Simone Simons of Epica poses for a portrait before Epicas tour-opening performance at the Howard Theatre. October 23, 2012.s tour-opening performance at the Howard Theatre. October 23, 2012.
Simone Simons of Epica poses for a portrait before Epicas tour-opening performance at the Howard Theatre. October 23, 2012.s tour-opening performance at the Howard Theatre. October 23, 2012. Credit: By Brandon Wu

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Dutch symphonic metal band Epica kicks off their fall U.S. tour at the Howard Theatre. October 23, 2012.