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Evanescence Singer Issues End-Of-Tour Update

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has posted the following message on the band's official message board, EvThreads:

"You have all been so wonderful to me, and to all of us. It is absolutely true that this tour would have ended long ago if it weren't for all of the fans."

"I don't know if you realize how hard it is to successfully tour these days, but many people are being forced to cancel their tours. We, because of you, are one of the very lucky and fortunate few who have never been in that position. You have come to see us play, most of you multiple times, and some of you have traveled extremely long distances to see the show. The fact that we are a rock band, over a year after our album's release, finishing out on an arena tour is nothing short of a miracle."

"There have been thrilling and beautiful times in the past year, and also some painful, hard times. In the end I know it was all for good, and I am completely grateful that everything happened the way it did.

"Life throws you all kinds of things you could never expect. Sometimes I find myself looking back at the past few years and laughing at how crazy this whole thing is (how did I get HERE??) and wondering what my life would be like if music hadn't won my heart... Well, OK, that's almost impossible to imagine. If this band hadn't been formed though — would I be teaching music in a high school? Always wishing I'd broke through, going to concerts on the weekend going, 'I could do that!...'"

"I am so blessed. And I am very grateful to all of you for hearing me, for letting me into your lives and for loving music."

"This last day of tour is, of course, a happy day. We're all excited to see our families and move back into our homes, but it is bittersweet. This is the end of another chapter in our lives, one that we will never EVER forget."

"I will love and miss my wonderful crew, who are the absolute BEST, and I wish all of them happiness and good gigs for next year and beyond. And, of course, my band, who are some of the most talented people I've ever known. (I'm sure I'll get all sappy and cry on you after the show tonight but just in case you have too much eggnog to remember, I want all four of you to know that I love you. You inspire me to be a better musician and it has been pure pleasure playing with you every night. Will [Hunt, drums] and Troy [McLawhorn, guitar] — I am so excited for the new DARK NEW DAY album! It sounds amazing and you deserve great success and respect for your art. Thank you, guys, for saving me! Tim [McCord, bass], I'm gonna miss you so much. Your contribution to the band has been so good on so many levels. I am SO lucky to have found you! And Terry [Balsamo, guitar], I think we may have seen it all through 'The Open Door'. From sunrise epiphanies in Calabasas to purgatory in the ICU, to playing with IRON MAIDEN at Donington, to our first Grammy nomination together. Congratulations, T. You deserve it.)"

"Thank you fans who brought us love and presents last week! I freaking LOVE the cupcake cookbook and plan on making some TOMORROW!"

"OK, I'm done cheesing out now."

"I love you guys very much and hope we meet again soon! Thank you for everything."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. XWigglesX writes:

Can someone please answer this.
Why the f*** is Evanescence on a metal site?
They are not metal by any means!

# Dec 9, 2007 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Star_Trek85 writes:

Ok...I'll bite. As I read somewhere else on this site, "Because mentioning this band gets us more readers...". Is this true? Perhaps, because of the way search engines work these days. Others have asked before, no doubt they are the same kind of tard which shares your view on what is "metal". But whatever...does that answer your question?

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Vixtrola writes:

Evanescence, we will miss you. Hope you have a nice break, and please come back with a third album. ;-)

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Evanescence were nu-metal with "Fallen" and much less heavy on the following album. As of their latest album, we should not be covering them at all. They make Linkin Park sound heavy (their latest incarnation too).

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Star_Trek85 writes:

Next time you call Evanescence "Nu-Metal", make sure that you actually listen to record first.

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FocusShift writes:

Um, they were Nu-Metal. Listen to the guitars on Fallen and tell me those aren't Nu-Metal riffs.

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Phil writes:

My god, listen to you all. It's not about whether they're metal or not, it's the fact that a lot of you just find them to be a sh** band. I am one of those people too, but it is metal music of some kind and that is why it's covered here. Stop arguing about classifications because it just makes you look like elitist freaks.

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. You're an idiot writes:

^shut up phil, you wouldnt know metal if it hit you in the face

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

Come on Phil, get with the program. That's what we do here.

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FocusShift writes:

Seriously, don't try to change Metal Underground, we ARE metal elitists.

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

He says "elitist freaks" as if it were a bad thing.

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BJ writes:

People calm down, if you dont like evanescence or dont think they are metal band thingo then just dont say anything better yet why even go on here??

# Dec 17, 2007 @ 6:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. fearthedje writes:

because we can.

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