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APOCALYPTICA Announces 2025 North American "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 7:15 AM

With Special Guest NITA STRAUSS

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In the lore of heavy metal, only a handful of artists can claim to have changed history, and even fewer can say they've done so twice. Enter APOCALYPTICA, and one of metal's greatest, most unlikely success stories. By any account, it's the stuff of legend, and it's about to come full circle as APOCALYPTICA announces their "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour" across the United States, featuring support from guitar virtuoso Nita Strauss. Full routing and ticketing information is available below.

Formed in 1993 at the world-renowned Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, APOCALYPTICA began as a loving, lo-fi nod to METALLICA from four classically trained musicians. Their debut album, Plays Metallica By Four Cellos, released in 1996, was a game-changer. As founding band leader Eicca Toppinen explains, "We just loved METALLICA and we wanted to play it with the instruments we were able to play, which just happened to be cellos. We played a metal club in Helsinki, and then we were asked to do an album. Five months after it was released, we were opening for METALLICA. It's still unbelievable to me."

Fast forward to today, and APOCALYPTICA has released eight rapturously received records, sold six million albums, and toured relentlessly. Now, they continue their unique homage to METALLICA with Plays Metallica, Vol. 2, featuring powerful collaborations with METALLICA members and using original tracks from the legendary Cliff Burton. The album came out June 7, 2024 to rave reviews.

The band looks forward to playing these fresh interpretations of METALLICA songs for their US fans in 2025. The "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour" will kick off on February 6, 2025, in Washington, DC, and will visit major cities across North America.

Tour Dates:

  • Thu Feb 06 - Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
  • Fri Feb 07 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
  • Sat Feb 08 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
  • Tue Feb 11 - New York, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount
  • Wed Feb 12 - Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
  • Thu Feb 13 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Fri Feb 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
  • Sat Feb 15 - Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Center
  • Sun Feb 16 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
  • Tue Feb 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Uptown Theater
  • Wed Feb 19 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
  • Thu Feb 20 - Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
  • Fri Feb 21 - Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
  • Sat Feb 22 - Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • Mon Feb 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Tue Feb 25 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
  • Wed Feb 26 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
  • Thu Feb 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts
  • Fri Feb 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre
  • Sat Mar 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
  • Mon Mar 03 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
  • Wed Mar 05 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live - Moody Theater
  • Thu Mar 06 - Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
  • Sat Mar 08 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Tickets will be available starting with a Citi presale beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 11 AM local time. The general onsale begins on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 10 AM local time. Citi is the official card of the "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour". For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

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