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Beyond the Boys’ Club is a monthly column from journalist and radio host Anne Erickson, focusing on women in rock and metal music, as they offer their perspectives on the music industry and discuss their personal experiences. This month’s piece features an interview with Amy Lee of Evanescence.
There’s no denying that Evanescence were a game changer. When Amy Lee and company came on the scene in the early 2000s, it was a time when mainstream and active rock radio had nothing but male artists on the charts. Evanescence found themselves an anomaly alongside bands such as Limp Bizkit, Creed, and others on the active-rock radio airwaves.
Fast-forward to today, and mainstream rock radio plays a bevy of female-fronted bands, from In This Moment to Halestorm to The Pretty Reckless.
It’s safe to say Evanescence played a large part in mainstream-rock radio opening its mind to playing a female voice on the airwaves, although Lee is humble about it.
“It’s hard to really take credit, because for me, there were a lot of women that came before me,” Lee tells Heavy Consequence. “There’s Shirley Manson — there were some powerful women in my sphere in the ‘90s and the alternative era that we’re killing it. Gwen Stefani, too.”
“It’s not like I was the first-first, but to go into that active-rock space and be able to break through like we did, I did see that it was special.”
Lee spoke with Heavy Consequence for the latest Beyond the Boys’ Club column, discussing the obstacles she faced early on in her career, the rise of women in hard rock and metal over the years, her recent experience touring with a full orchestra, new Evanescence music, and more. [Full Article]
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Evanescence will be breaking out their passports this fall, announcing new international tour dates for September. The band are heading on a string of 14 European dates after wrapping up their shows on U.S. soil this spring and summer.
Amy Lee shared news of the tour via Twitter early this morning, expressing her excitement for the overseas trip.“Europe! You’ve been asking, so we answered. 14 new dates this Sept across 11 countries. Pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local. Use the password EUROPE19. On-sale begins Friday, May 3 at 10am local. All dates at http://www.evanescence.com
Europe! You’ve been asking, so we answered. 14 new dates this Sept across 11 countries.— Evanescence (@evanescence) April 29, 2019
Pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local. Use the password EUROPE19.
On-sale begins Friday, May 3 at 10am local. All dates at https://t.co/FUcOknd1wl - tell us what show you’ll be attending! pic.twitter.com/iizu5xjPao
Evanescence is thrilled to perform at @riveraarburg in Switzerland on September 1, 2019! Tickets available on http://www.riversideaarburg.com/tickets