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North American Principle Tour Kicks-Off Nov 4th!

Epica Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA will return this fall for The North American Principle Tour in support of their upcoming album The Holographic Principle which will see a worldwide release on September 30th through Nuclear Blast. EPICA will be joined on this trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends in THE AGONIST. The first three dates will see Germany’s XANDRIA as a replacement for ARKONA. Tour kicks off on November 4th in Quebec City and will conclude on December 3rd in Worcester, MA.

EPICA’s front woman Simone Simons commented on the tour:
"The time has finally come to visit North America again. We are super excited to show you guys our kick-ass new material of which we are extremely proud! We hope to welcome you all to experience The Holographic Principle extravaganza!"

Confirmed dates for The North American Principle Tour with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARKONA, and THE AGONIST are:
11/04/2016 Imperial Theater - Quebec City, QC **
11/05/2016 Corona - Montreal, QC **
11/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Hall - Toronto, ON **
11/08/2016 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
11/09/2016 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2016 Amsterdam Event Center - Saskatoon, SK
11/12/2016 Marquee - Calgary, AB
11/13/2016 The Ranch - Edmonton, AB
11/15/2016 Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC
11/16/2016 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA
11/18/2016 Social Hall - San Francisco, CA
11/19/2016 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2016 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
11/22/2016 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
11/23/2016 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
11/25/2016 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
11/26/2016 Empire Control Room - Austin, TX
11/28/2016 State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
11/29/2016 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/01/2016 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
12/02/2016 Webster Hall - New York, NY
12/03/2016 Palladium - Worcester, MA
** with XANDRIA replacing ARKONA

EPICA will release of their forthcoming record The Holographic Principle (September 30th through Nuclear Blast). The album was produced with Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann (

The band commented:
"The Holographic Principle deals with the near future wherein virtual reality has taken off and allows people to create their own virtual worlds which can't be distinguished from "reality as we know it". This raises the question whether our current reality is a kind of virtual reality on itself, a hologram. This implies the existence of a higher reality which we currently do not have access to. The lyrics challenge you to think out of the box, to reconsider everything you thought to know for sure and to be open-minded towards recent revolutions in science. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a ride as nothing appears to be what it seems in our holographic universe."

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    October 27, 2016

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