Two-time GRAMMY award-winners Evanescence have announced an Australian east coast tour Synthesis Live With Orchestras – presented by TEG Live and Sony Music Entertainment – to celebrate the band’s fourth studio album Synthesis, out November 10.
Set to deliver a truly transcendent experience, Synthesis Live will see the band collaborate with world class Australian symphony orchestras alongside electronic programming. As part of the global Synthesis Live tour, the Australian dates will kick off at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on 11 February, moving on to the Sydney Opera House for two performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on 13 and 14 February, before culminating in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on 16 February.
“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. I remember taking the ferry over to Manly during days off on past tours with the band, and looking over at the legendary structure, saying ‘One day, we’re going to play there!’ I can’t believe it’s finally going to be a reality. We’re all very excited about it.”
Not simply a ‘greatest hits’ album, Synthesis takes a selection of Evanescence’s three previous studio releases along with two new songs, and reimagines them with brand-new recordings. Synthesis is an amalgamation of Amy Lee’s masterful singing and piano playing, supported by her band, a full symphony orchestra performing arrangements by long-time collaborator David Campbell as well as an array of electronic music programming and effects.
As their evolution continues, the band is 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.”
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.
Evanescence is lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura.
Synthesis will be released on November 10.
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EVANESCENCE: SYNTHESIS LIVE 2018
Presented by TEG Live and Sony Music
SUN 11 FEB
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE W/ QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TUES 13 & WED 14 FEB
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE W/ SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FRI 16 FEB
ROD LAVER ARENA W/ MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA