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Epica

Epica Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 300,994
Category Symphonic Metal, Metal
Concerts
Apr
26
Summer Breeze 2024
São Paulo
Tickets
Jun
28
Innfield Festival 2024
Radfeld
Tickets
Jul
07
Open Air Theater
Opatija
Tickets
Aug
02
Vagos Metal Fest 2024
Vagos
Tickets
Aug
10
M'era Luna 2024
Hildesheim
Tickets
Aug
11
Alcatraz 2024
Kortrijk
Tickets
Aug
15
Rock Castle 2024
Moravský Krumlov
Tickets
Sep
19
The Symphonic Synergy: Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Tickets
Sep
20
The Symphonic Synergy: Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Tickets
Dec
06
The Symphonic Synergy: Ciudad de México
Ciudad De México
Tickets
Dec
07
The Symphonic Synergy: Ciudad de México
Ciudad De México
Tickets
About Epica
Epica is a symphonic metal band from The Netherlands, founded in 2003 by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen subsequent to his departure from After Forever. The band currently consists of Simone Simons (vocals), Mark Jansen (guitars, vocals), Ad Sluijter (guitars), Yves Huts (bass), Coen Janssen (keyboards, synthesizer), and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums). In early 2002, Mark Jansen left After Forever due to creative differences and began looking for musicians to integrate a new musical project, initially named Sahara Dust. In late 2002, the band courted Helena Iren Michaelsen (former vocalist of Trail of Tears and current vocalist of Imperia) as its frontwoman, but shortly after she was replaced by the then unknown mezzo-soprano singer Simone Simons, Jansen's girlfriend at the time. The band's line-up was completed by guitarist Ad Sluijter, drummer Jeroen Simons, bassist Yves Huts and keyboard player Coen Janssen. Their name was changed to Epica, inspired by Kamelot's album, "Epica". Epica then assembled a choir (made up of two men and six women) and a string orchestra (three violins, two violas, two cellos, and a double bass) to play along with them. Their debut album, The Phantom Agony, was produced by Sascha Paeth (known for having previously produced albums for bands such as Angra, Rhapsody of Fire, and Kamelot) and was released in late 2003. Their second release, entitled Consign to Oblivion, was influenced by the culture of the Maya civilization, a fact which can be noticed, for example, on songs which integrate the "A New Age Dawns" arch. "A New Age Dawns" refers to the time system of the Mayan people, which extends up to the year of 2012, and makes no reference of what may happen past said year. Consign to Oblivion was composed with film scores as a basis, with Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman being cited as major inspirations. The album features guest singing by Roy Khan (from Kamelot) on the song "Trois Vierges". Epica also joined Kamelot as a support band on parts of their tour for promotion of the The Black Halo album, to which Simone had contributed her vocals. Epica's The Score: An Epic Journey was released in September 2005 and is the soundtrack for a Dutch movie called "Joyride", though it can also be seen as their third album. Mark Jansen stated that the album is "Typically Epica. Only without the singing, without the guitars, no bass and no drums". In 2005 and 2006 Epica went on their first tour throughout North America with Kamelot. After the tour, their drummer, Jeroen Simons, left the band, due to his wish to pursue his other musical interests. In December Ariën van Weesenbeek was announced at the official website of the band to be the drummer for their new album. Their latest album The Divine Conspiracy has been released at the end of August 2007 in the United States in time for their second tour through North America. The new album was released early September in Europe and is the first Epica album released by Nuclear Blast. Epica performs a blend of gothic metal and symphonic metal. Another component of Epica's style is power metal with their guitarist Ad Sluijter describing the band as "a bridge between power metal and gothic metal.". Vocalist Simone Simons has expressed a preference for the group to be described as symphonic metal though the founder of the group Mark Jansen notes that they do not mind being called gothic metal. Official site: www.epica.nl
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Genres
Symphonic Metal, Metal
Band members
Simone Simons, Ariën van Weesenbeek, Isaac Delahaye, Rob van der Loo, Mark Jansen, Coen Janssen
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What fans are saying
Javier Solano
4 / 5
I'm not giving 5 stars because of the incompetent venue staff that made us wait 30 mins outside, missing the beginning of the show.
Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 24, 2022
Bram
4 / 5
It's Epica, how can't it be amazing. Was a bit disappointed it took the sound guys about an hour to fix one guitars sound...
Openluchttheater Hertme Hertme, Netherlands
Jun 30, 2019
Mikaela
4 / 5
My first time seeing Epica live and they did not disappoint! Had a lot of fun will definitely see them again.
The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 28, 2022
Sanderson
5 / 5
My first Epica’s concert. It was just indescribable. Great performance, amazing songs, such a breathtaking night never to be forgotten.
Circo Voador Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 01, 2020
D
4 / 5
Great show and ok sound quality 👍 The sound quality was actually way better than usual in Amager bio 😉
Amager Bio Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 01, 2023
Julia
5 / 5
It was a nice show, sound was good and mood also. I only wish it was a little longer.
TONHALLE Munich, Germany
Mar 22, 2023
Anonymous
4 / 5
Awesome Concert in São Paulo! Hope to see more of The Phantom Agony next time! 🤘🤘
Audio São Paulo, Brazil
Nov 29, 2022
Eri
5 / 5
Thank you for the Amazing night EPICA!! You all are the best in this whole world.
The Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY
Jan 21, 2020
Andy
5 / 5
Epica were great as always! Starkill were good too and super cool at the merch table!
The Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY
Jan 14, 2020
JuhaPka
5 / 5
Awsome……Band was in excellent shape and had fun on stage. Simone’s Voice was so good.
Kuusisaari Oulu, Finland
Jul 31, 2023
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Epica Tour Cities
Vagos, Portugal Opatija, Croatia Mexico City, Mexico Amsterdam, Netherlands São Paulo, Brazil Moravský Krumlov, Czechia Radfeld, Austria Kortrijk, Belgium Hildesheim, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions About Epica

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Epica on tour?

Yes, Epica is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Epica concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Epica tour is scheduled for 11 dates across 9 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Epica scheduled to play?

Epica is scheduled to play 11 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Epica tour start?

Epica’s tour starts Apr 26, 2024 and ends on Dec 07, 2024. They will play 9 cities; their most recent concert was held in São Paulo at Latin America Memorial and their next upcoming concert will be in Opatija at Open Air Theater.

What venues is Epica performing at?

As part of the Epica tour, Epica is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 26 - São Paulo, SP @ Latin America Memorial
Jun 28 - Radfeld, Austria @ A-6421
Jul 07 - Opatija, Croatia @ Open Air Theater
Aug 02 - Vagos, Aveiro @ Vagos Metal Fest
Aug 10 - Hildesheim, Lower Saxony @ Airport Hildesheim
Aug 11 - Kortrijk, Vlaams Gewest @ Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug 15 - Moravský Krumlov, Jihomoravský kraj @ Moravský Krumlov Castle
Sep 19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
Sep 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
Dec 06 - Ciudad De México, CDMX @ Auditorio Nacional
Dec 07 - Ciudad De México, CDMX @ Auditorio Nacional
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