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Tour Dates

Vancouver

SOLD OUT

4/24 - Ellie Goulding
@ Orpheum Theatre

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4/25 - Franz Ferdinand
@ Commodore Ballroom

SOLD OUT

4/26 - The 1975
@ Vogue Theatre

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4/30 - Pennywise
@ Commodore Ballroom

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5/1 - Nile
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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5/2 - George Thorogood
& The Destroyers
@ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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5/2 - Metal Alliance Tour
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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5/3 - George Thorogood
& The Destroyers
@ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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5/3 - Luke Bryan
@ Rogers Arena

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5/3 - Zeds Dead
@ Commodore Ballroom

5/7 - Iced Earth & Sabaton
@ Venue

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5/11 - Childish Gambino
@ PNE Forum

5/11 - Needtobreathe
@ Vogue Theatre

5/11 - Primal Fear
@ Venue

5/14 - Authority Zero
@ The Media Club

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5/20 - Backstreet Boys
@ Rogers Arena

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5/20 - Hugh Laurie with the Copper
Bottom Band
@ Orpheum Theatre

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5/21 - Foster the People
@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

SOLD OUT

5/21 - Iggy Azalea
@ Commodore Ballroom

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5/22 - Die Antwoord
@ Commodore Ballroom

5/23 - Brody Dalle
@ Venue

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5/23 - City and Colour
@ Deer Lake Park

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5/23 - Daughtry
@ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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5/23 - Elbow
@ Commodore Ballroom

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5/24 - Haim
@ Malkin Bowl

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5/25 - Lana Del Rey
@ PNE Amphitheatre

5/25 - Mogwai
@ Vogue Theatre

5/26 - Christina Perri
@ Vogue Theatre

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5/28 - Band of Skulls
@ Commodore Ballroom

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5/29 - Lionel Richie
@ Rogers Arena

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5/30 - Lady Gaga
@ Rogers Arena

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5/30 - Bachman & Turner
@ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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6/3 - 3 Doors Down (acoustic)
@ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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6/7 - Five Alarm Funk
@ Commodore Ballroom

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6/18 - The Fray
@ Malkin Bowl

SOLD OUT

6/19 - Michael Bublé
@ Rogers Arena

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6/20 - Michael Bublé
@ Rogers Arena

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6/25 - Fitz & The Tantrums
@ Commodore Ballroom

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6/26 - Devo
@ Commodore Ballroom

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6/26 - Michael Franti & Spearhead
@ PNE Amphitheatre

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6/27 - Cher
@ Rogers Arena

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6/28 - Nazareth + Headpins
@ Commodore Ballroom

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6/28 - Queen + Adam Lambert
@ Rogers Arena

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6/28 - Wu-Tang Clan
@ Orpheum Theatre

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6/30 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
@ Orpheum Theatre

6/30 - Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts
@ Vogue Theatre

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7/1 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
@ Orpheum Theatre

7/4 - Future
@ Vogue Theatre

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7/8 - New Order
@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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7/15 - Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band
@ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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7/16 - Tori Amos
@ Orpheum Theatre

7/18 - Pemberton Music Festival
@ Pemberton Valley

7/19 - Pemberton Music Festival
@ Pemberton Valley

7/20 - Pemberton Music Festival
@ Pemberton Valley

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8/2 - Rod Stewart & Santana
@ Rogers Arena

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8/8 - Squamish Music Festival
@ Logger Sports Grounds

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8/9 - Squamish Music Festival
@ Logger Sports Grounds

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8/10 - Squamish Music Festival
@ Logger Sports Grounds

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8/21 - Jack Johnson
@ Deer Lake Park

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9/7 - Passenger
@ Malkin Bowl

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9/9 - Katy Perry
@ Rogers Arena

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9/10 - Katy Perry
@ Rogers Arena

9/13 - Elton John
@ Rogers Arena

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9/20 - Blake Shelton
@ Rogers Arena

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10/11 - 54-40
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/25 - Gordon Lightfoot
@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

11/8 - Boyce Avenue
@ Vogue Theatre

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11/18 - Fleetwood Mac
@ Rogers Arena

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11/21 - Mötley Crüe
@ Rogers Arena

Seattle

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4/23 - Drive-By Truckers
@ Showbox SoDo

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4/23 - Ellie Goulding
@ Paramount Theatre

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4/24 - Franz Ferdinand
@ Showbox SoDo

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4/24 - The 1975
@ Showbox at The Market

4/26 - The Wanted
@ Showbox SoDo

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5/6 - Stephen "Ragga" Marley
@ Showbox at The Market

