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Biography: Formed in the mid-90’s, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winning EVANESCENCE has three albums under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global, critical mass for in rock. The group’s 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation; spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10 the album sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and was certified 7x platinum in the U.S. Debut single and global hit “Bring Me to Life,” (feat. guest vocals from Paul McCoy of 12 Stones), reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K. #1 hit single. The song also became the official theme for WWE No Way Out 2003. The equally popular “My Immortal” peaked at #7 in the U.S. and U.K., and both songs were featured in the soundtrack for the action movie Daredevil. The album produced four singles total including “Going Under” (#5 U.S. Modern Rock, #8 U.K.) and “Everybody’s Fool” (#36 U.S. Modern Rock, #23 U.K.). Fallen is one of only eight albums in the history of the chart to spend at least a year on the Billboard Top 50, it spent 104 weeks on the Billboard 200 and is #32 on the “Greatest of All Time, Billboard 200.”EVANESCENCE has won two GRAMMY Awards including “Best New Artist” and “Best Hard Rock Performance,” out of a total of seven career nominations.
Following multiple worldwide tours, EVANESCENCE released their first live album, Anywhere But Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. Next, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which went on to sell more than five million copies. Their self-titled third album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as achieving the #1 slot on the following Billboard charts: Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums. After touring European festivals and shows in 2016 and early 2017, EVANESCENCE–lead singer-songwriter and pianist AMY LEE, bassist TIM MCCORD, drummer WILL HUNT, lead guitarist/backing vocalist TROY MCLAWHORN and guitarist JEN MAJURA–will return with their fourth album and most ambitious release to date, titled SYNTHESIS.Due out Fall 2017 on BMG, the band is currently in the studio with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell, SYNTHESIS will feature two new EVANESCENCE songs in addition to fan favorites re-imagined with a live orchestra and electronica. EVANESCENCE will launch the “Synthesis Live” tour in North America on October 14; combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra, the group will truly deliver a transcendent concert experience.