And the New Guitarist for Evanescence Is…
Their bassist, Tim McCord!
So, wait, who’s their bassist now? Turns out it’s Emma Aznai, of Sick Puppies!
After yesterday’s announcement that guitarist Jen Majura was no longer in the band, Evanescence announced the line-up shake-up via their Instagram:
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have some very big news to share.
Introducing our new guitarist…
“After 16 years in the band as our rock solid bass player, Tim is taking a turn on his original instrument. Spoiler alert- he’s great at it.
“And on bass, it is our extreme pleasure to welcome the incredibly talented Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies! We’ve been friends and fans for years, and the time has finally come to join forces.
“Emma will be pulling double duty as we have some shows with Sick Puppies coming up soon, so get ready for that! We are all very excited to bring this new formation to the stage for the first time in Athens on June 5. See you soon!”
Meanwhile, vocalist Amy Lee posted the following message to her Twitter, which is a bit more emotionally charged:
“Making positive change in your life (and band) can be really hard. Some choices we make, some are made for us. But who we are in the end are how we handle whatever comes our way. Today is a big day in my band. Taking another step forward with my brothers who have been beside me for 15+ years, and welcoming in a beautiful friend we are so excited to share the stage with… I’m happy. You never know what’s around the corner, but when something is right you know it’s right. And this feels right. Welcome Emma! Love all you guys.”
Check out the posts below, and get tickets to see Evanescence sans-Majura at one of the following dates:
Tue Aug 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
Thu Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sat Aug 20 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sun Aug 21 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre [tickets]
Tue Aug 23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center v
Wed Aug 24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
Fri Aug 26 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
Sat Aug 27 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion [tickets]
Sun Aug 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
Wed Aug 31 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
Thu Sep 01 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sun Sep 04 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]
Tue Sep 06 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
Fri Sep 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sat Sep 10 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center [tickets]
Tue Sep 13 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena [tickets]
Thu Sep 15 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre [tickets]
Fri Sep 16 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [tickets]