APOCALYPTICA: New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA will return to the U.S. for 18 shows starting November 25 in Orlando, Florida at House Of Blues and concluding in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 18 at the House Of Rock.

The dates are as follows:

Nov. 25 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Nov. 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Nov. 27 - Tampa, FL - Ritz Ybor
Nov. 29 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Nov. 30 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Dec. 04 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Dec. 05 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Dec. 06 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
Dec. 07 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Dec. 08 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Dec. 09 - Richmond, VA - The National
Dec. 10 - Greenville, SC - The Handlebar
Dec. 12 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
Dec. 13 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
Dec. 14 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Dec. 15 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Dec. 16 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Dec. 17 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Dec. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock

"Broken Pieces", the new video from APOCALYPTICA, can be viewed below. The clip features a guest appearance by FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm (previously known by her maiden name of Lacey Nicole Mosley).

"Broken Pieces" comes off APOCALYPTICA's latest album, "7th Symphony", which sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 31 on The Billboard 200 chart. The majority of the album was produced by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION), with two other songs produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD, PAPA ROACH).

Just like on their previous album, "Worlds Collide", APOCALYPTICA has employed guest vocalists for several tracks on the record. APOCALYPTICA member Eicca Toppinen told The Pulse of Radio that it's always a challenge to fit the band's music around each individual singer's style. "You know, there's certain challenges, but we also, we always want to see how the vocals fit in that, "he said. "(But) after that, we work on the arrangements and see what else with the cellos we can create around the vocals. But I think with everybody — we've been so lucky to work with some great people, so it's always pretty easy."

APOCALYPTICA traveled to Los Angeles in early June to shoot a music video for "End Of Me", the first single from "7th Symphony". The song features BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale on vocals, with Rossdale also making an appearance in the video.

Other guest artists on "7th Symphony" include SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith, vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French metal act GOJIRA and drummer Dave Lombardo from SLAYER.

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