Holy hell, this might just be one of the most diverse bills of the coming year already! Dutch symphonic metal mainstays Epica will take one-woman atmospheric black metal project Myrkur and progressive doom metal darlings Oceans of Slumber with them as support on their 2018 UK and Ireland tour! What was originally announced as a one-off line-up for Epica‘s anniversary show in Tilburg has now officially become an awesome full-on touring package, albeit for a short run only as of yet. Peep the dates after the jump!
Epica + Myrkur + Oceans of Slumber UK and Ireland tour dates:
April 06 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
April 07 – O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
April 08 – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
April 10 – Tivoli, Dublin, Ireland
April 12 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
April 13 – O2 Forum, London, UK
The timing couldn’t be more fantastic for all the bands involved! Epica, as previously alluded to, will be celebrating their 1000th (!!!) live show on April 14, 2018, 16 years after their formation. Having released both a full-length record (The Holographic Principle) and an EP (The Solace System), they’re coming to the UK fresh off the heels of a very productive year! Myrkur hasn’t exactly been a slouch this year either: her acclaimed second album Mareridt (read our review here) has won her a new wave of respect and success in the metal scene and beyond, and she’s currently touring with Icelandic post-metal phenomenon Sólstafir.
Last, but certainly not least, Texas-based progressive upstarts Oceans of Slumber will release their highly-anticipated sophomore release The Banished Heart on March 2, 2018 (more about that here), so you can surely expect to hear at least some songs off of it on the tour!
Hopefully you don’t need me to spell out for you that this is not a tour to miss out on if you’ve got the chance to catch one of the dates! Grab your tickets here, or wherever else they are sold in your region, if that’s more convenient for you. Make sure to follow Epica, Myrkur, and Oceans of Slumber on their respective Facebook pages to not miss out on any future updates.