Just a few days ago Epica announced they’d miss a few co-headlining dates on the Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour, as vocalist Simone Simons returned to Europe to be with her family. That situation at home hasn’t improved, which has forced the band to cancel the rest of their tour dates.
From the band’s Facebook:
“It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of all remaining shows of our North American tour.
A couple of days ago, Simone had to fly back to the Netherlands to be with her family due to an emergency. Sadly, there has been no major improvement in that situation so it is impossible for Simone to return to the tour at this moment. Therefore, we have no other option than to cancel the remaining dates.”
The Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour will carry on with Eluveitie and The Agonist, but Epica said they’ll reschedule a North American tour for early 2016. Epica can’t seem to catch a break touring in North America, as they were scheduled to do a US tour with Machine Head last year, but Flynn and company cancelled the whole tour to finish recording their latest album, Bloodstone & Diamonds.