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apocalyptica2016Colosseum, Essen, Germany
22nd February 2017
Apocalyptica - 20 Years of “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos“

APOCALYPTICA has included a stop at Essen Colosseum on the 22nd February 2017 to take us to a journey to their amazing beginning. On 10th May 1996, APOCALYPTICA released their debut album ‘Plays Metallica By Four Cellos’. It features eight instrumental METALLICA covers arranged and played on cellos. The band was invited to record this album by a label employee after a 1995 show in which they performed some of the songs. The members were initially unsure and thought nobody would listen to such a record, but the employee insisted and they recorded it.

Twenty years and eight albums later, they re-released it. The remastered album comes with three bonus tracks. From APOCALYPTICA’s own writing “Now that our debut album is all grown up & old enough to drink, what better way to celebrate its anniversary, than to take it back on the road next year for all our loyal fans to see!! The tour kicks off in February next year and tickets are on sale NOW - are you ready for some Apo classics?!”

For those who still don’t know them, APOCALYPTICA is a Finnish cello metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso (all three of whom are graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki) and drummer Mikko Sirén. Originally a METALLICA classical tribute band, the band eventually adopted a neoclassical metal style without the use of conventional guitars. They have sold over four million albums to date. On 10th May 1996, APOCALYPTICA released their debut album ‘Plays Metallica By Four Cellos’. It features eight instrumental METALLICA covers arranged and played on cellos. The band was invited to record this album by a label employee after a 1995 show in which they performed some of the songs. The members were initially unsure and thought nobody would listen to such a record, but the employee insisted and they recorded it.

Confirmed dates
6-Feb - Geneva, Switzerland
7-Feb - Zurich, Switzerland
8-Feb - Munich, Germany
9-Feb - Vienna, Austria
10-Feb - Milan, Italy
11-Feb - Prague, Czech Republic
13-Feb - Frankfurt, Germany
16-Feb - Hamburg, Germany
17-Feb - Warsaw, Poland
18-Feb - Wroclaw, Poland
20-Feb - Berlin, Germany
22-Feb - Essen, Germany
24-Feb - Brussels, Belgium
25-Feb - Utrecht, Holland
27-Feb - Manchester, UK
28-Feb - Edinburgh, UK
1-Mar - London, UK

Additional Concert Info
Doors: 19:00
Start: 20:00
Tickets for the concert in Essen can be bought for 48.50€ / 54.20€ / 59.75€ (plus fees) at http://po.st/Apo4CEssen
Info Apocalyptica: http://www.apocalyptica.com / https://www.facebook.com/Apocalyptica/
Info: http://prime-entertainment.de/index.php?id=34&eventid=3942


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