Evanescence's Amy Lee: 'I'm not sure what we'll do next'

Singer tells NME that the Arkansas rockers are planning another long break after their UK tour

Evanescence's Amy Lee: 'I'm not sure what we'll do next'

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Evanescence singer Amy Lee has said that the band are planning to take an extended break after they complete their UK arena tour in November.

The Arkansas rockers released their self-titled third studio album in October last year, a full five years after their second album 'The Open Door' and Lee has told NME that she hasn't ruled out being away for that long again.

Asked if the band were thinking about writing a fourth album, Lee said: "I'm always playing the piano and harp because I like to, but I haven't been purposeful in my playing. I haven't been sitting down to write."

She continued: "I'm thinking we'll take a break first. I'm really not sure what I'll do next. At the end of any really long tour you need to get your head in order. I think at the end of the run we'll go on a break for a while and figure things out."

Then asked if she thought the break would be as long as the one between albums two and three, Lee said she thought taking breaks like that was no bad thing and she wasn't prepared to guess when their fourth album would emerge.

She added when asked if she hoped for a shorter gap between records: "I don't know. Taking long breaks is seen as a bad thing, but I don't think it's a bad thing. People have the idea that you have to keep putting stuff out while people remember you. But I'd rather make something that's awesome and then make people remember again. I hope it doesn't take five years, but I don't want to put a timeline on it either."

Then asked if the rest of her band were onboard with this, she said: "We'll all be doing our own thing for a while. They're very talented and they'll all be fine."

Before they go on a break, Evanescence will play a UK arena tour in early November, playing four shows.

The band kick off the tour at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena on November 5, before moving on to Manchester Arena on November 6 and then Birmingham Indoor Arena on November 8.

They finish up with a show at London's Wembley Arena on November 9. Support on the tour will come from The Used on all shows.

You can watch Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee giving NME a track-by-track run-through of their self-titled album at the bottom of the page.

Evanescence will play:

Nottingham Capital FM Arena (November 5)
Manchester Arena (6)
Birmingham National Indoor Arena (8)
London Wembley Arena (9)


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