Late last month, Evanescence announced their return to the stage after a three-year dry spell. Recently, the band revealed that their guitarist, Terry Balsamo, who had been with the band since 2003, would be exiting Evanescence and that Jen Majura would fill his shoes. These upcoming dates will likely be the first time fans get to see Majura in action with the band.
You can view a statement from Evanescence regarding the change below.
“We have big news to share.
After 2 albums, countless adventures around the world and on the stage, Terry's time with Evanescence has come to an end. As difficult as that is, we stand unified knowing it's the right thing for all of us. We will ALWAYS love you, Terry, and wish you all the happiness, health, and love in the world!
Now for the exciting part of this announcement: Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jen Majura.
After scouring the globe, I found Evanescence's missing piece in South Germany. She plays like a supervillan, sings like an angel, and laughs like a great friend. We spent a few days together last week in New York sharing eerily familiar life stories, sushi, artistic inspiration, other people's shoes, and SO many laughs! (Yeah, okay, and maybe there were a couple of stiff drinks mixed in there) wink emoticon
We are all so excited to play together this fall and bring the show to a whole new level. CAN'T WAIT! I know you will show her all the love and respect a strong, talented woman deserves. I couldn't be happier to welcome our new sister to the band.
P.S. This is the time to be shouting out setlist requests, we're working on it now wink emoticon Anything is possible! So bring it!!!”