Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has come out to discuss the band’s forthcoming album and when fans can expect it.

Previously, the band has discussed spending much of 2019 focusing on new music, but never had a specific timeline in place.

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The new album will be a follow up to the band’s 2011 self-titled record. Lee spoke to SiriusXM’s Grant Random about new music.

“This is sort of a creation year for us,” Lee said. “We’re playing a few festivals and some headlining shows — a little bit, but not too heavy. And in the time in between, getting together and starting the writing process for a new album.”

She also said that fans will have new music by “hopefully next year.”

“We’re just gonna get together and see what happens this month, and start doing that more regularly until we feel like we’re ready to do it,” Lee said.

You can see the full video of the interview below.

Lee has previously spoken out about the new record. According to an interview with 93.3 WMMR Rocks! in December, she says the band are all on board to return to their roots.

“We all really wanna do it,” Lee says. “And it’s not one of those things where it’s like, ‘Someday, maybe we’ll do something again.’ Everybody’s on board, and we’re getting together to do a few shows next year in [the self-titled] style–partially because I think it’ll be good for us to get back to that root, just get back to playing Evanescence-style rock ’n’ roll and just jive together again.”

The band has several tour dates both in the U.S. and abroad this year. You can check those out below and grab tickets here.

U.S. dates:

05/03 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
05/05 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center
05/07 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
05/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theater
05/10 – Concord, NC @ Epicenter Festival
05/12 – Coraopolis, PA @ UPMC Events Center *
05/14 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
05/15 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
05/18 – Camden, NJ @ MMRBQ Festival
05/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/18 – Cadott, WI @ Rock FEst
07/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Festival

Europe dates:

09/01 – Aarburg, CH @ Riverside Open Air Festival
09/02 – Verona, IT @ Arena di Verona Open Air Festival
09/04 – Pilsen, CZ @ DEPO 2015
09/05 – Brno, CZ @ Výstaviště
09/07 – Trnava, SK @ Stadion Antona Malatinskeho
09/08 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Arena
09/11 – Sofia, BG @ Arena Armeec
09/13 – Istanbul, TR @ Volkswagen Arena
09/15 – Bucharest, RO @ Arenele Romane Theatre
09/18 – Minsk, BY @ Sports Palace
09/20 – Kiev, UA @ Stereo Plaza
09/22 – Voronezh, RU @ Grad Grand Hall
09/24 – Moscow, RU @ Crocus City Hall
09/26 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Yubi Arena

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