Arkansas-Based Guitarist Walks Out on Evanescence Tour

November 5, 2003 - Posted at 6:31 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Evanescence lead guitarist Ben Moody was to meet with his record label in Los Angeles Tuesday after the musician abandoned his band's world tour.

Moody and lead singer Amy Lee started the band out of Little Rock.

Producer Steve Karas says there is no word on when or if Moody would rejoin the group.  Moody left last month in Europe at a date in Berlin.

Moody was spotted by staff at Juanita's, a Little Rock night spot, Monday night.

Evanescence's CD "Fallen" features the number one song "Bring Me To Life" from the movie "Daredevil."  The recording has sold more than six million copies worldwide since its March debut.

The rock group is listed to perform November 16 at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.  No word on whether that appearance will include Moody.

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