APOCALYPTICA Announces 2025 North American Tour With NITA STRAUSS

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Finnish cello rockers Apocalyptica have announced the “Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2” North American tour, featuring support from guitar virtuoso Nita Strauss.

The band looks forward to playing their 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

Tickets will be available starting with a Citi presale beginning on Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. local time. The general on-sale begins on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is the official card of the “Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2” tour.

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour Dates

02/06 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
02/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
02/08 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
02/11 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount
02/12 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
02/13 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
02/15 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Center
02/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
02/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Uptown Theater
02/19 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
02/20 – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
02/21 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
02/22 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
02/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02/25 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
02/26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
02/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts
02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre
03/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
03/03 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
03/05 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live – Moody Theater
03/06 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
03/08 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

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.


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