EVANESCENCE Schedules Australian Dates

EVANESCENCE will embark on an Australian tour in February. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Feb. 08 - Brisbane, AUS - Entertainment Centre
Feb. 10 - Melbourne, AUS - Vodafone Arena
Feb. 13 - Adelaide, AUS - Entertainment Centre
Feb. 15 - Perth, AUS - Challenge Stadium
Feb. 17 - Sydney, AUS - Entertainment Centre

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 11.

As previously reported, EVANESCENCE's video for "Lithium", the second single from the band's new album, "The Open Door", has been posted online: Windows Media, Real Media.

Unlike the Little Red Riding Hood concept for the "Call Me When You're Sober" video, which was an abstract take on somewhat literal lyrics, the follow-up is a literal take on somewhat abstract lyrics, according to MTV.com.

"So it's not so in-your-face to make the video more literal," singer Amy Lee told MTV.com about the video, which Paul Fedor (SARAH MCLACHLAN, SEETHER) directed based on her concept. "Really, though, I think it's all about touching somebody and I hope it does that."

"Lithium" is about making the choice between the comfort of sorrow and the idea of happiness.

"You get in these cycles where you're stuck in bad situations or relationships or whatever and it's hard to make yourself get out even though it's negative and hard," Lee explained. "So that's sort of what it's about, breaking free."

She chose the title "Lithium", which is also the name of a classic NIRVANA song, because it's "a metaphor for happiness from a negative point of view." "It's looking at it like, 'I don't want to numb myself and not feel anymore,' " added Lee.


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