Official press release:

Just one day after the release of their anniversary re-issues We Still Take You With Us and Live At Paradiso (for the first time!), symphonic metal titans Epica will celebrate 20 years of existence live at Tilburg’s 013, the same place where they played their first show (supporting Anathema) back in 2002.

However, since the show has long been sold out and not everyone can join the celebrations on September 3rd, the band is bringing the show to everyone via the internet. Fans everywhere can tune in to an exclusive, pro-shot live stream of the entire show that will contain plenty of surprises in the setlist, several guests, and spectacular stage effects!

Keyboardist Coen Janssen comments:

“We are extremely happy to be able to share our anniversary – not only with the lucky ones who got a ticket – but also with everybody else in the world! Our loyal fanbase is everywhere around this planet and through this live stream we can let everyone be part of this party. It wouldn’t be a birthday bash without you!! So, grab your drinks and warn the neighbors, because this is going to be a noisy night!”

In addition, you will also get to witness the return of a band that had disappeared off the face of the earth for the last 20 years. Sahara Dust reunite for a special one-off live performance to open the show. Don’t miss them, because although you might have never heard of them, their history is heavily interwoven with Epica’s inception.

Starting live at 19:30 CEST (1:30 pm EST/10:30 am PST), the shows will remain online for 72 hours for fans in different time zones to re-watch in their account at any time within that period. Early bird tickets are available until August 12th, and bundles are available with limited edition merchandise that will only be available with the stream or directly at the anniversary show in Tilburg. Secure your tickets for this special event here:

North American Epica fans will have their chance to see the band hit the stage with Sabaton on The Tour to End All Tours. For ticket information, please click here.

Tour dates w/ Sabaton:

9/15 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
9/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
9/17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
9/19 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
9/21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9/23 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
9/24 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
9/25 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
9/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
9/28 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
9/30 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/01 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
10/03 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/06 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/08 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
10/11 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
10/13 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis
10/15 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
10/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
10/21 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
10/22 Montreal, QC – Place Bell
10/23 New York, NY – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom