Got back from a totally kick butt event down at The Studio at Webster Hall (concert narrative coming soon I promise) and as I scrolled through the wonders of Facebooks timeline I saw this bummer of an announcement from Epica who have cancelled the remaining dates on their North American tour. The official press statement is below along with the remaining dates on the run. Check it out.
Dear North American fans; It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of all remaining shows of our North American tour. A couple of days ago Simone had to fly back to the Netherlands to be with her family due to an emergency. Sadly there has been no major improvement in that situation so it is impossible for Simone to return to the tour at this moment. Therefore we have no other option than to cancel the remaining dates. However, the Revolver tour will carry on as scheduled with Eluveitie, The Agonist and Martina Edoff. We will again be rescheduling the North American tour in support of the Quantum Enigma for the beginning of next year. If you wish to refund your tickets you can do this through the venue. VIP-tickets purchased through Soundrink will be refunded automatically. Tickets for this tour will not be valid for the rescheduled dates. We want to thank all our fans and partners for their understanding and support in this difficult situation. Sincerely, EPICA
09/16/2015 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
09/18/2015 – O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
09/19/2015 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
09/20/2015 – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB CANADA
09/22/2015 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC CANADA
09/23/2015 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
09/25/2015 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
09/26/2015 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
09/28/2015 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
09/29/2015 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
10/01/2015 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
10/02/2015 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/01/2015 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Not much I can say since this is a family emergency and I always maintain that its family first in life. I hope for the very best for Simone and her family and that we fans on this side of the globe get to enjoy their incredible sounds sooner rather than later. I also hope that the fans choose to stick with these remaining dates as both Eluveitie and The Agonist are great live acts that I have seen numerous times over the years. I am expecting them to pull out all the stops in proper respect to Epica to give the fans a show that they will not soon forget. That’s all I’ve got.