Earlier this week the band premiered its new single, “What You Want” on MTV in addition to releasing the track on iTunes. The group’s self-titled, third studio album is set for release Oct. 11. This is the band’s first album since 2006’s The Open Door.
Singer Amy Lee recently talked to MTV about the decision to go with a self-titled album.
“It’s about the band; it’s more of a band record,” Lee said. “But I started thinking about it, and it’s also that this whole record and the lyrical content and a lot of the things that it’s about to me is about falling back in love with … Evanescence, with what I’ve obsessed over for a decade, longer than that.”
The fall tour plans kick off with an Oct. 2 appearance at Rock In Rio – Rio De Janeiro in Brazil at Olympic Park, followed by an Oct. 6 gig in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Coliseo de Puerto Rico.
Next the band takes the stage Oct. 10 in Oakland, Calif., at Fox Theater. U.S. and Canadian dates are scheduled through a Nov. 1 gig in New York at Terminal 5.
Evanescence will also play Comerica Theatre in Phoenix (Oct. 14); Palladium Ballroom in Dallas (Oct. 19); Chicago at Congress Theatre (Oct. 22); Toronto at Sound Academy (Oct. 25); Worcester, Mass., at The Palladium (Oct. 28); and House Of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J. (Oct. 30).
The band then crosses the pond to play a round of European shows. The Nov. 4-21 leg includes shows in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Before the tour begins Evanescence will play an Aug. 17 gig in Nashville at War Memorial Auditorium followed by an Aug. 20 set at Rock On The Range Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at MTS Centre.
Rival Sons will support Evanescence on the North American leg of the tour.
Select dates are on sale now. Tickets for the Atlantic City show go on sale to the general public Aug. 19.
For more information, click here for Evanescence’s website.