Singer Simone Simons of Dutch female symphonic metallers EPICA has uploaded the first installment of her South American tour video blog. Watch it below.
The band's South American tour kicked off on April 7 in Porto Alegre, Brazil and took EPICA to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay.
EPICA's April 10 concert at Via Funchal in Sao Paulo, Brazil was filmed for a forthcoming DVD.
EPICA will embark on another North American tour in November/December. So far the following dates have been confirmed:
Nov. 19 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov. 21 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Dec. 07 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
EPICA will have special VIP meet-and-greet tickets available for the abive-listed concerts. The VIP ticket allows the fan 60-minutes-early entry to the show (one hour before normal door time) and a special meet-and-greet autograph session with the band.
General-admission and VIP tickets are on sale exclusively through EnterTheVault.com.
Support acts for the tour have not yet been announced.
On March 9, Simons was in Hilversum, The Netherlands filming a video for the song "This Is The Time", which was written for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
EPICA celebrated the five-year anniversary of its sophomore album, "Consign To Oblivion", by performing the CD in its entirety on March 21 at Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Keyboardist Coen Janssen was forced to sit out EPICA's recent North American headlining tour because of "personal reasons." He was replaced by Simone's boyfriend Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, SONS OF SEASONS, DORO).
EPICA's latest album, "Design Your Universe", landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.