‘MTV First: Evanescence’ premieres Monday at 7:54 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, with exclusive live stream to follow on MTV.com
By James Montgomery
Last month, MTV News premiered a sneak peek of Evanescence’s brand-new single “What You Want,” and the response from fans was overwhelming, to say the very least.
We went on to unveil snippets of two more songs from the self-titled album (out October 11) — the booming “The Other Side” and the ethereal “Lost in Paradise” — and each was met with the same strong enthusiasm … so, we figured it was time to do something big. Really big.
And here it is: On Monday, at exactly 7:54 p.m. ET/PT, Evanescence will perform “What You Want” live — for the first time anywhere — on MTV. And immediately following that performance, the whole band will sit down with us for an exclusive interview and Q&A session that will stream live on MTV.com.
Of course, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t include Evanescence’s fans in all the fun, which is why we’re asking you to submit your questions for the band via Twitter, using the hashtag #EVMTV. We’ll pick the best ones and get their answers during our live stream.
And as if all of that wasn’t enough, immediately following the live stream, we’ll be posting the full album version of “What You Want” on MTV.com.
We’re calling the entire event “MTV First: Evanescence,” and it all begins Monday, August 8, at 7:54 p.m. ET/PT. We’d tell you to tune in, but we’re pretty sure that’s a given. After all, Evanescence has been gone for nearly four years … and judging by your reactions, you guys certainly miss them.