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 in Osaka, Japan.
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. In 2018, the two bands first met when WAGAKKIBAND’s lead singer, Yuko Suzuhana and the guitarist, Machiya went to see Evanescence show in Los Angeles during their acclaimed Synthesis Tour, which also featured an orchestra, and has stayed in touch ever since.
Amy Lee was very impressed by a video of WAGAKKIBAND’s live concert, and they began discussing the prospect of working together. It took them two years, but the much-anticipated collaboration is finally about to happen.
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 on February 16, 2020.
I can’t wait to feel the power of WAGAKKIBAND with live orchestra in Osaka! I am thrilled to join them onstage for this special concert.
If all my dreams come true, we’ll be going for ramen after!
―― 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, our dream comes true as we’ll be performing together for the first time! Amy and I both singers and pianists. We are a lot in common. I hope everyone enjoys this special, one night only, collaboration event between WAGAKKIBAND and Ms. Lee.
―― Yuko Suzuhana