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 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.

APOCALYPTICA did a limited run of dates in the U.S. 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.

Tour dates:

Sep. 05 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Sep. 06 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sep. 07 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
Sep. 08 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater at Spirt Square
Sep. 09 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
Sep. 11 – New York, NY – Town Hall
Sep. 12 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Sep. 13 – Montreal, QC – Theatre St. Denis
Sep. 14 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sep. 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Sep. 16 – Chicago, IL – Park West
Sep. 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
Sep. 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sep. 20 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
Sep. 22 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
Sep. 23 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Sep. 24 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Sep. 26 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
Sep. 27 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
Sep. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
Sep. 29 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
Oct. 01 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint