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It was five years between 2006's The Open Door and last year's self-titled effort, and Evanescence fans can probably expect a similar gap between that record and the next one. Singer Amy Lee told NME that after its upcoming European and South American tours the band will probably go back into hibernation for a while. She explained, "I'm really not sure what I'll do next. At the end of any really long tour you need to get your head in order. I think at the end of the run we'll go on a break for a while and figure things out."
Lee told us that the lengthy tour for the latest CD has taken its toll on the group: "We have a very international fan base, so we end up touring always a little bit too long (laughs), so we're all, you know, at a point where we're like just 'grrrr,' you know, like using the stage to just get all those wiggles out. You know, you get pretty stir crazy on the road sometimes. But it's been good, it's been overall a really positive year for us."
Lee added that she doesn't mind taking her time between albums, saying, "I don't think it's a bad thing. People have the idea that you have to keep putting stuff out while people remember you. But I'd rather make something that's awesome and then make people remember again. I hope it doesn't take five years, but I don't want to put a timeline on it either."
The band's self-titled third major label album sold 127,000 copies in its first week to land at Number One on the Billboard album chart when it came out last fall.
Evanescence recently headlined the Carnival Of Madness tour in the U.S. with support from Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine.