Amy Lee, lead singer of GRAMMY-winning group Evanescence, to join WAGAKKIBAND on stage at their Premium Symphonic Night Vol. 2 show at the Osaka-Jo Hall
WAGAKKIBAND will perform a one-night only special show titled the “Premium Symphonic Night Vol.2” on Sunday, February 16th at the Osaka-Jo Hall. Not only will the show see WAGAKKIBAND performing with a full live orchestra, but it will also feature a special guest appearance by Amy Lee, lead singer of the two-time GRAMMY Award- winning rock band, Evanescence.
WAGAKKIBAND is an iconic rock band from Japan fusing Japanese traditional instruments with rock, and Evanescence is a two-time GRAMMY Award-winning band whose debut album Fallen alone has sold 17 million copies worldwide. The two bands first met in 2018 when WAGAKKIBANDʼs Yuko Suzuhana (lead singer) and Machiya (guitar) went to see Evanescence perform in Los Angeles during their acclaimed Synthesis Tour, which also featured an orchestra, and have stayed in touch ever since. After seeing a video of WAGAKKIBANDʼs live concert, Amy Lee was impressed and the artists began discussing the prospect of working together. It took them two years, but the much-anticipated collaboration is finally about to happen. With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games only months away with all eyes on Tokyo, this truly global musical collaboration will help set the stage for the upcoming worldʼs biggest sporting event.
Amy Lee is expected to join the group on stage as a special guest, and the two parties are currently working on a new song together to perform at the show. This delightfully unique collaboration by two of the leading female rock vocalists from the US and Japan will no doubt be the highlight of the premium night for all those who are lucky to be there.
Osaka-Jo Hall on Sunday, February 16 will become a historical moment in the Japanese music scene – surely a show you cannot miss.
―― Amy Lee of Evanescence
It all started when Ms. Amy Lee saw a concert video of WAGAKKIBAND performing with an orchestra. She invited us to see her band Evanescence in Los Angeles and we’ve talked about doing something interesting together since then. Finally, that moment has come as we’ll be performing together for the first time! Amy and I share a lot in common, not just because we’re singers, but because we’re also pianists. I hope everyone enjoys this special, one night only, collaboration event between WAGAKKIBAND and Ms. Lee.
―― Yuko Suzuhana
Formed in the mid-90s, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winning EVANESCENCE has made an impact on people around the world.
The band was integral in establishing a global, critical mass for women in rock. The groupʼs 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation; spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10 selling more than 17 million copies worldwide. Debut single and global hit “Bring Me to Life,” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K. #1 hit single. The equally popular “My Immortal” peaked at #7 in the U.S. and U.K. The album produced four singles total including “Going Under” (#5 U.S. Modern Rock, #8 U.K.) and “Everybody’s Fool” (#36 U.S. Modern Rock, #23 U.K.).
Following multiple worldwide tours, The Open Door came next, which went on to sell more than five million copies followed by the self-titled Evanescence which debuted at No1 in the Billboard Charts. EVANESCENCE–lead singer-songwriter and pianist AMY LEE, bassist TIM MCCORD, drummer WILL HUNT, lead guitarist TROY MCLAWHORN and guitarist JEN MAJURA̶went down both very new and familiar paths for their fourth and most ambitious release to date, SYNTHESIS in 2017 via RCA. EVANESCENCE launched their worldwide “Synthesis Live” tour in October 2017 combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra. Following an appearance at Download Japan on March 29, Evanescence will embark on a month-long tour of European arenas in April with co-headliner Within Temptation.
New type of rock entertainment band that combines Japanese traditional poems sing and musical instruments with rock band.
Their debut album [Bokaro Zanmai] released in April 2014.
Their 2nd album [八奏絵巻] that was released on 2015 has won 1st position in Oricon Newcomer Weekly Ranking, and won the 57th award from [Kagayaku!Nihon Record Taisho Kikakusho].
Well known as an energetic performing band in Japanese and abroad, in 2016 was their 1st concert in Nihon Budokan, 1 year 9 month after their 1st debut. They also did their North America Solo Tour, as one of their goal for becoming worldwide well known band.
In 2018, their 5th album [OTONOE] won the 60th award from [Kagayaku!Nihon Record Taisho Kikakusho].
In 2019, they has succeeded performing 2 days live concert at Saitama Super Arena. They are one of the most highlighted band in Japan currently.
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