Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos Tour
1800 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL, 35222
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Since they formed in 1993, Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica has released eight studio albums featuring numerous cello-based instrumentals along with some vocal-based songs. Whatever styles they’ve explored - from atmospheric interludes to fast, battering rhythms - their music has been gripping, dynamic and full of melody.
On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, APOCALYPTICA, released their epic debut PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS. The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released and remastered the album in 2016 and added 3 bonus tracks.
Added to this new version are brand new / never-before-released instrumental recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy.” The album is available on vinyl (2 LP set) for the first time in many years.
Upon its release, PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS was a new approach to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. Even more APOCALYPTICA created their very own genre and laid the foundation to a career that has lasted for over 20 years so far with millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world.
They have covered several well-known metal bands besides Metallica:
Sepultura: "Refuse/Resist", "Inquisition Symphony";
Faith No More: "From out of Nowhere";
Apocalyptica featured many singers for vocalisiations of their instrumental tracks:
Sandra Nasic (Guano Apes): "Path";
Matthias Sayer (Farmer Boys): "Hope";
Linda Sundblad (Lambretta): "Faraway";
Nina Hagen: "Seemann";
Marta Jandová (Die Happy): "Quutamo" -> "Wie weit?" & "How Far?";
Lauri Ylönen (The Rasmus): "Bittersweet", "Life Burns";
Ville Valo (HIM (2)): "Bittersweet";
Emmanuelle Monet (as Manu) (Dolly): "En Vie";
Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine): "Repressed ";
Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly): "Repressed ";
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour): "I'm Not Jesus";
Till Lindemann (Rammstein): "Helden";
Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace): "I Don't Care";
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil): "S.O.S. (Anything But Love)".
Reserved: $24.50-$54.50 | $5 increase day of show
Tickets are $24.40, $37.50 & $54.50 | $5.00 increase day of show
Tickets are available by calling 800-745-3000 or in person at the Lyric Theatre Box Office
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