EVANESCENCE New York Show A Homecoming For AMY LEE

Launch Radio Networks reports: EVANESCENCE performed in New York City on Monday night (October 9), marking the band's first Big Apple concert appearance since 2004. But the event also served as singer Amy Lee's first live show in her adopted hometown. Lee moved to Manhattan last spring after living in Los Angeles for five years, telling Launch why she made the move. "I think the people in New York are just really real, and it's a completely different thing to walk around everywhere and there's just, like, a neighborhood, and not have to, like, drive my car," she said. "I just, like, kind of got rid of my car and all my stuff and packed it up. I don't know, I just, like, hit a point in my life where I really wanted to change everything, and I moved to New York and I totally started over and I'm feeling great about it."

Lee is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, where EVANESCENCE was formed.

New bassist Tim McCord is making his debut on the band's current tour, which stops tonight (Wednesday, October 11) in Washington D.C.

EVANESCENCE's "The Open Door" sold 447,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at the top of next week's The Billboard 200 chart.

EVANESCENCE recorded "The Open Door" while dealing with its guitarist having a stroke, a legal battle with its former manager, and Amy Lee's public break-up with SEETHER's Shaun Morgan. Then just as the project was completed, bassist Will Boyd decided it was time for him to exit.

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