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Watch: EPICA plays first show as support act for METALLICA

Band replaced Five Finger Death Punch as leading support


EPICA played the first show as the support act for METALLICA earlier this week (Wednesday, May 17) at Stade De France in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. EPICA was invited to replace Five Finger Death Punch for two shows, whose singer Ivan Moody is recovering from a back hernia surgery. On top of the Paris show, EPICA will also support METALLICA in Hamburg, on May 28th.

Watch the Fan-filmed footage below.


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?!”

EPICA (SUMMER) FESTIVALSHOWS this year:10.06.23 | Download Festival | Donnington, UK15.06.23 | Graspop Metal Meeting | Dessel, BE25.06.23 | Topfest | Abraham, SK02.07.23 | Midalidare – Rock in The Valley | Mogilovo, BG07..07.23 | Exit Festival | Novi Sad, RS13.07.23 | Dong Open Air | Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE15.07.23 | The Return of The Gods Festival | Milan, IT27.-29.07.23 | Kuopiorock | Kuopio, FI29.07.23 | Q-Stock | Oulu, FI06.08.23 | Rockstadt Extreme Fest | Rasnov, RO16.08.23 | Summer Breeze | Dinkelsbühl, DE18.08.23 | Motocultor Festival | Carhaix, FR20.08.2023 | Rock the Lakes | Vallamand, CH26.08.23 | Floyd | Athene, GR28.08.23 | Kucukciftlik Park | Istanbul, TR03-05 Nov 2023 | The Rock Circus |Den Bosch, NL17-18 Nov 2023  | Metal Hammer Paradise  | Weissenhäuser Strand, D