Evanescence has announced that it has parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura, who has been with the band since 2015.
“It’s been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we’ve decided it’s time to part ways,” the band wrote on social media yesterday (May 21).
“We will always love and support her, and we can’t wait to see what she does next! We’re so grateful for the good times and great music we’ve made together around the world.
A replacement for Majura has yet to be announced, but the band assured fans that they are “working hard to rehearse our upcoming tour and will have some exciting news about new lineups to come in the coming days, so stay tuned”.
Following the group’s announcement, Majura took to social media to respond to their exit, stating “none of this was my decision”.
“I feel the need to say that none of this was my decision!” she wrote on Twitter. “I have no grudge against anyone and I wish Evanescence the best. I allow myself to carry beautiful memories of these past years, I am grateful.
I feel the need to say that none of this was my decision! I have no grudges against anyone and I wish Evanescence the best. I allow myself to carry beautiful memories of these past years, I am grateful to you.
— Jen Majura (@JenMajura) May 22, 2022
Majura joined Evanescence in 2015, taking over from former Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo, who had himself joined the band after parting ways with original guitarist Ben Moody.
Evanescence and Within Temptation were recently forced to postpone their upcoming UK and European tour again.
The two bands were originally scheduled to depart for the “Worlds Collide” tour in 2020, but the tour has since been postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The long-awaited concerts were finally due to kick off in March, but Evanescence and Within Temptation announced in February that the shows would now take place in November and December.
All existing VIP tickets and packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues will remain the same – you can find more information about the tour here.