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.

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

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.