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EVANESCENCE Announces New Touring Lineup

EVANESCENCE has recruited Emma Anzai of SICK PUPPIES to play bass on the Amy Lee-fronted outfit’s upcoming tour. As well as, EVANESCENCE‘s longtime bassist Tim McCord will change to guitar and fill the slot not too long ago left vacant by the departure of Jen Majura.

Earlier as we speak (Monday, Might 23),EVANESCENCE issued the next assertion: “Girls and gents, we now have some very massive information to share. Introducing our new guitarist… Tim McCord!!

“After 16 years within the band as our rock stable bass participant, Tim is taking a activate his authentic instrument. Spoiler alert- he is nice at it. And on bass, it’s our excessive pleasure to welcome the extremely gifted Emma Anzai of SICK PUPPIES! We have been pals and followers for years, and the time has lastly come to hitch forces. Emma might be pulling double obligation as we now have some reveals with SICK PUPPIES developing quickly, so prepare for that!

“We’re all very excited to deliver this new formation to the stage for the primary time in Athens on June 5. See you quickly!”

Jen‘s exit from EVANESCENCE was introduced by way of social media on Saturday (Might 21).

“It has been a really particular chapter within the band with our expensive good friend Jen Majura, however we now have determined it is time to go our separate methods,” EVANESCENCE stated in an announcement. “We’ll all the time love her and assist her, and might’t wait to see what she does subsequent! We’re so grateful for the great instances and nice music we made all world wide collectively.”

A number of hours later, Jen took to her social media to make clear: “I really feel the necessity to tackle that none of this was my resolution! I’ve no onerous emotions towards anyone and I want EVANESCENCE all the very best. I’m allowed to hold lovely reminiscences of those previous years, I’m grateful.”

The 38-year-old musician, a self-described “half-Asian dwelling in Germany,” joined EVANESCENCE in August 2015 because the alternative for Terry Balsamo.

Shortly after she landed the gig, Majura spoke to EMP Rock Invasion about how she got here to attach with EVANESCENCE. She stated: “My identify was one way or the other beneficial by a candy good friend of mine, Alex Skolnick of TESTAMENT, and Dave Eggar — he is often known as an excellent cellist, and he is a musician working in New York. And abruptly, there was this e-mail popping up: ‘Are you curious about becoming a member of…?’ And I used to be, like, ‘What the fuck?’ So I finished respiration till my face turned form of blue. After which afterwards, I used to be, like, ‘Okay, I’ve gotta learn it once more.’ Three days later, I discovered myself immediately on an airplane, flying over to New York to satisfy Amy Lee. And we had some very, very cool talks. She’s an superior individual. She’s a really, very nice musician. And so I discovered myself immediately within his empire known as EVANESCENCE.”

Relating to the truth that she did not even need to “audition” for EVANESCENCE, Jen stated: “Yeah. To be sincere, I used to be form of involved. I informed [Amy], ‘Would you like me to deliver my guitar?’ And, ‘Would you want me to audition?’ And she or he was completely, like: ‘Nah, I do know you may play. I’ve seen loads of movies of you. And I do know your stay expertise and also you’re touring the world, so… No, simply come over and let’s have some meals and speak.’ Yeah, and that is it. So, truly, what I used to be shocked by very, very a lot was that she truly had one other guitar participant on her record, and that was the guitar participant of Alice Cooper [Nita Strauss]. And she or he’s now with Alice Cooper and I am now with EVANESCENCE. That is, like… I nonetheless cannot consider it.”

In 2019, Lee stated she was joyful to have Majura within the band. “She has added loads to our stay reveals as a result of she’s a singer,” Amy defined. “It has been a very superior factor to have stay background vocals for the primary time. I’m such a fan of layered vocals, and to have that higher represented at our present has been a cool breakthrough for me. And in addition, she’s simply rad vitality. She’s obtained an incredible perspective, enjoyable character, very partaking, killer onstage, so she has been a enjoyable addition to our household. And naturally, it is superior having one other lady within the band for the primary time.”

Majura has launched two solo albums to date, 2014’s “Jen Majura” and 2017’s “InZENity”.

Final 12 months, EVANESCENCE launched “The Bitter Fact”, its first album in 10 years.

Girls and gents, we now have some very massive information to share.
Introducing our new guitarist…

After 16 years…

Posted by Evanescence on Monday, Might 23, 2022

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