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 20thAnniversary of the album, the group was re-releasing it remastered with 3 bonus tracks on July 22, 2016.

Added to this new version were brand new / never-before-released instrumental recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy.” 

Upon its release, 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 over 20 years so far with millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world. 

After playing over 170 ‘PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS’ concerts in 40 countries Apocalyptica released a live album called ‘Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos – A Live Performance’ including a DVD of their live performance at Olavinlinna Castle, Finland. The CD and Vinyl versions were recorded at the legendary Tavastia Klubi in Helsinki, Finland.

Apocalyptica remained staying on the road supporting the ‘PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS’ run and are going to the USA again in 2019 and also in Europe there are ‘PLAYS METALLICA’ shows coming up. 

For all tour please visit www.apocalyptica.com.

06 May 2019        Mesa, AZ           Ikeda Theatre – Mesa Arts Center            

07 May 2019          San Diego, CA           Balboa Theatre            

08 May 2019          Las Vegas, NV           Smith Center for Performing Arts            

09 May 2019          Sacramento, CA           Crest Theater            

10 May 2019          Redding, CA           Redding Civic Auditorium            

11 May 2019            Reno, NV           Silver Legacy Casino            

13 May 2019           Grand Junction, CO           Avalon Theatre            

14 May 2019            Denver, CO           Paramount Theatre            

16 May 2019             Oklahoma           Tower Theatre            

17 May 2019          Austin, TX           Paramount Theatre of Austin

20 May 2019            Birmingham, AL            Lyric            

21 May 2019           Nashville, TN           Polk at TPAC            

22 May 2019           Columbus, OH           Southern Theatre            

23 May 2019           Cincinnati, OH           Taft Theatre            

24 May 2019           Kansas City, MO    Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel & Casino

25 May 2019            Milwaukee, WI           Pabst Theater            

26 May 2019           Cleveland, OH           Ohio Theatre – Cleveland            

27 May 2019            Pittsburgh, PA           Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

28 May 2019             Washington, D.C.           Lincoln Theatre            

29 May 2019            Philadelphia, PA           Keswick Theatre            

30 May 2019            Englewood, NJ           Bergan Performing Arts Center

31 May 2019            Uncasville, CT           Mohegan Sun