Presented by Mesa Arts Center in partnership with Emporium Presents
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 it, remastered with 3 bonus tracks, in 2016.
The band has been touring the world in celebration of that anniversary and played a bunch of well-received US dates in 2018. The celebration continues into 2019 with a brand-new set of US dates and the release of their new live album PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS – A LIVE PERFORMANCE available as a 2CD+DVD, 3LP+DVD as well as digital album.
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 over 20 years so far with millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world.