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The world’s premier orchestral rock/metal band and Jive recording artist, Apocalyptica, will return to the U.S. for 18 shows starting November 25h in Orlando, Florida at House Of Blues and concluding in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 18th at the House Of Rock.
The Helsinki, Finland based band recently finished their international sold-out summer tour supporting the release of their most recent album, 7th Symphony. Apocalyptica wrapped up their co-headlining U.S. tour, which included stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and other major U.S. cities. The New York Post declared “you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen long-haired dudes headbanging while playing classical cellos.” Apocalyptica now returns to continue to support the release of their seventh album 7th Symphony. The current single “End of Me” (click to listen), featuring guest vocals by Gavin Rossdale of Bush, is a Top 5 smash on the Active Rock Radio chart. 7th Symphony also features stellar guest lineup Brent Smith of Shinedown, Lacey Mosley of Flyleaf and Joe Duplantier of French rock band Gojira and Dave Lombardo of Slayer.
Revolver called 7th Symphony‘s instrumentals “their heaviest and most grandiose yet.” Metro Mix proclaimed “…all were in agreement that Apocalyptica put on a stellar performance” at their New York show. Brand X (Los Angeles Times) called their recent Los Angeles Club Nokia performance “…symphonic, emotional, gorgeous…”
Eicca Toppinen – cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – cello
Paavo Lötjönen – cello
Mikko Sirén – drums
This is one show you do not want to miss! Catch Apocalyptica live:
November 25 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
November 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
November 27 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
November 29 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
November 30 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
December 4 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
December 5 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
December 6 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
December 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
December 8 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
December 9 Richmond, VA The National
December 10 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
December 12 Knoxville, TN Valarium
December 13 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
December 14 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
December 15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
December 16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
December 17 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
December 18 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
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First Single “End Of Me” Features Vocals By Bush’s Gavin Rossdale
Single Radio Impact Date June 29; Album Release Date August 24th
When it comes to symphonic metal, no one has a pedigree like Finland cello-based quartet Apocalyptica. And this summer they’ll demonstrate their abundant skills and dramatic performance flair during a run of North American shows to support their upcoming seventh album 7th Symphony. The tour launches May 21 in Nashville, Tennessee at the WBUZ Hootenanny and runs through July 17 with a headline show at the Buffalo Town Ballroom.
7th Symphony was produced by Joe Barresi (Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion), and is scheduled for release August 24. The album will feature eight instrumentals plus four tracks with guest vocals including the first single “End Of Me” featuring lead vocals by Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. In addition, producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Creed, My Chemical Romance) returns for production duties on two tracks on the forthcoming album.
The conservatory-trained musicians of Apocalyptica (three of whom are graduates of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki) started playing Metallica covers in 1993 and in 1996 they released their critically acclaimed debut Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. But it was 2007’s Worlds Collide that broke the band into an international phenomenon. The disc featured numerous guest stars. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor appeared on “I’m Not Jesus,” Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia sang on “S.O.S. (Anything But Love)” Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann performed on a cover of David Bowie and Brian Eno’s “Helden” and Three Days Grace Singer Adam Gontier sang his heart out on “I Don’t Care.” “I Don’t Care” blasted Apocalyptica through the stratosphere, and peaked at number one on the Billboard rock chart. Apocalyptica promoted Worlds Collide with a world tour that included numerous stops in North America.
Now, Apocalyptica are coming back to shake the world again. Don’t be left in the rubble.
May 21 Nashville, TN WBUZ Hootenanny
May 22 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall (Headline show)
May 23/24 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range Festival
May 29 Indianapolis IN X103 May Day
July 15 Cadott WI Rock Fest
July 16 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theatre (Headline Show)
July 17 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom (Headline Show)