Evanescence gets orchestral at Foxwoods

Amy Lee, lead singer of American rock band Evanescence, performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Lisbon, Friday, May 25 2012. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Amy Lee, lead singer of American rock band Evanescence, performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Lisbon, Friday, May 25 2012. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Evanescence is going full orchestral this fall. Not only is the band releasing an album on which they reimagine their songs using an orchestra and electronics, but it’s doing a tour with an orchestra.

The album is called “Synthesis,” it has a couple of entirely new songs, and it comes out Nov. 10. Before that, Evanescence will hit Foxwoods for a concert Friday as part of its “Synthesis Live” tour.

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

As for the tour, she said, “This will be our first time touring with 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.”

It’ll be interesting to hear the group’s hits, including the breakthrough “Bring Me to Life,” performed in this way, alongside new single “Imperfection.”

Every person who buys a ticket to an Evanescence concert gets a download of the “Synthesis” album. They’ll also get songs from the album before the release date.

Evanescence, 8 p.m. Friday, Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; $28-$63; 1-800-200-2882.

 

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