The joint tour will feature Evanescence and Halestorm bringing double the rock to arenas in fall. This idea was born after both bands were forced to take a year off from touring due to the pandemic.
The U.S. tour will see Amy Lee of Evanescence and Lzzy Hale from Halestorm. They have been friends since 2012’s first tour together. The stops include Seattle and Detroit, as well as Duluth, Georgia.
Lee said in a joint interview that “it’s cool because our audience, they like each other.” “They are a natural fit, so it’s great to bring together that large group of people.”
Hale said, “Talk about getting exactly the things you want after having not had what you desire for so long.”
The Grammy-winning rock band has spent much of 2020 writing new music. Evanescence released “The Bitter Truth”, the band’s first album of original material in over a decade. Halestorm also worked hard in the studio, making the most of the downtime to create.
Lee and Hale both reside in Nashville, Tennessee when they’re not touring the globe. They became close friends on their first tour, particularly when they hit the karaoke bars.
Lee laughed and said, “When you’re on tour with another band you must sing their song. This embarrasses them and makes it loud.”
Hale stated that she isn’t recognized half the time when singing karaoke. However, she gets compliments from bar patrons who are not aware of her.
Hale said, “It’s fun to go up, sing a song, and then have like these mothers who watch ‘American Idol’ say, ‘You should register!’ “And then, I’m like, yeah momma’s still got that, alright!”
Both singers admitted to having nerves from being on the road longer than they expected. Lee stated that she faces the additional challenge of including new songs in the set, which they haven’t performed live. Lee said that all the time off was good for their voices. It’s something we should warm up a bit.
Fans can also expect special moments of collaboration on the tour. They have recorded recently together, with Lee singing on Halestorm’s “Break In” while Hale contributing her background vocals to Evanescence’s “Use My Voice”.
Lee said, “I feel really matched, like when I sing together.” It’s like having a dance partner. It’s almost like we can do something together that is really unique and special.
Hale stated that playing for thousands of people again after the live music industry was destroyed by COVID-19 restrictions will be different than any other tour she has done.
Hale stated, “It’s going be a very different world. But I think we’re going more to appreciate it now and not take it for granted. Which is good.”