Evanescence, Halestorm double up on rock riffs for brand spanking new tour


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evanescence and Halestorm will convey double dose of rock to arenas this fall on their joint tour, an concept that sprang up after each bands needed to take a 12 months off touring due to the pandemic.

The U.S. tour, which begins on Nov. 5, brings collectively lead singers Amy Lee of Evanescence and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, who’ve been mates since their first tour collectively in 2012. A number of the stops embody Seattle, Las Vegas, Detroit and Duluth, Georgia.

“It’s cool as a result of our audiences, they like one another,” stated Lee in a joint interview with Hale. “They match rather well collectively naturally, so it’s simply cool to convey that huge group of individuals collectively.”

“Discuss getting precisely what you needed after not having what you need for thus lengthy,” chimed in Hale.

The 2 Grammy-winning rock bands have spent a lot of 2020 engaged on new music, with Evanescence releasing “The Bitter Reality,” the band’s first file of authentic materials in a decade. Halestorm has additionally been arduous at work within the studio, utilizing the downtime to create.

Lee and Hale additionally each stay in Nashville, Tennessee, after they aren’t touring the world. Their friendship bloomed on that first tour, particularly when the 2 would hit the karaoke bars.

“Whenever you go on tour with one other band, the custom is that you must sing the opposite individual’s tune and embarrass them and make it possible for everybody can hear it up very loud,” Lee stated with fun.

Hale stated that about half the time, she doesn’t get acknowledged when she’s singing karaoke, however she does get compliments from unknowing bar patrons.

“It’s sort of enjoyable to go up and sing a tune after which have like these mothers that watch ‘American Idol,’ say like, ‘You need to enroll!’” stated Hale. “After which I’m like, yeah, momma’s nonetheless received it, alright!”

The 2 singers admit to some pre-tour nerves since they’ve been off the street for longer than anticipated. Lee stated she has the added problem of incorporating new songs into the set they haven’t performed stay very a lot. “All this time without work has been good for our voices,” stated Lee. “But it surely’s additionally one thing the place we have to heat it up a bit of bit.”

In addition they promise followers some particular collaborative moments on the tour. They’ve recorded collectively not too long ago, with Lee becoming a member of in on Halestorm’s “Break In” and Hale including her background vocals to Evanescence’s “Use My Voice.”

“I really feel actually equally matched, like after we sing collectively,” stated Lee. “It’s like a dance companion. It’s like we’re in a position to do stuff collectively that feels actually particular and uncommon.”

Hale stated taking part in once more for tens of 1000’s of followers after the stay music trade was decimated by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions will really feel completely different than different tour she’s executed.

“It’s going to be a distinct world, however I feel we’re going to understand it extra now and never take any of it without any consideration, which is nice,” stated Hale.






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