Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have canceled the remaining dates on their North American headlining tour.
The band says in a statement: “A couple of days ago, Simone [Simons, vocals] 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.”
EPICA‘s current run was supposed to mark the band’s long-awaited return to North America after their tour with MACHINE HEAD in late 2014 got canceled. It was also to be the group’s first North American trek in support of their latest album, “The Quantum Enigma”, which hit the charts all over Europe and beyond.
Simons and her husband, KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai, welcomed their first child, Vincent G. Palotai, in October 2013.