Evanescence Announces First U.S. Tour Since 2012

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Amy Lee of Evanescence performs on July 6, 2012. 

Evanescence has announced a full-fledged U.S. tour for this fall, its first since returning from a 2012-15 hiatus. 

The crossover metal act broke the news Monday (Aug. 22). Beginning Oct. 28 in Dallas, they’ll embark on a 16-date U.S. tour, which will carry them to the day before Thanksgiving. 

It’s encouraging news for Evanescence fans, who have had to remain patient since the band took a break from the road in late 2012. This period saw the departure of longtime guitarist Terry Balsamo and the band’s release from Wind-Up Records, which frontwoman Amy Lee had sued for unpaid royalties. Equilibrium guitarist Jen Majura took his place when Evanescence returned to the stage for a trio of U.S. shows ahead of a Japanese Ozziest gig last November.

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Before Evanescence hits the road, Amy Lee fans will get to hear her debut children’s album. It’s called Dream Too Much, and it drops Sept. 30, featuring Lee originals and covers of kid-friendly tunes like "Rubber Duckie.”

On the album front, we last heard from Evanescence in 2011, when they released a self-titled LP on Wind-Up. Could the new dates signal a return to the studio too?

Tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale Friday, preceded by a fan club pre-sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time. Find the full itinerary below.

Oct. 28: Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
Oct. 30: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 1: Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Nov. 3: San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Nov. 5: Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Nov. 6: New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
Nov. 9: Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
Nov. 10: Saint Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheater
Nov. 12: Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Nov. 13: Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
Nov. 15: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 16: Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall
Nov. 18: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Nov. 19: Atlantic City, NJ @ Harrah's Atlantic City
Nov. 22: Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theatre
Nov. 23: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount