Evanescence recently posted a video on their official Twitter account and announced that they’re partnering up with Cooper Tire and Alice Cooper to determine which garage band is going to be the opening act in Evanescence’s upcoming virtual concert and invited their fans to both cast their vote and register for free to grab a seat.
As you may recall, Evanescence released their new studio album ‘The Bitter Truth,’ after a four-year break, on March 26, 2021. Just some days after its release, the band’s new album ranked Number 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock, Current Rock Albums, and Current Alternative Albums charts.
Just yesterday, Evanescence released the music video of ‘Better Without You,’ which is one of the most loved tracks on their new album, and they held a virtual Q&A half an hour prior to its release. Some days ago, they had also announced their rescheduled tour dates for 2022 saying that they’re ‘counting the days’ to reunite with their fans.
However, it seems like they couldn’t wait until 2022, as with their recent tweet, Evanescence announced that they’ll perform tracks from their new album at the ‘Cooper Tire Livestream concert‘ on May 14, 9 PM CT which will be hosted by Alice Cooper. As for the opening act, there is a Garage Band Contest going on and fans can vote to both pick their preferred opener for the concert and get a free ticket to the virtual event.
This is how Amy Lee described their new partnership [transcribed by MHZ]:
“Hey guys, it’s Amy Lee of Evanescence. We’ve partnered with Cooper Tire and Alice Cooper to find an opener for our upcoming live stream concert. Bands from around the country, some even born in the garage, submitted their music and the list has been narrowed down to the top three, now we want you to pick the winner. The winning band will open for us during an exclusive Livestream concert where you’ll be among the first to hear us perform songs from our new album, ‘The Bitter Truth.’
Visit the Driven To Perform website to vote for your favorite band and help them gain a little traction. While you’re there, register for a seat at our exclusive livestream concert. You won’t wanna miss it.”
Here’s what Evanescence said in their tweet:
“We’ve partnered with Cooper Tire for the ‘Driven To Perform Concert’ on May 13 at 8 pm CT hosted by Alice Cooper. Vote your favorite band & register for the show to be one of the first to hear us perform songs from our new album, ‘The Bitter Truth.’ Visit the Driven To Perform official webpage.”
You can check out the video that Evanescence posted on their Twitter account and listen to ‘Better Without You‘ below.
We've partnered with @CooperTire for the Driven To Perform Concert on May 13 at 8 pm CT hosted by @alicecooper. Vote your favorite band & register for the show to be one of the first to hear us perform songs from our new album, "The Bitter Truth." https://t.co/infsfCFcLw pic.twitter.com/mfFaXKdmvH
— Evanescence (@evanescence) April 16, 2021