release fourth studio album
CURRENTLY #1 ON ITUNES AU
+ BOTH SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE SHOWS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT
Today, two-time GRAMMY award-winning group EVANESCENCE release their fourth and most ambitious album to date SYNTHESIS via Sony Music Entertainment. The new album is a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE’s best-loved songs – as well as a couple of new ones – recorded with a full orchestra and electronics, combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice.
EVANESCENCE–lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/ backing vocalist Jen Majura –worked on SYNTHESIS with long-time collaborator, orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell as well as co-producer William Hunt and programmer/mixer Damian Taylor, (Björk, The Killers & Arcade Fire). Living up to its name, SYNTHESIS is a combination of organic and synthesized sounds featuring Lee’sbreathtaking singing and piano playing, supported by her band, a full symphony orchestra and an array of electronic music programming effects engineered by the band.
The album features two new EVANESCENCE songs, including the first single ‘Imperfection’ and ‘Hi-
Lo’, the latter of which includes a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling. Watch the video for ‘Imperfection’ which REVOLVER magazine described as “an emotionally-charged epic that confronts mental illness and suicide head on” HERE and the behind-the-scenes video story and interviews HERE.
Australia holds a huge fan base for EVANESCENCE with the band having in excess of 700,000 ARIA accredited album sales over their career so far. In what promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, the group will return to our shores in February 2018 with a truly transcendent experience for their Australian east coast tour Synthesis Live with Orchestras – presented by TEG Live and Sony Music Entertainment. Tickets for the tour are selling fast – with both Sydney Opera House shows already SOLD-OUT! To avoid disappointment, get your tickets from ticketek.com.au for Brisbane and Melbourne shows now.
“I’m really looking forward to bringing this new and different show to Australia,” says Amy Lee, “Playing the Sydney Opera House is something I’ve dreamed about all my life.”
Synthesis Live is a unique concert event that has already gained critical acclaim from their current U.S. and Canada tour. The band are excited to bring Synthesis Live to Australia, performing the record start-to-finish with the expertise and skill of the country’s finest Symphony orchestras for each show. “The recording is very much tied to the live experience we want to create,” says Lee. “I’m anxiously excited to play some much more involved, challenging piano for the show, and to focus on singing live more like the way I do in the studio.”
Following are a few reviews for SYNTHESIS
and current single ‘Imperfection’:
“EVANESCENCE has long had dual personalities, mixing alt-metal and symphonic rock on its three studio albums. On its fourth, SYNTHESIS, out on Friday, it changes the template: Though Amy Lee’s powerfully theatrical mezzo-soprano and neo-gothic rock compositions remain its dominant features, EVANESCENCE discards metal in favor of orchestral grandeur.” — Jim Fusilli, WALL STREET JOURNAL
“EVANESCENCE achieve electronic-symphonic symmetry on their lush new single, ‘Imperfection’.
Singer Amy Lee commands the track with a swaggering cadence along with her signature belting. ‘You know you can’t deny it,’ she sings. ‘The world’s a little more fucked up every day.'” — Ryan Reed, ROLLING STONE
Following are handful of live reviews
from the “Synthesis Live” U.S. tour:
“The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell’s arrangements was undeniable.” — Jim Fusilli, WALL STREET JOURNAL
“Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, and she and the band led a 28-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre. Both the concert and the album, offer a re-imagining 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 goes back to the group’s 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….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. …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. The arrangements substitute strings, woodwinds, brass, synths and drum machines for electric guitars and bass, while maintaining drummer Will Hunt’s booming beats (augmented on-stage by album co-producer William B. Hunt)…a synthesis of rock, classical and EDM.” — Roy Trakin, VARIETY
Tickets to SYNTHESIS LIVE Australia can be purchased from ticketek.com.au
EVANESCENCE: SYNTHESIS LIVE
WITH ORCHESTRA 2018
Presented by TEG Live and Sony Music Entertainment
SUN 11 FEB
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
W/ QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TUES 13 & WED 14 FEB – SOLD OUT
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
W/ SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
W/ SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FRI 16 FEB
ROD LAVER ARENA
W/ MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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