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3rd August 2017


Epica will play a full headline UK and Ireland Tour next Spring, taking on UK venues nationwide as well as playing their first ever Irish show at Dublin's Tivoli.

Guitarist Mark Jansen commented:

"We're coming back to the UK! Not for just one show like last time. Also Ireland for the very first time. We're looking very much forward to partying with you guys! See you in April!"

Epica played a sold-out show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire earlier this year bringing their latest album, 'The Holographic Principle', to life with impressive light reflecting glass prisms accompanying the cinematic soundscapes.

'The United Principle' tour dates:
Friday 6th April 2018: Nottingham - Rock City
Saturday 7th April 2018: Glasgow - ABC1
Sunday 8th April 2018: Bristol - O2 Academy
Tuesday 10th April 2018: Dublin - Tivoli
Thursday 12th April 2018: Manchester - O2 Ritz
Friday 13th April 2018: London - 02 Forum

Tickets for all dates are available right here.


Epica's latest album 'The Holographic Principle' was released in 2016 and was well-received worldwide, making top ten Chart entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. It was also number three on the UK Rock Chart.

Epica release their new EP, 'The Solace System', via Nuclear Blast on September 1st 2017.

Photo credit: Tim Tronckoe

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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