EPICA - Amanda Somerville Replaces Simone On Upcoming North American Tour

March 22, 2008, 11 years ago

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Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have issued the following update:

The extra weeks of rest, as a result of the cancellation of most of this month’s shows, have helped Simone a lot in recovering from her MRSA infection. Three out of the four aspects in her latest test already showed negative, which is a major step forward! Unfortunately one of these still showed positive. As optimistic as we may be about these final test results, we just cannot risk her health by having her go on tour this soon already. Simone’s doctor also advised her to stay home.

We have come a long way already and we must continue this way to overcome this. Therefore we have decided to ask our good friend Amanda Somerville (pictured above) to substitute for Simone on our upcoming USA tour. As you all know, Amanda has been involved with Epica from the beginning as a vocal coach and can also be heard on every album as backing vocalist as well as part of our choir. We are very happy that Amanda is willing to help us out and we are most positive that these extra weeks of rest will give Simone enough time to fully recover from this infection so that she can join us on stage again during our Dutch club shows.

If you want to find out more about Amanda, please visit her MySpace page.

The dates for Epica's North American tour with SYMPHONY X and INTO ETERNITY are as follows:


4 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
5 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater Times Square
6 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
8 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
9 - Montreal, QC - Medley
10 - London, ON - Embassy
11 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
12 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
13 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
16 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
18 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
19 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
20 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
22 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
23 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
25 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
26 - Houston, TX - Meridian
27 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
29 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
30 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre


1 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
3 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx

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