August 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Updated: August 14, 2017 1:58 pm

Evanescence announces ‘Synthesis Live’ tour, 2 Canadian dates

Evanescence arrives at the 4th annual Revolver Golden Gods awards at Club Nokia on April 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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On Monday, Evanescence’s lead singer Amy Lee announced that the band is in their final stages of recording for their new album, Synthesis.

She also announced that the band will be touring starting this fall and tickets go on sale starting Aug. 18.

‘Synthesis Live,’ which begins on Oct. 14, will make a stop in Toronto, Ont. on Dec. 8 at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts and in Windsor, Ont. on Dec. 9 at Caesar’s Windsor.

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‘Synthesis Live’ will feature a reimagining of some of Evanescence’s most popular songs with the spotlight on full orchestra, electronics, combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice.

“This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars,” Amy Lee explained. “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.”

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Every ticket sold for the tour will come with a download of the new album, Synthesis, when it is released later this fall.

Back in May, Amy Lee announced the new album that will reimagine some of the band’s songs with full orchestration and electronic backing.

The singer revealed the news and explained the new project to fans in a Facebook video.

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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.

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The album will also include two new songs.

The band’s last album, Evanescence, was released in 2011. 

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