Evanescence’s Amy Lee Reveals Tour Plans

Band will tour U.S. and Europe in October, singer tells MTV News.

Evanescence’s self-titled album isn’t due in stores until October 11, but that hasn’t stopped the band from giving fans a preview of what they can expect to hear on the disc — or, you know, threepreviews: first single “What You Want,” the booming “The Other Side” and the epic, ethereal “Lost in Paradise” — or from lining up a handful of early tour dates in support of the album.

So far, Amy Lee and Co. have committed to a one-off show in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 17, a pair of big-ticket gigs in Brazil and Puerto Rico in October and a run of concerts in the U.K. in November. That leaves a rather sizeable hole right around the time of the album’s release — one the band plan to fill very quickly, Lee told MTV News.

“We’ll be touring the U.S. and Europe in October. It’s not all [confirmed], but it’s going to happen,” she said. “We’re doing Rock in Rio on the 2nd, and then I think Puerto Rico, and that’s going to be awesome, because we’ve never played [there]. … That’s the beginning of the tour; the tour will start there, we’ll come back to the States, do a few weeks in the bigger cities, and then go do the same thing in Europe, and then the next thing will happen.”

So just when will the full slate of Evanescence tour dates be revealed? Soon. A spokesperson for the band’s label, Wind-Up Records, told MTV News the band will begin announcing dates in two weeks, something Lee seemed to confirm Thursday when she took to Twitter to let her fans know the wait is almost over.

“Guys, the tour dates that have been announced are only the beginning!” she wrote. “Don’t be sad if you don’t see a date in your town yet! We’re coming!”

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