Here at the Metal Command HQ, we really enjoy what the band Apocalyptica is all about and have documented their releases, tours and overall general announcements when its been possible to do so. Those new to the site can peruse any of those items by clicking HERE. Earlier today the announcement came in about the bands upcoming tour which will celebrate their debut album “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos”. You can check it all out down below.
The Press Release:
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 3 bonus tracks on July 22, 2016.
Added to this new version was brand new / never-before-released instrumental recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy.” The album is available on vinyl (2 LP set) for the first time in many years.
PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS was a new approach to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. Even more APOCALYPTICA created their 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.
APOCALYPTICA did a limited run of dates in the US in 2016 but is returning to tour North America in major markets to do ‘a night with’ dates in support of this particular release this fall. This will be the first time the band will play in support of this record ever – they did not tour behind it when it first came out.
The Tour Dates:
09/05: Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
09/06: Orlando, FL – House of Blues
09/07: Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
09/08: Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater at Spirt Square
09/09: Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
09/11: New York, NY – Town Hall
09/12: Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
09/13: Montreal, QC – Theatre St. Denis
09/14: Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/15: Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
09/16: Chicago, IL – Park West
09/17: Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
09/18: St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/20: Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
09/22: Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
09/23: Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
09/24: Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09/26: Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
09/27: Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
09/28: Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
09/29: San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
10/01: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When you consider that the band has never toured this album in the first place and how important it actually is to their fans, you know that this one is going to be a good draw and likely sell out based on the venues that they will be performing in. I always leave an Apocalyptica show with a feeling of inspiration and I know that I will be looking for a copy of the reissued album when it comes out. I’ve placed a link to Amazon.com for all of you to do that since the brick and mortar places are less and less and less when it comes to finding the left from center stuff. I hope to be a part of this tour when it comes through my area and will close out by asking what you readers think about it. Will you attend? Are you a first timer or a second? Let me know down there below. By the way, when the albums actual anniversary hits I will be presenting it as one of our “Milestones” so please stay tuned for that.
Official Website: http://www.apocalyptica.com