Evanescence announce summer tour with Lindsey Stirling

 

Evanescence is ready to hit the road once again this year in support of their latest album, but this time around, they will be taking a special guest with them for the full journey. On Tuesday (March 6), the Arkansas-founded band announced plans to hit the road during the months of July, August, and September. The upcoming North American tour, which has not been given an official name, will kick off on July 7 at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. and conclude two months later on Sept. 8 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre in Ridgefield, Wash.

Hitting the road alongside the group during their summertime excursion will be electric violinist Lindsey Stirling.

“We’re very excited to announce our summer North American 2018 tour with Lindsey Stirling across the US – Synthesis style, with a live orchestra,” the band writes in a press statement on their website.

Exclusive artist pre-sales and VIP packages will become available beginning this Wednesday, March 7, at 10 am local time in each city. Pre-sales can be accessed by using the code HILO18. Evanescence is currently offering two different packages to choose from: the Synthesis Pre-Show Experience with Evanescence and the Evanescence Synthesis Soundcheck Experience. More information about the VIP packages can be found on the band’s website.

The upcoming joint tour announcement should not come as much of a surprise for anyone who follows Stirling on social media. On Monday, the musician posted a short video of her being interviewed by someone off camera. In the clip, she is asked if she is a fan of Evanescence and admits that she may have been a casual fan during her middle school days.

As the camera zooms out, the viewer sees how much of a “casual” fan she really is as band posters litter her wall, an Evanescence pillow is laying right next to her, and she is dressed in an Evanescence band tee. As if that wasn’t enough, Stirling’s phone begins to ring during the interview to “Bring Me to Life.” When she looks at the phone she sees that she has a text message from Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee asking if she had any plans for the summer. Cue Stirling’s squeal.

Last year, Evanescence released their fourth studio album Synthesis. The record, which was released in November of 2017, featured reworked versions of the band’s previous material with an orchestral arrangement and electronic music elements. The album also featured two never-before-heard songs.

As for Stirling, the musician competed on season 25 of Dancing with the Star in the fall of 2017. Alongside partner Mark Ballas, the violinist came in second place. Around the same time, she released her fourth studio album, Warmer in the Winter. The album featured guest appearances by Becky G, Trombone Shorty, All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, and former Disney star Sabrina Carpenter.

EVANESCENCE / LINDSEY STIRLING SUMMER 2018 TOUR DATES:

July 6 – Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, MO
July 7 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
July 9 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
July 10 – Ravina – Highland Park, IL
July 12 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
July 14 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 17 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
July 18 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
July 20 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
July 21 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
July 24 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
July 25 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
July 27 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, Canada
July 28 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug. 10 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Aug. 11 – Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
Aug. 14 – Heritage Park Amphitheater – Simpsonville, SC
Aug. 15 – TBD – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 17 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
Aug. 18 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Aug. 20 – Daily’s Place – Jacksonville, FL
Aug. 22 – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square – New Orleans, LA
Aug. 24 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
Aug. 25 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
Aug. 28 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 29 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 31 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Sept. 1 – Five Point Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
Sept. 5 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
Sept. 7 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
Sept. 8 – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre – Ridgefield, WA

Evanescence announces ‘Synthesis Live’ fall tour

Earlier this year, Evanescence confirmed that they had plans to release a new record some time in 2017. While an official release date has yet to be given, the group did give their fans some great news to hold them over until that date is revealed. On Monday (Aug. 14), the Arkansas-founded act announced plans to hit the road during the fall months. The upcoming tour, which has been dubbed “Synthesis Live,” will kick off on Oct. 14 at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas and wrap up almost two months later on Dec. 19 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon.

Like the group’s upcoming record, the tour will feature the band re-imagining some of their best-loved songs with the spotlight on not only the band and frontwoman Amy Lee’s incredible voice and piano-playing skills, but also on electronics and the full orchestra they brought in.

“This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars,” begins Lee in a statement about the group’s decision to take this route for their upcoming album and tour. “I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation.”

Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 18, but “Synthesis Live” fan and VIP pre-sales will begin Tuesday, Aug. 15. Every ticket sold will include a download of Synthesis once it is officially released in the fall. But for fans who cannot wait until the fall to hear the new album, the band has revealed that all ticket buyers will get an instant download of their re-worked version of “Bring Me to Life” which will become available on all streaming services and digital store Friday.

For fans who are interested in the VIP packages, the group will offer several for all budgets. Packages range from getting the best seat in the house to enjoying some champagne and hanging out with the band. For full details about the upcoming tour and the VIP packages available, head on over to Evanescence’s website here.

Currently, the group is still in the studio putting the finishing touches on Synthesis. In addition to Synthesis including re-imagined versions of their old songs, the upcoming release will also feature two brand new songs from Evanescence. For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

SYNTHESIS LIVE TOUR DATES:

October 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
October 20 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
October 22 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
October 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theater
October 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
October 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
October 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
October 31 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
November 2 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
November 3 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
November 5 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
November 7 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
November 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
November 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
November 30 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
December 2 – Carmel, IN @ The Palladium
December 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
December 6 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
December 8 – Toronto, ON @ Canada Sony Centre for Performing Arts
December 9 – Windsor, ON @ Canada Caesar’s Windsor
December 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Music Hall
December 13 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
December 15 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
December 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
December 19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall