Finnish rockers Apocalyptica have announced a U.S. headlining tour, spanning 23 cities, with support from 10 Years and Failure Anthem. The tour will start on April 23 in Sayreville, NJ and will wrap up May 22 in Philadelphia, PA. This tour marks the second year in a row Apocalyptica will be sharing their unique and exciting live headline show in the U.S. Find all dates below.
Tickets for Apocalyptica Fan Club members will be on sale Thursday, February 11th. General on sale will be available on Friday, February 12th. All ticket links can be found here.
“It’s really exciting for us to return to the US for another headline tour and we can’t wait to present a lot of new material from album Shadowmaker,” says Apocalyptica. “Our singer Franky Perez, who is a real entertainer, will definitely bring an interesting new edge to our show for those familiar with our live set. We are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones all across the U.S.”
Fresh off their Japanese tour dates with Vamps, Apocalyptica’s U.S. headlining run follows their 2015, critically-acclaimed, eighth studio album, Shadowmaker. Revolver said, “Shadowmaker showcases their current blend of classical riffs, modern rock melancholy and manic rhythms.” Unlike the band’s previous albums, which included various guest vocalists, Shadowmaker includes all vocals from Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway), who will also hold lead-singer duties on the upcoming tour.
House of Chains, the band’s current single, was produced by Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach) and is currently climbing the rock radio charts. The lyric video depicts a relationship with use of explicit horror clips and images perfectly capturing how powerful binding relationships can be. The themes of this song/video have already caught fans attentions propelling the video to over 100,000+ views since its release. Watch the lyric video below.
About Apocalyptica: Since their inception in 1993, the cello wielding quartet of Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén have redefined the boundaries between rock, metal and classical music in a truly unprecedented way: they’ve not so much rewritten the rule book as penned a brand new tome all of their own. The addition of vocalist, Franky Perez was the final piece of the puzzle for the band. From bow-eviscerating speed to sprawling, spine-shivering waves of sound, Apocalyptica’s sonic palette is as rich as it is diverse: Metallica covers, Wagnerian tributes alongside international Symphony Orchestra’s and collaborations with members of Slipknot, Soulfly and Bush all falling comfortably within the band’s remit.
U.S. 2016 Tour Dates
23-Apr-16 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
25-Apr-16 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
26-Apr-16 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
27-Apr-16 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
29-Apr-16 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
30-Apr-16 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
01-May-16 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
02-May-16 Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
03-May-16 Henry Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
05-May-16 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
06-May-16 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
07-May-16 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
09-May-16 House of Blues – Houston, TX
10-May-16 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
11-May-16 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
13-May-16 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
14-May-16 The Ritz Yabor – Tampa, FL
15-May-16 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
16-May-16 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
17-May-16 Amos’ – Charlotte, NC
19-May-16 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
20-May-16 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
21-May-16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
22-May-16 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA