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Let’s celebrate ! This morning, Epica released the 10th anniversary remastered version of one of their best albums, Design Your Universe (called the Gold Edition), as well as a new EP, The Acoustic Universe. The new acoustic songs sound so good !

And to spoil us even more, a new music video was uploaded to the band’s YouTube channel : Martyr of the Free Word, created by Stefan Heilemann (who also designed the DIY, RFTI, TQE and THP album covers).

Tonight, the band will play the first show of the DYU 10th anniversary tour in Oberhausen (Germany) ! Who else is excited ?

To celebrate this very special day, I updated a lot of pages on the site (I added a lot of videos in our media center, as well as new pages in the career and press sections). A huge gallery update is also coming soon (of course I will add pictures from the DYU 10th anniversary shows as soon as I can find some).

Simone changed her username on Instagram yesterday. After 8 years of @smoonstyle, her new username is @simonesimons. She now uses the same username on Instagram and on Twitter.

Simone also runs 2 other instagram pages : @simonesimonsphotography (for photography, zero posts at the moment) and @smoonsale (to sell stuff, rarely used).

FYI : A few minutes later, someone else registered the username @smoonstyle to create a fan page. Keep in mind this is NOT an official page anymore.

According to an interview for Heavy TV, Epica are planning to release their next studio album in late 2020 !

Isaac said there will also be a new version of Design Your Universe coming out, featuring “some extras”, including a “bonus CD” with “five acoustic” renditions of songs from the original album. Mark previously said this edition will be called “Gold edition”. The album was remixed, remastered and this edition will have a new booklet based on the old booklet but with different colours. The band will play “80% at least”, “the vast majority” of the DYU tracks on tour next fall, but they probably won’t play the album from beginning to end because they want to surprise the audience.

4 more shows were added to the Design Your Universe 10th anniversary tour in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica.

21 Oct 2019 – Escena, Monterrey, Mexico (Tickets)
30 Oct 2019 – Teatro Caupolican, Santiago de Chile, Chile (Tickets)
02 Nov 2019 – Royal Center, Bogota, Colombia (Tickets)
03 Nov 2019 – Pepper’s Club, San Jose, Costa Rica

More shows were added to the Design Your Universe 10th anniversary tour in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina in October 2019 !

22 Oct 2019 – Diana Theatre, Guadalajara, Mexico (VIP)
24 Oct 2019 – Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico (Tickets / VIP)
26 Oct 2019 – Tropical Butantã, São Paulo, Brazil (Tickets / VIP)
27 Oct 2019 – Circo Voador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Tickets)
30 Oct 2019 – El Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“We are super excited to tell you that due to a huge demand from our fans in Latin America for our “Design Your Universe” anniversary shows, we have decided to also celebrate the album’s anniversary there.” – Simone

“In celebration one of my personal favorite Epica albums we will return to one of my favorite territories. When a huge amount of our fans made us clear that we should bring this show to Latin America we started looking into possibilities and I’m very glad we found a way to make this happen !” – Mark

Tickets and VIP upgrades are not on sale yet.
EDIT 02 Mar 2019 : Tickets for Mexico City, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are on sale
EDIT 06 Mar 2019 : VIP tickets for Guadalajara are on sale