By Jenna Kauffman
On Friday, Nov. 18, the band Evanescence performed in front a sold-out crowd at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md. In August, after the band’s hiatus following their self-titled album release in 2011, they announced a 16-show fall tour across the U.S.
Lead singer Amy Lee released the album “Aftermath” as a separate project with cellist Dave Eggar in 2014. Lee continued solo endeavors with a children’s album entitled “Dream Too Much,” which was released in September and inspired by Lee’s two-year-old son Jack.
Now the full band is back on tour and anticipates the upcoming release of their six Long-Playing (LP) set “The Ultimate Collection.” The LP set features full length albums “Fallen,” “The Open Door,” and “Evanescence.”
Exclusive offers with the bundle include albums “The Open Door” and “Evanescence” being sold for the first time on vinyl as well as new studio recording “Even in Death (2016).” Pre-orders are being taken for the LP which is set to ship in late December.
As for the show, the band did not disappoint. Lee’s vocals fail to differ in person and gave goosebumps to everyone in the room as she belted out the band’s classics such as “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober,” bringing out a grand piano to aid with a few songs.
Newcomer Jen Majura, who replaced former guitarist Terry Balsamo in August 2015, rocked out alongside bassist Tim McCord while guitarist Troy McLawhorn made his mark at the other end of the stage. Drummer Will Hunt kept the beat steady to complete a night that any fan of the band should not have missed.
Evanescence wrapped up the tour on Nov. 23, but with the upcoming release of “The Ultimate Collection,” the band is showing their continued dedication to keeping Evanescence alive. There is more to come from this trademark group, and fans from the band’s origins are sticking around to see what is next.
To pre-order “The Ultimate Collection,” go to www.evanescence.com.
Slideshow photos by Jenna Kauffman