Happy New Year From Apocalyptica


Apocalyptica checked in with fans on their official web site on January 4th, wishing them a Happy New Year and difficulties with their concert dates in Brazil and Chile, which had to be cancelled. The Finnish band are touring in support of their 2010 album ‘7th Symphony’. Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Mikko Sirén write:

A Happy New Year To All Of You!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas time with your friends and family as well as a blasting night to start 2012!

We are super excited to start our Latin American tour in a few days. It has been years since we met all of you in this part of the world…

Unfortunately within the last weeks we faced many difficulties with the concert promoter who was hired to do the shows in Chile and Brazil. Since weeks he ignores our team now which ends in not even knowing venue addresses in Brazil. All this costs us a lot of money we loose now. And since we can not guarantee a show as of today we need to cancel both, the planned shows in Brazil and Chile.

We can not say whether tickets will be re-imbursed or not since the promoter is not speaking to us since days now. Please check with your local ticket office.
We are very disappointed about this news. But we work hard now to re-schedule concerts in Brazil and Chile as soon as possible – with different people promoting the shows!

Some of you have purchased VIP tickets for the shows via our Pledge campaign for the photo book. You will receive a personal e-mail. Please look out for this.
All others, who are not effected by the cancellation we are looking forward to see you all very very soon!

Apocalyptica Tour Dates:
Jan. 9 MX – Guadalajara – Teatro Diana
Jan. 10 MX – Mexico City – The National Auditorium
Jan. 13 UY – Montevideo – Teatro el Gapon
Jan. 14 AR – Buenos Aires – Teatro Flores
Jan. 17 PY – Asunción – Club Sport Colombia de Fernando de la Mora
Jan. 19 VE – Caracas – CIEC de la Universidad Metropolitana
Jan. 20 EC – Quito – Teleferico
Jan. 21 CO – Medellin – Teatro Universidad de Medellin
Jan. 22 CO – Bogota – Club Metropol
Jan. 24 GT – Guatemala City – El Parque dela Industria
Jan. 25 SV – San Salvador – CIFCO
Jan. 26 CR – San Jose – Pepper’s Club
Jan. 28 MX – Monterrey – Banamex

Apocalyptica ‘Not Strong Enough’ Video Ft. Doug Robb

Apocalyptica are out with the music video to their new single ‘Not Strong Enough’, featuring Doug Robb of Hoobastank. The song is off the Helsinki, Finland heavy metal band’s seventh studio album ‘7th Symphony’, out now on Jive/Sony. Watch it via Vevo below.

Apocalyptica North American Tour Tour Dates

Apocalyptica in LA

Finland’s legendary orchestral rock band and Jive recording artist,
Apocalyptica are gearing up for a North American tour that will launch March 3rd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Culture Room and run through March 27th in Dallas, Texas at the House Of Blues. The Finnish heavy metal band will be touring in support of ‘7th Symphony’, which came out August 24th and debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard album chart.

Apocalyptica’s 2010 North American dates are as follows:
March 3 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
March 4 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
March 5 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
March 7 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
March 8 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
March 9 London, ON Cowboy’s
March 10 Montreal, QC Metropolis
March 11 Ottawa, ON Bronson Centre
March 12 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
March 13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
March 15 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
March 16 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Café
March 17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
March 18 Richmond, VA The National
March 19 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
March 20 Knoxville, TN Valarium
March 21 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
March 23 Houston, TX House Of Blues
March 24 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
March 25 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
March 26 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
March 27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

Apocalyptica U.S. Tour Dates


Apocalyptica will return to the U.S. for 18 shows starting November 25th in Orlando, Florida at House Of Blues and concluding in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 18th at the House Of Rock.

The Helsinki, Finland based band recently finished their international sold-out summer tour supporting the release of their most recent album, 7th Symphony. Apocalyptica wrapped up their co-headlining U.S. tour, which included stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and other major U.S. cities. Apocalyptica now returns to continue to support the release of their seventh album 7th Symphony.

Tour dates:
November 25 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
November 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
November 27 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
November 29 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
November 30 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
December 4 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
December 5 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
December 6 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
December 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
December 8 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
December 9 Richmond, VA The National
December 10 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
December 12 Knoxville, TN Valarium
December 13 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
December 14 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
December 15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
December 16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
December 17 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
December 18 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock

Apocalyptica Release ‘7th Symphony’ & Kick Off Tour

Apocalyptica reflection

The seventh studio album ‘7th Symphony’ from rock Finnish cello-quartet Apocalyptica just debuted. Apocalyptica’s nationwide tour supporting the release kicked off tonight at the Nokia Theatre in New York City, and will wrap up September 13th at the Roseland Theatre in Portland. The band will play a mix of favorites from past albums as well as brand new tracks including the ‘End of Me’, which has been steadily climbing the Billboard Active Rock Chart’s Top 20.

7th Symphony was produced by Joe Barresi and features eight instrumentals plus four headbangers with guest vocals, including the first single and video ‘End Of Me’ with lead vocals by Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Lacey (Flyleaf), Joe Duplantier (Gojira) and Brent Smith (Shinedown) also make cameos on the album. In addition, producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Creed, My Chemical Romance) returns for production duties on two tracks.

A stream ‘7th Symphony’ on AOL Music has since been removed.

Apocalyptica U.S. Tour Dates:
August 24 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
August 26 Boston, MA Royale Boston
August 27 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
August 28 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
August 30 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
August 31 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
September 1 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
September 2 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 3 Omaha, NE Slowdown
September 4 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
September 5 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
September 7 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
September 8 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
September 9 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
September 12 Seattle, WA Showbox
September 13 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

Apocalyptica ‘End Of Me’ Video Ft. Gavin Rossdale

Apocalyptica are out with the video to their new single ‘End Of Me’, featuring Gavin Rossdale, the first release off the Finnish metal band’s seventh studio album ‘7th Symphony’, out August 23rd via Sony Music. Watch it via Vevo below.

Apocalyptica ‘I’m Not Jesus’ Ft. Toryn Green Live On 99X

99X Live X welcomed Apocalyptica to the X Studios in Atlanta, where the Finnish metal band performed ‘I’m Not Jesus’ with Toryn Green of For The Taking. The song is off the band’s 2007 album ‘Worlds Collide’, with the original version featuring Corey Taylor. Watch it via YouTube below.

Apocalyptica’s Mikko Siren Interviewed At Rock In Rio 2008


Mikko Siren of Apocalyptica was interviewed at Rock in Rio 2008, where the Finnish drummer spoke about the several singers featured on their latest album, their live shows being an instrumental band, their first visit to Portugal for the festival, and their summer tour plans in Europe. Watch the interview below the fold. (more…)