After nearly 10 years since Evanescence put out a collection of new work, their latest release The Bitter Truth has catapulted them back into the mainstream. Just weeks after the LP release, Evanescence joined The Kelly Clarkson Show to perform “Better Without You.” Led by vocalist Amy Lee, the group put on a larger-than-life, fiery performance.
“My next guests have been rocking it out for nearly two decades, earning two Grammys with their first album out of the gate,” Clarkson says in her introduction. “It’s been 10 years since they’ve put out a new album, but they spent their time during the pandemic digging in creatively, and the result is a new LP that’s certainly been worth the wait. Now performing ‘Better Without You’ from their new album, The Bitter Truth, give it up for Evanescence.”
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Evanescence were able to create a dark, theatrical performance topped with bright red LED lights and fog covering the stage. Joining Lee onstage was guitarist Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord and drummer Will Hunt. The group’s guitarist Jen Majura joined the performance from a remote location in Germany.
You can watch Evanescence’s The Kelly Clarkson Show performance below.
After delivering several singles in waves beginning in 2020, leading up to the release of The Bitter Truth on March 26, 2021, Evanescence released the official video for “Better Without You” in April 2021. Evanescence’s performance on The Kelly Clarkson Show isn’t the group’s only talk show appearance in promotion of the album, though. Earlier this year, Evanescence appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Wasted On You.”
Evanescence’s performance of “Better Without You” isn’t the only news for fans to rejoice over. The band announced they are reuniting with Halestorm for a co-headlining arena tour in late fall 2021. In a safely filmed tour announcement video, Lee and Lzzy Hale expressed how excited they are to head out on the road and see fans again.
“We are so stoked to be going out on tour together again and want you all to see us,” Hale says.
Are you ready for some REAL LIVE music? We’ve all missed concerts for far too long, but the time has come and we’re back to perform a US arena tour this coming Fall with our friends in @Halestorm!! Fan pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local time. Passcode THEBITTERTRUTH21 pic.twitter.com/WPFNrH7WTA
— Evanescence (@evanescence) May 10, 2021
While Evanescence and Halestorm previously toured together in 2012 for the Carnival Of Madness tour, Lee and Hale are no strangers to collaborating with one another. Appearing on several tracks together, Lee and Hale previously worked on The Bitter Truth’s “Use My Voice” and Halestorm’s reimagined “Break In.”
Evanescence will embark on their first in-person tour with Halestorm beginning in November 2021, but they will also appear remotely for the Driven To Perform livestream concert on May 13 hosted by Alice Cooper.
We’ve partnered with @CooperTire for the Driven To Perform Concert on May 13 at 8 pm CT hosted by @alicecooper. Vote your favorite band & register for the show to be one of the first to hear us perform songs from our new album, “The Bitter Truth.” https://t.co/infsfCFcLw pic.twitter.com/mfFaXKdmvH
— Evanescence (@evanescence) April 16, 2021
Lee and Hale have also appeared in several interviews together. Alternative Press recently spoke to In This Moment’s Maria Brink and the Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen alongside Lee and Hale for a female empowerment round table. The full interview is featured in the debut Power Issue: Women Rising, available here.
Check out Evanescence’s upcoming tour dates and be sure to get tickets below.
Evanescence and Halestorm fall 2021 tour dates:
11/05 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/07 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
11/09 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
11/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego State University – Viejas Arena
11/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
11/20 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
12/02 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
12/05 – Saint Louis, MO @ Saint Louis University – Chaifetz Arena
12/11 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
12/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ University of Pittsburgh – Petersen Events Center
12/15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
12/17 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
12/18 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Evanescence and Within Temptation 2022 tour dates:
03/16 – Leipzig, DE @ Quarterback Immobilien Arena
03/17 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrom
03/18 – Gliwice, PL @ Arena Gliwice
03/20 – Brussels, BE @ Palais 12
03/21 – Brussels, BE @ Palais 12
03/23 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
03/24 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
03/26 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
03/28 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum Milan
03/30 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena
04/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
04/04 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
04/05 – London, UK @ The 02
04/07 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro Arena
04/08 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena Birmingham
04/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
04/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
04/13 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
04/15 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion