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Last week, Epica headlined Maximum Rock Festival in Bucharest. Simone looked so stunning in her new white dress ! I love this new look, it reminds me of one of the dresses she wore for Ωmega Alive. The setlist was exactly the same the band played at Road to Luppolo two weeks ago. Now, it’s time for the band to rest before the beginning of the Ωmega world tour starting in South America next December.

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Career > Tour > Setlists > 2021 Summer Festivals
Gallery > Live Performances > 11 Sep 2021 – Maximum Rock Festival, Bucharest, Romania



Epica was back in Italy last weekend. Because of Covid restrictions, spectators had to sit in a chair, but according to the band and the fans, the show was no less amazing ! The setlist was almost the same as the one from Alcatraz Music Festival two weeks before (the band only added “Sensorium”). Simone also wore the same dress.

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Career > Tour > Setlists > 2021 Summer Festivals
Gallery > Live Performances > 28 Aug 2021 – Road to Luppolo, Cremona, Italy
Gallery > With Fans > 28 Aug 2021 – Road to Luppolo, Cremona, Italy



Whether you were one of the lucky ones in the audience in Belgium or if you watched the live stream from home, you were probably blown away by Epica’s show at Alcatraz Festival yesterday. The band is back, and it feels so good !

Two months after Ωmega Alive, and now with Coen allowed to travel, Epica experimented with new stuff and all the band members looked so happy to be able to perform together again. Simone interacted a lot with the audience, and she was right when she said we probably won’t take things like concerts for granted anymore !

The setlist looked a lot like the one at Area 53 in Leoben last month, except the songs were not in the same order. The band removed Kingdom of Heaven, but added Storm the Sorrow (with a nice new vocal line by Simone during the bridge) and Design Your Universe as the last song.

In my opinion, it’s great that Epica is experimenting with new songs at the end of the setlist instead of Consign to Oblivion (at Area 53, it was Omega). Although I love CTO, I think it’s exciting to have something else, and to never know which song will be the last. Last night, Design Your Universe was a wonderful conclusion to the show and the fireworks made this moment even more magical !

If you haven’t been able to watch the live stream, I added the video to our media center. Don’t forget to check the “full shows” tag for more full concerts !

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Career > Tour > Setlists > 2021 Summer Festivals
Gallery > Live Performances > 13 Aug 2021 – Alcatraz Music Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
Media > Live > 13 Aug 2021 – Alcatraz Music Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium (Full Show)



After 18 months without live shows, Epica was finally able to play the new songs from Ωmega on stage at Area 53 in Leoben, Austria ! The setlist was similar to the one they played during the “Ωmega Alive” streaming event.

After so many months, it must have felt so good for the band and the fans to reunite. Unfortunately, because of quarantine, Coen was unable to join the other band members and had to stay home. A difficult but necessary decision !

Lots of pictures from the show have been added to the gallery. As usual, thanks to the lovely photographers who shared them ! I love Simone’s outfit and her new mic stand.

EDIT : Epica released an official vlog. Watch it here and see screencaptures here.

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Career > Tour > Setlists > 2021 Summer Festivals
Gallery > Backstage & Behind the Scenes > Jul 2021 – Leoben, Austria
Gallery > Live Performances > 16 Jul 2021 – Area 53, Leoben, Austria
Media > Backstage & Behind the Scenes > 16 Jul 2021 – Area 53, Leoben, Austria