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Evanescence Releases Powerful Music Video for “The Chain (from Gears 5)”

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Los Angeles, CA – Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has released the official music video for their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise. To emulate the aesthetic of Gears 5, a miniature set was constructed for the music video that parallels the dystopian environment of the game. Watch it HERE, and listen to the song on all digital streaming platforms HERE

“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version,” lead singer Amy Lee elaborates. 

P.R. Brown adds, “The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.” 

Evanescence unveiled their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic in November, following Lee having lent her vocals to the Gears 5 launch trailer. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign in the fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE. In addition, Gears 5 set new records as the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation.

Evanescence | Photography: P.R. Brown

Band Is Currently in the Studio Working on New Original Music

“The Chain” marks the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their foray into symphonic music with 2017’s critically acclaimed Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their highly-anticipated fifth full-length studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come.

Spring Tour Begins on March 29 with a
Performance at Download Festival Japan

On March 29, Evanescence’s spring tour dates commence with a performance at Download Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly thereafter, the group will embark on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation that runs from April 4 to May 1. Evanescence will also headline their own show in Madrid, Spain on May 3 to conclude their slew of dates overseas. After a quick break, the quintet will return to the U.S. for two select performances – The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14 and a major festival performance at Sonic Temple on May 16. Tickets to all shows are on sale now and can be purchased on Evanescence’s official website HERE.

Evanescence 2020 Tour Dates

  • 3/29 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival 
  • 4/4 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/5 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
  • 4/7 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *4/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
  • 4/11 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
  • 4/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
  • 4/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
  • 4/15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
  • 4/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
  • 4/18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
  • 4/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
  • 4/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/26 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
  • 4/28 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
  • 4/30 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena * 
  • 5/1 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
  • 5/3 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre
  • 5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
  • 5/16 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

* w/ Within Temptation

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Evanescence Releases “The Chain” (from “Gears 5”) – Their First New Rock Recording in Eight Years

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Los Angeles, CA — Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has returned with their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Listen HERE.

The band recorded their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic following lead singer Amy Lee having lent her vocals to the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam, from the massively popular Gears of War series. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign this fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE

Gears 5 was Microsoft’s most successful video game launch since Halo 4 in 2012. 

Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock’s pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop” –Variety

“The Chain” is the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their critically acclaimed foray into symphonic music with 2017’s Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece has reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their next studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come. 

“This cover was so fun to make. We love Fleetwood Mac and wanted to paint a dark and epic picture with our take on ‘The Chain,’” says Amy Lee. “The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version, and even made everyone in the band sing by the end of it! We’re beyond excited to share this with our fans and I’m really looking forward to playing it live.” 

At the end of the month, Evanescence will be heading to Mexico City to play Knotfest, followed by an appearance at Download Festival in Tokyo on March 29, 2020. After a short break, the group will be heading out on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation. The new batch of dates kicks off on April 4 in Brussels, Belgium and concludes in Birmingham, U.K. on May 1. Evanescence will also return to the U.S. shortly thereafter for a headline show at The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14. All tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the band’s official website HERE.

“Haunting, powerful, and packed with poetic truth, Lee’s voice is one of the strongest in the game—recognizable and unparalleled.” –Nylon

Evanescence 2019-2020 Tour Dates:

11/30/19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Knotfest 

3/29/20 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival 

4/4/20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/5/20 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
4/7/20 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *
4/9/20 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
4/11/20 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
4/12/20 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
4/14/20 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
4/15/20 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
4/17/20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
4/18/20 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
4/20/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
4/21/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/22/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/24/20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/26/20 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
4/28/20 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
4/30/20 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena * 

5/1/20 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
5/14/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore 

* w/ Within Temptation

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Featured photo (top) by P.R. Brown