5/18 - Kyle Gass Band
@ The Crocodile

5/23 - Tech N9ne
@ Showbox SoDo

5/24 - Tech N9ne
@ Showbox SoDo

5/27 - Black Flag
@ The Showbox

5/27 - Lana Del Rey
@ WaMu Theater

6/17 - The Fray
@ Marymoor Park

6/27 - Fitz & The Tantrums
@ Showbox SoDo

6/27 - Michael Franti & Spearhead
@ Marymoor Park

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6/28 - Cher
@ KeyArena

6/28 - Warped Tour
@ White River Amphitheater

7/1 - Heart
@ Marymoor Park

7/5 - Steely Dan
@ Marymoor Park

7/6 - Steely Dan
@ Marymoor Park

7/8 - Rockstar Mayhem Festival
@ White River Amphitheatre

7/9 - Jurassic 5
@The Showbox

7/10 - Slightly Stoopid
@ Marymoor Park

7/17 - Tedeschi Trucks Band
@ Marymoor Park

7/19 - Cheech & Chong with War
@ Marymoor Park

7/19 - Say Anything
@ The Showbox

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7/19 - Journey & Steve Miller Band
@ White River Amphitheatre

8/1 - Foreigner and Styx
@ Marymoor Park

8/4 - Austin Mahone
@ Marymoor Park

8/12 - Counting Crows
@ Marymoor Park

8/13 - Ray LaMontagne
@ Marymoor Park

8/19 - Rebelution
@ Marymoor Park

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8/29 - Dave Matthews Band
@ Gorge Amphitheatre

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8/30 - Dave Matthews Band
@ Gorge Amphitheatre

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8/31 - Dave Matthews Band
@ Gorge Amphitheatre

9/8 - Jennifer Nettles
@ Washington State Fair

9/12 - Fall Out Boy
Washington State Fair

9/13 - Keith Urban
@ Washington State Fair

9/13 - Linkin Park, 30 Seconds
to Mars + AFI
@ The Gorge

Featured Video

Pennywise
“Bro Hymn [Warped Tour 2009]”

NEWS

[REVIEW] Epica @ Fivesixty

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Photo by Jacob Zinn

Words by Daryl van der Meulen

The lights dimmed at Fivesixty in Vancouver last Saturday night, the crowd buzzing with anticipation. A larger-than-life symphonic prelude began to play as blue lights blasted through the fog, giving the crowd a taste of the bold nature of Epica and the show to come. Gentle vocals faded in as the first band members took to the stage. The crowd roared with excitement.

After seeing Finnish melodic death metal four-piece Insomnium and yo-hoing Scottish pirate metal outfit Alestorm, the fans were ready for the symphonic sextet from Holland.

Immediately following the prelude, the band took the stage and broke into “Monopoly of Truth”, the second track off their new album, 2012’s Requiem for the Indifferent. The performance was flawless and frontwoman Simone Simons stood out (and not just because of her natural beauty). The classically trained vocalist sang with angelic power, sounding at least as good as the studio recording – and made it look easy.

The band performed hits from all their albums, musically highlighting the contrast between good and evil and lyrically touching on complex philosophical and moral issues. Their setlist included such Epica favourites as “Cry for the Moon”, “The Obsessive Devotion”, “Sancta Terra”, and even “Blank Infinity” in the encore.

Lights flashed as rhythm shredder Mark Jansen delivered heavy melodic guitar riffs and harsh vocals, supported by lead guitarist Isaac Delahaye. Drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek kept up the pace with the fretburning duo and one could even see a security guard headbang a bit.

After some time, there was a break in the chaos and you could hear Simons’ heavenly voice of reason backed by Coen Janssen’s melodic keyboard. Sanity is returned temporarily as the lyrics focused on philosophy.

All the band members seemed to be in high spirits that night, addressing the crowd casually and personally rather than reciting those popular phrases that are all too common with touring musicians. Their new bassist, Rob van der Loo, blended seamlessly with the rest of the musicians, actively interacting with the rest of the band and the crowd. If you didn’t know better, you would think that he had been with the band since its formation in 2002.

Their performance of “The Phantom Agony” from their first studio album of the same name had some audio balancing issues. The vocals (which are vital to the song) were drowned out by what is normally background music, but the audience was rocking too hard to notice.

Throughout the performance, keyboardist Janssen made an effort to be noticed by walking around the stage, interacting with bandmates and gesturing to the audience. The crowd took to his shenanigans and eventually made an effort to look for them. Later in the show, drummer van Weesenbeek was introduced as “The Beast” and performed a solid drum solo for the audience. He hadn’t brought much attention to himself earlier, but managed to perform without error.

There is no doubt that everyone left the concert a fan of Epica. They have taken the time to perfect their live sound, and given their jaw-dropping 90-minute show, they have absolutely earned their name.