EPICA Keyboardist Coen Janssen Forced to Sit Out North American Tour

EPICA will perform on the upcoming North American tour without keyboardist Coen Janssen. Read his statement below:

Dear friends and fans.

Here is a message I hoped never to write to you. Unfortunately I will not take part in EPICA’s upcoming North American Enigma tour with Eluveitie and The Agonist.

Recently, my wife Linda was diagnosed with cancer. To overcome this terrible disease she is getting chemo-treatment. Needless to say, I have to be at her side and take care of our children during this period.

I want to express my deepest gratitude towards Simone, Mark, Isaac, Rob, Arien, our entire crew and management for their love, understanding and support! I cannot wish for anything better then these guys having my back in these times! I am sure they will keep giving you the best possible show there is, with or without me.

Thank you and hope to see you soon!

Cheers, Coen

We wish Linda and Coen all the strength they need! All shows and VIP Meet + Greets will take place as planned albeit without Coen. Coen will return on stage with us in October.