Evanescence Score MTV VMA Nom for “Best Rock” with “Use My Voice” | Shore Fire Media

12 August, 2021Print

Evanescence Score MTV VMA Nom for "Best Rock" with "Use My Voice"

Watch the video for "Use My Voice" HERE

Nomination comes ahead of band’s arena tour with Halestorm this fall – Tickets at evanescence.com


Evanescence's video for their empowerment single "Use My Voice" from the band's highly-praised album, The Bitter Truth, has been nominated in the "Best Rock category" at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

Click HERE to watch the video for "Use My Voice," which was directed by filmmaker Eric D. Howell, for whose 2017 film, Voice From The Stone (Emilia Clarke) Amy Lee of Evanescence wrote the end title. Howell also directed the music video for Evanescence's current Top 10 Rock Radio hit, "Better Without You": https://youtu.be/hgRClfCU1ZE

And vote now ahead of the September 12th awards show: https://www.mtv.com/vma/vote/

This marks the second consecutive year that Evanescence has been nominated in Best Rock. "Wasted On You," self-shot by the band during last year's COVID quarantine, also notched a nomination. For both nominations, Evanescence has been the only female-fronted band in the category.

MTV praised "Use My Voice" as "a voice for the unheard." Featuring a line-up of rock's top women on its chorus (Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen, Within Temptation's Sharon den Adel, and Lindsey Stirling), it was written to celebrate the power of speaking out in order to promote a more just world.

The video features the band along with a diverse group uniting for change and justice, and even features a cameo from Lzzy Hale - whose band, Halestorm, will be joining Evanescence to play arenas nationwide this fall. 

Read more about the tour in its Pollstar cover story, out now, and check out the tour routing below: https://www.pollstar.com/article/amy-lee-and-lzzy-hale-promise-a-thunderous-and-joyous-arena-co-bill-148536

Amy Lee said of "Use My Voice:" This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty. I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices and use them as I step up to use mine. Don't let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that.

Watch Amy Lee discuss "Use My Voice," which was also used as a voter-registration anthem by non-partisan voter information service, HeadCount ahead of last year's election, on CBS This Morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU81zklgsTs


Praise for "Use My Voice"

"A voice for the unheard ... Lee can't be silenced" - MTV

"Evanescence returns with a mission" - Billboard

"Fierce" - Marie Claire

"Evanescence is back and frontwoman Amy Lee is once again at the top of her game" - Consequence of Sound


Praise for Evanescence and new album The Bitter Truth

Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2021 So Far

"Lee’s voice has never sounded rawer or more passionate than it does on The Bitter Truth" - Entertainment Weekly

[Amy Lee's] "fiercest songs to date." - LA Times

"An epic rock blast ... in a word, iconic." - V Mag


Evanescence and Halestorm 2021 Tour Dates

Fri, Nov 5 - Portland, OR - Veterans Memorial Coliseum *

Sun, Nov 7 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena *

Tues, Nov 9 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose *

Wed, Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA - YouTube Theater *

Fri, Nov 12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - The Chelsea *

Sat, Nov 13 - San Diego, CA - San Diego State University - Viejas Arena *

Mon, Nov 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Federal Theatre *

Sat, Nov 20 - Fort Worth, TX - Dickies Arena *

Sunday, Nov 21 - Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall *

Thu, Dec 2 - Duluth, GA - Gas South Arena ^

Sun, Dec 5 - Saint Louis, MO - Saint Louis University - Chaifetz Arena ^

Sat, Dec 11 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena ^

Sun, Dec 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Heritage Bank Center ^

Tue, Dec 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - University of Pittsburgh - Petersen Events Center ^

Wed, Dec 15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center ^

Fri, Dec 17 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion ^

Sat, Dec 18 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center ^

*PLUSH supports

^ Lilith Czar supports

For more information on Evanescence contact Hannah Schwartz: hschwartz@shorefire.com