How close are we to Summer? Close enough that tours that start at the end of the Summmer are getting announced. And fans of melodic and symphonic metal have just been given something to look forward to, as Epica have announced a tour with Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, and Elantris. The Ultimate Principal tour will start right around Labor Day, so even though Summer’s over, you’ll have something to look forward to. Tickets will go on sale on Friday (28) at 10am. Here’s where to catch it: 

8/31 Boston, MA @ Royale
9/01 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
9/02 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
9/03 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/05 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
9/06 Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9/08 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
9/09 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT 
9/11 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
9/12 Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater  
9/14 Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
9/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
9/16 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
9/17 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
9/19 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
9/20 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
9/21 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
9/24 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
9/25 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live!
9/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
9/29, 2017 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater