Evanescence will return to the road this summer, bringing the Synthesis tour to fans again.
The band will have violinist Lindsey Stirling co-headlining their 2018 summer amphitheatre tour across North America.
The band announced the news earlier today on their Twitter page. “We’re very excited to announce our Summer North American 2018 tour with @LindseyStirling across the US – Synthesis style, with live orchestra!” the announcement read.
— Evanescence (@evanescence) March 6, 2018
The tour will make one Canadian stop on July 27 in Toronto at the Budweiser Stage.
Evanescence released their fourth studio album, Synthesis, on Nov. 10, 2017. The new album found the rock band reimagining some of their most popular songs from their previous albums, complete with an orchestra backing, electronics, combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice.
The addition of Stirling to the tour will allow for collaboration during the concerts, as the band recently pulled in Stirling for a violin solo on the song Hi-Lo from the new album.
Dreams coming true, Summer 2018. pic.twitter.com/VJMxcPQOSX
— Lindsey Stirling (@LindseyStirling) March 5, 2018
“This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars,” lead singer Amy Lee explained before the Synthesis fall tour. “This will be our first time touring with an orchestra and I’m so excited to perform this way — really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years.”
She said they were calling the new album Synthesis because “it is the synthesis, the combination, the contrast, the synergy between the organic and the synthetic and also the past and the present.”
“This album is about orchestra and electronica. We’re taking our music, stripping out the big distorted guitars, stripping out the rock drums and replacing it with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds,” Amy Lee revealed.
Amy Lee said the band went through its catalogue and selected songs that were “made to be heard in this way.” She also clarified that the songs are not remixes, but complete reworkings.
Both artists’ shows will be accompanied by a full orchestra.
The pre-sale for the tour will begin Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. ET/PT. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. ET/PT at LiveNation.com.
See the Evanescence / Lindsey Stirling 2018 tour dates below:
July 6 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 7 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 9 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravina
July 12 – Noblesville, IN. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 14 – Cincinnati, OH@ Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 18 – Mansfield, MA@ Xfinity Center
July 20 – Charlotte, NC@ PNC Music Pavilion
July 21 – Raleigh, NC@ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 25 – Uncasville, CT@ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 27 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 28 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 11 – Wantagh, NY@ Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theatre
Aug. 14 – Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Atlanta, GA @ TBD
Aug. 17 – Tampa, FL@ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
Aug. 22 – New Orleans, LA@ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Aug. 24 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Woodlands, TX@ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 31 – Chula Vista, CA@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – Irvine, CA@ Five Point Amphitheater
Sept. 5 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Sept. 7 – Auburn, WA@ White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 8 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre