EVANESCENCE Returns To Live Stage, Taps FINGER ELEVEN Guitarist

November 5, 2009

EVANESCENCE played a "secret" show last night (Wednesday, November 4) at the 1,000-capacity Grand Ballroom in New York City. Support at the gig came from CIVIL TWILIGHT.

EVANESCENCE's setlist was as follows:

01. Going Under
02. Weight Of The World
03. The Only One
04. Missing
05. Cloud Nine
06. Haunted
07. Lithium
08. Good Enough
09. Whisper
10. Call Me When You're Sober
11. Imaginary
12. Bring Me To Life
13. All That I'm Living For
14. Taking Over Me
15. Lacrymosa


16. My Immortal
17. Your Star

Read a review from RollingStone.com.

Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be viewed below.

EVANESCENCE has scheduled a one-off appearance this coming weekend at the Maquinária festival in São Paulo, Brazil. The group is headlining one of the nights at the two-day event (Nov. 7-8),which will feature additional performances by FAITH NO MORE, JANE'S ADDICTION and DEFTONES, among others.

EVANESCENCE's lineup for the Maquinária concert will be as follows:

Amy Lee - Vocals
Terry Balsamo (COLD) - Guitar
Tim McCord - Bass
James Black (FINGER ELEVEN) - Guitar

James Black will be filling in for regular EVANESCENCE guitarist Troy McLawhorn, who is unable to make the gig.

EVANESCENCE singer and sole original member Amy Lee recently posted a lengthy update online in which she talked about the new music she is writing and whether or not EVANESCENCE is actually still a band. Lee wrote that she is working on new songs "almost every day," adding, "I don't want to give away too much about what it will sound like, because so much will change before the end, but it's... not what you would expect. It's definitely not happy married music, but it's not like I'm dying the whole time either. It's dark, sarcastic, fun, strange, familiar and very different at the same time. It makes me feel alive and I wish I could show you right now."

Lee was married in May 2007 to New York therapist Josh Hartzler.

As for whether EVANESCENCE is still a band and not just Lee after years of changing lineups, the vocalist wrote, "From day one it has been a collaborative effort and different people have contributed over the years. But it is more than just people. It's something that has taken on its own life, it has grown, changed and become more interesting, more soulful, more honest than a perfect image will allow . . . That is my band. And against all obstacles, I'm sticking to it."

The last EVANESCENCE album, "The Open Door", came out in late 2006.

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