Dutch symphonic rockers EPICA will perform in Finland, Belarus and Russia at the end of May, beginning of June. According to an update from the band, these will be their last club shows of 2013.
Their schedule is as follows:
30 - Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
31 - Republic Club - Minsk, Belarus
2 - Moskow Hall - Moskow, Russian
Epica recently issued the following announcement, which explains the reason for cutting down on live shows this year:
"We are happy to announce that Simone is pregnant!
Simone and longtime partner Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, SONS OF SEASONS) are expecting their first child around the end of summer. To ensure the best possible pregnancy and considering Simone's and the babies health, we have decided to stop our live activities from the 1st of July. This means Epica will not play this years Masters of Rock festival in the Czech Republic.
However this does not mean Epica won't do anything! Our Retrospect live-DVD will be released upcoming fall. Furthermore, during the second half of 2013 Epica will start working on a brand new record which will be released in 2014.
We are looking forward to see you all at the remaining shows this year and will be back next year with a new CD, stronger than ever!"