[Continuing the multi-platinum success of their sophomore album, The Open Door, Evanescence (Wind-up Records) welcomes drummer Will Hunt and guitarist Troy McLawhorn - both from Dark New Day (Warner Bros. Records) - to the band this week. "I am a big fan of Dark New Day and can't wait for the fans to see what the guys bring to our live show," says front woman Amy Lee.
Evanescence will debut their new formation on Saturday, May 19th at Columbus' sold out Rock On the Range Festival, along with ZZ Top, Hinder, Velvet Revolver and Buckcherry. Following this performance, Evanescence will perform at WMMR BQ FESTIVAL (Philadelphia) on Sunday, May 20th at Camden's Tweeter Center, along with Velvet Revolver, Buckcherry and Chevelle. The group will then embark on a one-month European tour making stops in Belgium, France and Russia at select festivals and headline dates. Beginning July 20th in St. Louis, Missouri, Evanescence will co-headline the U.S. leg of The Family Values Tour with Korn