Epica Announces “The Ultimate Principle” North American Tour

You Metal Legions love tours and I love to tell you about them and since I need to get ready for yet another show, here is a bit of touring information to process because the Symphonic Metal Masters from The Netherlands in Epica are coming back for one more round. Can you handle it? Dig into the full press release and tour poster below. I’ll return with some closing thoughts afterwards.

The Press Release:
Dutch Symphonic Metal giants EPICA will return to North America this August and September for the North American leg of the ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE TOUR, the band’s biggest North American tour to date. The band will be joined on this tour by Italian Gothfathers Lacuna Coil, their friends in Finnish melodic death metal Insomnium and newcomers Elantris!

EPICA front woman Simone Simons and EPICA guitar player Isaac Delahaye comment:

You asked for more, you’ll get more! After all the great reactions we got on our latest album The Holographic Principle and the amazing North American tour we’ve done end of last year, we’re really stoked to come back to your side of the planet so soon again. Bigger venues, bigger production, we’re ready to give you all we’ve got. Not to mention the absolutely killer bands we’re bringing over with us! I’m genuinely looking forward to play for you and to see you all rocking out with us. See you all soon!

The Tour Dates:
8-31-2017: Royale (Boston, MA)
9-1-2017: Metropolis (Montreal, QC)
9-2-2017: Imperial Theater (Quebec City, QC)
9-3-2017: Opera House (Toronto, ON)
9-5-2017: The Agora Theatre (Cleveland, OH)
9-6-2017: The Forge (Joliet, IL)
9-8-2017: Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
9-9-2017: The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT)
9-11-2017: The Showbox (Seattle, WA)
9-12-2017: The Hawthorne Theater (Portland, OR)
9-14-2017: The UC Theater (Berkeley, CA)
9-15-2017: The NOVO (Los Angeles, CA)
9-16-2017: The Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)
9-17-2017: Marquee Theatre (Phoenix, AZ)
9-19-2017: Alamo Music Hall (San Antonio, TX)
9-20-2017: Gas Monkey Live! (Dallas, TX)
9-21-2017: Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
9-23-2017: Revolution Live (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
9-24-2017: The Plaza Live (Orlando, FL)
9-25-2017: Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
9-27-2017: Ram’s Head Live! (Baltimore, MD)
9-28-2017: Trocadero Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
9-29-2017: Playstation Theater (New York, NY)

VIP tickets for this tour including a meet & greet, photo opportunity with the band, exclusive merchandise + more are on sale now through www.epica.vip – General admission tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 am local time.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: For many of the Metal Legions attending this tour is a no-brainer and that’s because Epica has grown to become one of the most exciting musical experiences in the Symphonic Metal genre. New fans should take notice of the vast interest in this band and the new touring effort and be on point to join all of the existing diehards. Trust me when I say that you are not going to want to miss this one at all. While I am of course most excited about Epica, I am also very interested in seeing both Lacuna Coil and Insomnium once again and getting there early enough to see what this band Elantris is all about. I’m also pretty stoked about this whole run closing up in my incredible Metal Metropolis at the PST. That’s all I have to say about the matter so I wonder what you readers think about this one. Will you be marking it down on your calendars? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
EPICA: http://www.EPICA.nl

2 thoughts on “Epica Announces “The Ultimate Principle” North American Tour”

  1. I don’t know much about EPICA and wouldn’t have heard about it if not for this website. I’m a fan of Lacuna Coil so I’m marking this on my calendar.

    1. I’m glad we’ve raised some awareness about a band that we really enjoy. People have to try the other Metal bands out there for the scene to thrive. Open up Spotify and listen to a couple of albums. Wonderful stuff and Insomnium, while more doomish, is another wonderful Finnish band to have on your radar.

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