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 Ultimate Principle tour
EPICA w/ Lacuna Coil / Insomnium / Elantris
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
Described as “Female fronted symphonic metal hailing from Ohio, USA,” Elantris will support their recently-released debut album, This Sacrifice, with a set of dates that will also feature Insomnium, Lacuna Coil, and headliners Epica.
Comprised of band members Lindsay Victoria Ketchum -Vocals, Thomas Ullom – Vocals, Garrett Chetock– Guitar, John Dobosh – Bass, Mark Liber – Keys, and Erik Liber – Drums, Elantris are extremely excited about the upcoming trek, which will run from August 31-September 29, as evidenced by the following quote:
“We are very excited for the opportunity to perform with such incredible bands. With our combined powers, we see no reason we can’t reshape the hearts and souls of everyone present at the shows. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a fantastic tour and get to play our music at so many great venues, in front of so many incredible fans.”
“Our main goal on this tour is to stimulate the economy by increasing the production of mops and buckets. These will be vital in dealing with the increased sweat and face melting that occurs at most venues due to extreme headbanging and joyous feeling that occurs from witnessing raw epicness!”
Along with the release of their aforementioned debut on November 17, 2016, Elantris has previously played shows with the likes of Sonata Arctica, Xandria, Delain, Epica, Eluveitie, and Amaranthe (roughly 150 shows in total thus far), and are comparable stylistically to such renowned artists as Epica, Kamelot, Delain, and Xandria.
And soon, North American rock fans will get the opportunity to catch this fast-rising group on a nearby concert stage.