winning “Bring Me to Life,” “My Immortal,” “Lithium” and “Your Star” — into full-throttle, wide-screen epics, its themes of loss, guilt and self-doubt enlarged to tragedy on the Greek proscenium.
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