Apocalyptica – 2014 Concert Schedule
Composed of cellistsEicca Toppinen,Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu
Kivilaakso, Apocalyptica is a metal band hailing from Finland. The band initially started out by playing Metallica covers
on cello, but slowly they began to incorporate works by other artists, in addition to their own original music. All of the
band members are graduates of the esteemed Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and they combine a variety of musical genres into
their work, including thrash metal, classical music, world music, and more. With over four million albums sold worldwide,
it's clear that fans all over the world can't get enough of their unique approach to music. With many popular albums, the
band has managed to top the charts in America, and now they are embarking on another concert tour. For years, fans far and
wide have experienced the extraordinary talent of the musicians in Apocalyptica, and now you can see for yourself what fans
and critics have been raving about. For your tickets to experience everything that Apocalyptica has to offer, visit StubHub
The metal band Apocalyptica was formed in 1993, by cellistsEicca Toppinen,Paavo
Lötjönen,Max Lilja, andAntero Manninen. By 1996, the band had released their debut album, "Plays Metallica by Four
Cellos," which produced their signature style of playing Metallica covers on cellos. Two years later, Apocalyptica followed
up with their second album, "Inquisition Symphony," which also featured covers of Pantera, Faith No More, and Sepultura, in
addition to three original songs written by Eicca Toppinen. After a small lineup change in 1999 when Antero Manninen was replaced
by Perttu Kivilaakso, the band returned to the studio to begin working on their next album, "Cult." "Cult" was released in
2000, and contained 3 covers and 10 original songs.
Apocalyptica released their fourth album "Reflections" in 2003,
which was solely comprised of original songs and no covers. The band also allowed their music to be more experimental on this
album, with Slayer's Dave Lombardo playing drums on some of the songs. Their self-titled 2005 album featured even more guest
musicians, including HIM's Ville Valo, The Rasmus' Lauri Ylonen, and Dave Lombardo again. Apocalyptica's sixth album "Worlds
Collide" was released in 2007, and took their music in a slightly different direction with a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes."
When "Worlds Collide" was released in the United States, it entered the top 10 of the Alternative Rock charts and Active Rock
Since their inception, the band has gone on to tour the United States and Europe, playing to packed venues wherever
they go. They also were featured as a musical guest on Last Call with Carson Daly, making their American television debut.
Apocalyptica's Breakthrough Album
Since their debut album was released, Apocalyptica was a hit. Fans loved the
unique mix of classical instruments with the heavy metal music of Metallica. In 2008, the band got another surge of fans after
their song "I Don't Care" hit the charts. They later reached the number 3 position on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Track
chart and the number 2 position on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock. Apocalyptica eventually reached number 1 on the Billboard
rock chart, making them the first Finnish band to do so. After touring Europe and the United States, in addition to numerous
festivals, Apocalyptica is now embarking on another tour and you don't want to miss their show when they come to a venue in
Did you know that Apocalyptica joined Greenpeace's "Energy Revolution Campaign"?
the Rock in Rio concert in 2008, Apocalyptica joined Greenpeace's "Energy Revolution Campaign" and they played the Beethoven
5th Symphony, taking a brief departure from their usual metal sound.
As Apocalyptica takes
to the stage, you and the audience will be blown away with their recreations of all of your favorite thrash metal hits. With
Apocalyptica's concerts, classical music and metal comes together in a stunning display of creativity and talent. Their albums
have featured some of the most unique covers of metal hits, in addition to their own original material. It's not every day
you get to see musicians play metal songs on classical string instruments; in fact, Apocalyptica is one of the very few to
do so successfully. When Apocalyptica brings their stunning music to a venue near you during this concert season, you don't
want to miss out. Their show is truly spectacular, and it's a great way to spend some time with friends if you're looking
to do something different. From "Reflections" to "Worlds Collide," you will get to hear hits from all of your favorite Apocalyptica
albums. To experience the brilliant live music of Apocalyptica in person, be sure to visit StubHub today to get your concert
tickets. This Apocalyptica show is a must see!