Finnish cello-rock band APOCALYPTICA — featuring classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Paavo Lötjönen, along with drummer Mikko Sirén — has announced the spring 2020 North American leg of the "Cell-0" world tour. This tour leg will launch on Sunday, May 3 in Orlando, Florida and see the band performing in 20 cities over a three-week period, wrapping up on May 26 in Boston, Massachusetts. With a setlist that will likely vary night to night, APOCALYPTICA's performances will be comprised of new songs from "Cell-0" as well as the band's rich catalogue. LACUNA COIL will support on all dates. Ticket pre-sales and access to VIP packages begin tomorrow, November 20 at 10 a.m. (local); public on-sale starts Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. (local). Go to www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing details.
In concert, APOCALYPTICA is known for its moving and bombastic live performances with sparse production but an abundance of headbanging. Anyone who might think that there wouldn't be a deluge of excitement with three cellists should think again...these are symphonic rock stars who know how to shred their bows.
These tour dates are in support of the band's new album "Cell-0", set for a January 10 release via Silver Lining Music. Produced by APOCALYPTICA, mixed by Andrew Sheps (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, LANA DEL REY, METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH) and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, the recording of "Cell-0" followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music. "Cell-0" is the quartet's first instrumental album in 17 years and found the musicians challenging themselves to discover new flavors and colors in their respective instruments.
The confirmed North American Spring 2020 dates for the "Cell-0" world tour are as follows:
May 03 - The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
May 04 - The Masquerade - Heaven, Atlanta, GA
May 06 - Emo's, Austin, TX
May 07 - House of Blues, Houston, TX
May 09 - Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
May 10 - The Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona
May 11 - The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
May 12 - The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
May 13 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
May 14 - The Showbox, Seattle, WA
May 15 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC - Canada
May 17 - Midway, Edmonton, AB - Canada
May 18 - The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB - Canada
May 20 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
May 21 - House Of Blues, Chicago, IL
May 22 - The Opera House, Toronto, ON - Canada
May 23 - MTelus, Montreal, QC - Canada
May 24 - Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
May 25 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
May 26 - Big Night Live, Boston, MA