I don't know if all of you know this, but I just thought I'd inform everyone of this!
05/18/07 : EVANESCENCE OPENS A NEW DOOR WITH TWO NEW BANDMATES
New Guitarist and Drummer Sign On With Evanescence For Extended Summer Tour
Los Angeles (May 17, 2007) — Continuing the multi-platinum success of their sophomore album, The Open Door, Evanescence (Windup Records) welcomes drummer Will Hunt and guitarist Troy McLawhorn—both from Dark New Day (Warner Bros. Records)—to the band this week. “I am a big fan of Dark New Day and can’t wait for the fans to see what the guys bring to our live show,” says front woman Amy Lee.
Evanescence will debut their new formation on Saturday, May 19th at Columbus’ sold out Rock On the Range Festival, along with ZZ Top, Hinder, Velvet Revolver and Buckcherry. Following this performance, Evanescence will perform at WMMR BQ FESTIVAL (Philadelphia) on Sunday, May 20th at Camden’s Tweeter Center, along with Velvet Revolver, Buckcherry and Chevelle. The group will then embark on a one-month European tour making stops in Belgium, France and Russia at select festivals and headline dates. Beginning July 20th in St. Louis, Missouri, Evanescence will co-headline the U.S. leg of The Family Values Tour with Korn.
Evanescence is Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (guitar), Tim McCord (bass), Troy McLawhorn (guitar) and Will Hunt (drums). Fallen, their major-label debut, was released in April 2003 to critical and commercial success and has sold more than fifteen million copies. Their second major label debut, The Open Door, debuted at Number One on the Billboard charts and reached platinum status in just over a month. For more information, please visit www.evanescence.com or www.winduprecords.com.