On Saturday, April 14th 2018 symphonic metal icons EPICA will celebrate their 1000th show anniversary at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Following the recent announcement of Danish metal sensation MYRKUR and USA's progressive metallers OCEANS OF SLUMBER as supports, EPICA can also now reveal that Italian metal maestros LACUNA COIL, Dutch symphonic metallers MAYAN and French metal outfit NIGHTMARE have been added to the bill! EPICA's already extensive 2018 itinerary can be found below. Vocalist Simone Simons stated: "Back in 2002, we could have never imagined that one day we'd be playing our 1,000th live show! This couldn't have happened without the support of our dearest and most loyal EPICA legion, so in order to make this an unforgettable night, we've invited some very cool guests to perform with us!" Guitarist Mark Jansen added: "I remember our very first show at 013, Tilburg as if it was yesterday. Back then we were supporting ANATHEMA, but now 16 years later, we'll have the honour to be celebrating our 1,000th show at the same venue as headliners. We could have never achieved this without the support of our loyal fans, so we definitely wanted to make this an amazing night to celebrate all together with also some very cool special guests! We hope to see you all in Tilburg!" Order EPICA's latest EP, »The Solace System«, here: http://nblast.de/EpicaSolaceSystem EPICA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/thesolacesystem Purchase the digital version or stream the EP, here: http://nblast.de/EpicaDigital