We hope you like symphonic metal because Epica will be hitting North America for an extensive tour and they're bringing Lacuna Coil with them! Melodeath vets Insomnium and newcomers Elantris are also on board as additional support.

The trek, dubbed "The Ultimate Principle" tour, will find Epica promoting their latest record, The Holographic Principle onstage each night, starting on Aug. 31 in Boston. The tour will venture north and into Canada before extending through the Midwest, ultimately reaching the West Coast before circling back to the Northeast, capping it off with a "Big Apple" show on Sept. 29.

Epica frontwoman Simone Simons and guitarist Isaac Delahaye are amped for the jaunt, commenting, "You asked for more, you'll get more! After all the great reactions we got on our latest album, The Holographic Principle, and the amazing North American tour we've done end of last year, we're really stoked to come back to your side of the planet so soon again. Bigger venues, bigger production, we're ready to give you all we've got. Not to mention the absolutely killer bands we're bringing over with us! I'm genuinely looking forward to play for you and to see you all rocking out with us. See you all soon!

Lacuna Coil will be touting their most recent album, the blisteringly heavy Delirium, while Insomnium will tour under 2016's Winter's Gate.

Meanwhile, Elantris, the greenest group on the bill, released their debut, The Sacrifice, late last year. Collectively, they exclaimed, “We are very excited for the opportunity to perform with such incredible bands. With our combined powers, we see no reason we can't reshape the hearts and souls of everyone present at the shows. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a fantastic tour and get to play our music at so many great venues, in front of so many incredible fans."

General admission tickets will go no sale on Friday (April 28) at 10AM local time and VIP options are available now at this location.

Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium + Elantris 2017 Tour Dates

8/31 — Boston, Mass. @ Royale
9/01 — Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
9/02 — Quebec City, Quebec @ Imperial Theater
9/03 — Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
9/05 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theater
9/06 — Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge
9/08 — Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theater
9/09 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
9/11 — Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox
9/12 — Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
9/14 — Berkeley, Calif. @ The UC Theater
9/15 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The NOVO
9/16 — Santa Ana, Calif. @ Observatory
9/17 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee
9/19 — San Antonio, Texas @ Alamo Music Hall
9/20 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
9/21 — Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
9/23 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution
9/24 — Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza Live
9/25 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
9/27 — Baltimore, Md. @ Ram's Head Live
9/28 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero
9/29 — New York, N.Y. @ Playstation Theater

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