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Evanescence Singer Excited About Family Values Tour

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Launch Radio Networks reports: EVANESCENCE is slated to co-headline this summer's Family Values tour with KORN, marking the first time that EVANESCENCE has appeared on a U.S. touring festival. Singer Amy Lee told Launch that she and her bandmates are thrilled with the idea of being part of a bigger lineup of acts. "Well, obviously we're KORN fans, but there's a lot of cool bands on the bill and when you're on one of those shows that's a bunch of bands and not just like two or three, you basically get to spend the whole day listening to music and watching other bands perform," she said. "And not only is it really fun and inspiring, but it takes a lot of the pressure off, because you're not like (laughs) the only band that everyone's relying on, you know, at the end of the night to play for like an hour and a half and not make any mistakes. So we're all very excited."

Family Values starts on July 20 in St. Louis and also features FLYLEAF, HELLYEAH, TRIVIUM and ATREYU.

EVANESCENCE recently filmed a video for "Sweet Sacrifice", the new single from the band's 2006 album, "The Open Door".

The group finishes a U.S. tour with openers CHEVELLE and FINGER ELEVEN tonight in Glens Fall, New York, after which EVANESCENCE will head to South America, South Africa and Europe.

In other related non-news, Amy Lee says she has not spoken with her ex-boyfriend, Seether frontman Shaun Morgan since their breakup in late 2005. "You know how relationships are," she said. "It really is hard to still be friends and talk all the time when there's hurt feelings there, you know. You open yourself up and there's a wound there, and even after it heals, it's sort of like, you can't heal together. That's not really healing for the most part. So, no, we're not really talking or anything, but I hear he's doing good and they're working on a new album, so all the best."

Lee has said that "Call Me When You're Sober", from EVANESCENCE's 2006 album "The Open Door", was inspired by her two-year relationship with Morgan. The SEETHER frontman eventually went through rehab last summer and is now working on his group's third record.

Amy got engaged to boyfriend Josh, a therapist, in January while the band was in Toronto to perform at the Air Canada Centre.

The longtime friends have been dating for about a year. It will be her first marriage.

EVANESCENCE is playing South Africa's My Coke Festival on April 27 in Johannesburg and May 1 in Cape Town. The band will also perform in South America for the first time later this month.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. metalgrrl writes:

its cool that evanesence is coming to the family values its gonna be awesome amy lee is an awesome singer its great that shes over shawn morgan that guy is way too ugly for her lol thank god she is doing good

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2. bassmaster! writes:

they should have got a better band! they should have got marilyn manson!

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dj Razor writes:

Thank god Amy got let go of Shaun...He was not the person Amy should ever go out with...Amy needs more then a drunk a$$ person like Shaun. Dont get me wrong I love his muisc and stuff but Amy deserves better.....and it kicks a$$ that Evanesence is going to be at the Family Values. Amy has a awesome voice and the hole band kicks a$$.

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4. Death Metal writes:

Evanesence are they still around

# Apr 10, 2007 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Korn Fan writes:

last year when metallica came to south africa there was rumours that korn would make an appearance but they never did, now this year a glimmer of hope came alive when i heard evanescence is coming, the rumours started to come again is korn realy coming, so i say they dont get my hopes up when you have no idea if they are realy coming. So yeah i just think tey should have come twice in a years time so why dont they just come and maybe make the rumours true again. Would be nice!!!!

# Apr 11, 2007 @ 6:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Why do Evanescence fans feel the need to constantly feel sorry for this slapper? It's really none of anyone's business who she goes out with or how well they treated each other or whatever. Besides the point, all the fans that feel sorry for her constantly overlook facts like she fired pretty much all of her band and the one's that weren't fired left which is a shame 'cause I liked some of the stuff from Fallen. However the new album is undoubtably the worst album I've ever heard. Pure self centered, moaning crap. It's also just painful to hear her voice now. I don't care what anyone says, she CAN'T sing!She's the Christina Aguilera of metal, she's real successful but... she just shouldn't be.

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7. the antihippy writes:

i don't like her........ yet, i would totally do's her.

# Apr 11, 2007 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. mist writes:

Evanescence sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. oetic_punk99 writes:

Ahh Evanescence... In all honesty I don't see what everyone sees in them, their first album sounded like a bunch of generic guitars and crappy techno... someone enlighten me!!?

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 4:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FIRECHILD writes:

I think she was quoted as saying " i'm a princess of the rock world"....she better come down off her high horse cause that lady over the lake stuff she's pulling is not rock.....take it to the opera sweetheart.....and why is she the center of attention? oh yeah i forgot....she has no band......

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11. slipknot_15 writes:

they are not the best band in the whole world but i'll give 'em credit cause i kinda like 'em.

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12. Stephen writes:

She's excited about it? Well, I guess somebody has to be...

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