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February 21, 2020

APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2018 U.S. Tour

On May 10, 1996, Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos”. The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with three bonus tracks, in 2016.

The band has been touring the world in celebration of that anniversary and played a bunch of well-received U.S. dates early last year. The celebration continues into 2018 with a brand-new set of U.S. dates.

Upon its release, “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos” introduced APOCALYPTICA‘s unique take on metal with a series of cello-based METALLICA covers. Even more, APOCALYPTICA created its very own genre and laid the foundation to a career that has lasted for 20 years so far with millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world.

Tour dates:

May 07 – Spokane, WA – Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox
May 08 – Salem, OR – Historic Elsinore Theatre
May 09 – Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts
May 10 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
May 11 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
May 12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
May 13 – Chandler, AZ – Chandler Center For The Arts
May 15 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 16 – Dallas, TX – Strauss Square
May 17 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
May 18 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
May 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 20 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom
May 22 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 23 – Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall
May 24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
May 25 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
May 26 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den
May 27 – Albany, NY – The Egg
May 29 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
May 30 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
May 31 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury

APOCALYPTICA‘s Eicca Toppinen said last summer that fans will have to wait a while longer before they hear the follow-up to the band’s 2015 album, “Shadowmaker”. Toppinen said: “We [are now] focus[ing] on this, touring-wise, this [‘Plays Metallica By Four Cellos’] concept,” he said. “Originally, I thought, ‘Hey, let’s make the anniversary thing. Let’s play a maximum of 30 shows.’ Because, first of all, we didn’t know how interesting the concept we [could] create, how it [was] gonna work out. But suddenly it turned out great — the concept is really good, and there seems to be a lot of demand; people want to see it — so we thought, ‘Okay. If people want to see it, let’s do it.’ So now we are gonna play maybe 150 shows of this concept.”

Source: News

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