Evanescence share anthemic new single The Game Is Over

Evanescence have released their brand new single titled The Game Is Over.

It’s the second track from the band’s upcoming studio album The Bitter Truth and follows Wasted On You (opens in new tab) which was released back in April.

Vocalist Amy Lee says: “This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around.  

The Game is Over is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside – not lock her up because she can’t be contained any more. 

“It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”

Evanescence have also revealed that a video for The Game Is Over will be shown as a YouTube premiere this coming Friday (July 3) at 5pm BST. The premiere will also see Lee take part in a Q&A session with fans.

Further details on The Bitter Truth will be revealed in due course.

Last month it was announced that Evanescence’s European tour with Within Temptation had been moved into 2021.

Lee said: “We are so disappointed that we won't be seeing you this fall, but we're accepting the challenge 2020 is giving us and pouring our time and hearts into making a great album instead.

"Friends, we miss you terribly and can't wait to play these songs for you next year. Be safe, be well, we love you!”

All previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates, while those seeking refunds should contact their point of purchase.

Evanescence and Within Temptation 2021 Worlds Collide European dates
Sep 08: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Sep 09: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Sep 11: Berlin Velodrom, Germany
Sep 12: Gliwice Arena, Poland
Sep 14: Leipzig Quarterback Immobilien Arena, Germany
Sep 15: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany
Sep 17: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Sep 18: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Sep 20: Paris Accorhotels Arena, France
Sep 21: Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Germany
Sep 22: Munich Zenith, German
Sep 24: Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Sep 26: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Sep 27: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Sep 28: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Sep 30: Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, UK
Oct 01: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Oct 03: Birmingham Utilita Arena, UK
Oct 04: London The O2, UK
Oct 07: Madrid Palacio Vistalegre, Spain (Evanescence only)

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