APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2018 U.S. Tour

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."

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