Epica cancel shows due to family emergency

Posted by on September 14, 2015

Announced back in May, the Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour started just last week, and co-headliner Epica have had to cancel some dates. Eluveitie and The Agonist will carry on, but as Epica explained over the weekend, vocalist Simone Simons had to head back to Europe to be with her family.

Said the band via Facebook:

Dear North American fans,

Luck has not been on our side as of late and it is with heavy hearts we share some unfortunate news.

A couple of days ago something dramatic happened in Simone’s close family. After serious consideration and as things aren’t looking good, the only option for her is to fly back home to be there with and for her family. Resulting in us canceling the four upcoming shows (Quebec City, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis.)

Respect to Simone for carrying on and rocking out with us for the past couple of days. VIP sessions will still take place without Simone, people who don’t show up these sessions will automatically receive a refund. We will also be hanging out at the merchandise stand in support of the tour.

At this time, the Revolver tour will carry on as scheduled with Eluveitie and The Agonist, and we’ll keep you updated on resuming the tour.

It seems that Simone will rejoin the band after their September 16th show in Minneapolis, MN, so so hopefully Epica will be able to play the last 10+ shows of the tour.

Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour 2015 dates:

9/15 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
9/16 – Minneapolis, MN  @ Mill City Nights
9/18 – Saskatoon, SK @ Obrians
9/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
9/20 – Calgary, AB @  MacEwan Hall
9/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
9/23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
9/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
9/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
9/28 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
9/29 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
10/01 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury
10/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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