EPICA announce THE SYMPHONIC SYNERGY: two exclusive shows with orchestra and choir in The Netherlands & Mexico
Tickets on sale from Friday, November 10th
Symphonic metal titans EPICA announce two highly exclusive shows, in which they will bring along a choir and ochestra. The shows will take place in Amsterdam (Afas Live) on Friday, September 20th 2024 and Mexico City (Auditorio Nacional), on Saturday, December 7th. Ticket sales start on Friday, November 10th.
The time has come to write history once more. 15 years have passed since ‘The Classical Conspiracy’ and 10 years since we recorded another milestone in our career, ‘Retrospect’ – now, over a decade later, we are once again about to enter the stage with a full orchestra and choir. Under the title, ‘The Symphonic Synergy’, we will play two massive “Epica & Orchestra” shows. One in our home country, the Netherlands and another one in our second home, Mexico.
The first event takes place at Amsterdam’s Afas Live on September 20, 2024, while Mexico will see this highlight at one of Latin America’s most iconic venues, the 10.000-seat-capacity-hall, Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City on December 7, 2024.
EPICA fans however already have the opportunity to pre-order tickets, provided they are subscribed to the Epica Newsletter.
Finally, it is happening again! Epica playing together with a full orchestra and choir! And this time we are even taking the show to Mexico! To be playing these ‘Symphonic Synergy’ shows in these iconic venues is a dream come true and we’ll make both shows an experience you will never forget. You. Don’t. Want. To. Miss. This!!!
Playing with an orchestra and choir is an absolute dream! I can’t wait for ‘The Symphonic Synergy’ to come alive and to share this unique experience with Epicans.
Simone Simons | zang
Mark Jansen | gitaar, grunts, screams
Isaac Delahaye | gitaar
Rob van der Loo | bas
Coen Janssen | synths, piano
Ariën van Weesenbeek | drums
EPICA released their latest EP ‘Live at AFAS Live’ last October. Stream the full EP on all platforms now AT THIS LOCATION.
Guitarist Isaac Delahaye comments: “It’s always a pleasure to play this fan-favorite track, and to take the crowd with us while we build up to the massive groove and have a headbang party together. Enjoy listening & watching Code of Life as performed earlier this year in Amsterdam!”
Remaining tour dates for 2023 & 2024
11.11.23 | Xpo Kortrijk | Kortrijk, BE
18.11.23 | Metal Hammer Paradise | Weißenhäuser Strand, DE
25.01.24 | Polideportivo San José del Carmen | Tegucigalpa, Honduras
27.01.24 | Parque de la Industria | Guatemala City, Guatemala
29.01.- 02.02.24 | 70.000 Tons of Metal
03.02.24 | Pedregal | San Jose, Costa Rica
04.02.24 | Royal Center | Bogota, Colombia
15.-17.08.24 | Rock Castle | Moravsky Krumlov, CZ
Earlier this year, EPICA stepped in for FIVE FINGER DEATH punch as leading support act for METALLICA. Watch the footage of the support show in Stade De France in Paris below.
Today we play our first of two shows with the mighty @Metallica. Here is us warming up+taking up the immensity of what is about to happen. Truly one of the most electric sound checks one could have⚡️can’t wait to ride the lightning with them and @ICENINEKILLS🤘🤘— Epica (@Epica) May 17, 2023
📷: Jens De Vos pic.twitter.com/K7CqiPOMvG
EPICA previously on social media:
“We’re beyond honoured to be supporting the mighty @metallica May 17 at 🇫🇷Paris’ @stadefrance🇫🇷 and May 28 at 🇩🇪Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion🇩🇪 Opening will be @iceninekills. There’s nothing else that needs to be said; this is the ultimate for any metal band and we can’t wait to add our flair to the #M72WorldTour. These will be INCREDIBLE shows.
Who will we be seeing?!”
A couple of months ago, frontwoman told Czech Republic’s about the band’s plans for a new LP: “After this year, all the festivals, we’re gonna start writing a new record… All the bandmembers start writing songs in their home studio by themselves, but I haven’t heard any of those songs yet… When inspiration strikes, we just start writing. But we’re gonna schedule writing sessions. And we’re all excited to write a new record.”
Regarding how the songwriting works in , said: “Well, it’s mostly that first they have some music, some demos, and then I start to come up with vocal lines for that. That is mostly how it goes. The guys start writing the songs and then they give me a listen so I can already come up with vocal lines and then they can continue writing the songs to support the vocal lines. Sometimes songs are written really fast; sometimes it takes long. And inspiration can strike at the weirdest times. So it’s good that we always have the phone that we can quickly record melodies, whether it’s for vocals or like a guitar riff or anything. Everybody has a home studio, so it’s very practical to quickly record ideas. And then we get together. Because we live in four different countries; we don’t live in the same village. And then we actually sit together and finish writing the songs.”
Last November, EPICA released “The Alchemy Project” through Atomic Fire Records. The EP was co-written and performed with diverse guests ranging from extremists like FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Niilo Sevänen (INSOMNIUM) and Björn “Speed” Strid (SOILWORK) along with melodic masters like Tommy Karevik (KAMELOT),keyboard legend Phil Lanzon (URIAH HEEP) and Roel Van Helden (POWERWOLF) to a once-in-a-lifetime song with Simons, Charlotte Wessels and Myrkur.