Epica & Apocalyptica Announce Rescheduled Dates For “Epic Apocalypse” European Tour

Epica and Apocalyptica have postponed their “Epic Apocalypse” European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in spring 2021. Wheel will open.

Tour Dates:

03/01 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
03/02 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
03/03 Hannover, Germany – Capitol0
03/05 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
03/06 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
03/07 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
03/08 Lausanne, Switzerland – Metropole
03/10 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
03/11 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
03/12 Brno, Czech Republic – Hala Vodova
03/13 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
03/14 Gdansk, Poland – B90
03/17 Hamburg, Germany – Docks
03/18 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
03/20 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
03/21 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum
04/01 Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall
04/07 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum
04/08 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
04/09 Murcia, Spain – Gamma
04/11 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
04/12 Toulouse, France – Bikini
04/13 Paris, France – Zenith
04/14 Brussel, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
04/16 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
04/17 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
04/18 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
04/20 Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria
04/21 Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP arena
04/22 Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
04/24 Luxembourg – Den Atelier
04/25 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
04/27 London, UK – Roundhouse
04/28 Manchester, UK – Academy

Epica’s Simone Simons commented:

“As we were awaiting our tour with Apocalyptica with great anticipation, we are now forced to have a little bit more patience. This might not come as a surprise, as you have all seen our colleagues in the music business rescheduling their tours as well. We have decided that it is the best thing to do during these uncertain times.

We want to give you the best possible experience and value your health deeply. We will be back full force and can’t wait to see all your faces again when you hear our new music live for the first time. Everybody stay strong and be patient, your waiting will be worth while.”

Apocalyptica Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With Lacuna Coil

Apocalyptica have postponed their May tour with Lacuna Coil due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place early next year. Apocalyptica commented:

“Due to the current global health crisis we have to postpone all dates on our Cell-0 tour in the US and Canada. All purchased tickets will be still valid for the newly rescheduled dates. Stay healthy and safe! See you all in 2021!”

Tour Dates:

01/27 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
01/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
01/30 Austin, TX – Emo’s
01/31 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/02 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
02/05 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02/06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
02/08 Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo
02/09 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02/12 Edmonton, AB – Midway
02/13 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
02/15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
02/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/18 Toronto, ON – Queen Elisabeth Theatre
02/19 Montreal, QC – MTelus
02/20 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
02/21 New York, NY – Webster Hall
02/23 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theatre

Apocalyptica Premiere Music Video For New Single “Live Or Die” Feat. Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén

Apocalyptica have premiered a new single titled “Live Or Die.” This track features Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén and an official video for it can be found below:

Epica & Apocalyptica Announce “Epic Apocalypse” European Tour

Epica and Apocalyptica will be joining forces for the “Epic Apocalypse” tour in Europe. Wheel will open.

Tour Dates:

10/21 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
10/22 Lausanne, Switzerland – Komplex
10/23 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
10/25 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
10/26 Brno, Czech Republic – Hala vodova
10/27 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
10/29 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
10/30 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum
10/31 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager bio
11/02 Hannover, Germany – Capitol
11/03 Hamburg, Germany – Docks
11/04 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
11/06 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
11/08 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
11/09 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11/26 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum
11/28 Murcia, Spain – Gamma
11/29 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
11/30 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
12/03 Paris, France – Zenith
12/04 Brussels, Belgium – AB
12/05 London, England – Roundhouse
12/07 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
12/08 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
12/09 Manchester, England – Academy
12/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
12/12 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den atelier
12/15 Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria
12/16 Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
12/17 Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena

Epica’s Simone Simons commented:

“To celebrate the upcoming release of our long-awaited eighth album, we are going to bring the ‘Epic Apocalypse Tour’ to Europe together with our friends from the mighty Apocalyptica. It’s a great new step as we’ll be playing some bigger venues which allows us to add some new exciting production to the show as well. We couldn’t be more excited to present our new songs and to finally tour with Apocalyptica. See you there!”

Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen added:

“This is all about adventure, exploration and bringing the dynamic excitement of symphonic metal to yet more fans both old and new. ‘Cell-0’ is, for us, a return to our roots while exploring new artistic universes within that realm, and this tour will help our horizons expand even further. So come one, come all, because we are going to present a great night of entertainment.”

Watch Apocalyptica Perform “I Don’t Care” With Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd

During Apocalyptica’s February 16 show in Oslo, Norway, the band were joined onstage by Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd for a performance of “I Don’t Care.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. The studio version of “I Don’t Care” features Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace) and it appears on the band’s 2007 album “Worlds Collide.”

Apocalyptica Premiere “En Route To Mayhem” Video

Apocalyptica have premiered a new video for their new song “En Route To Mayhem.” This track is from the band’s new instrumental album “Cell-0,” which will be released on January 10. Eicca Toppinen commented:

“‘En Route to Mayhem’ is a journey of hedonic needs growing into greed and aggression driving into inner mayhem and ending without satisfaction. This video underlines the fact that however we think we are in control by destroying things and life around us, life itself will take over in the end, always. We are not in control of the bigger picture and we should be aware of it and raise our respect to life around us.”

[via Revolver]

Watch Sabaton & Apocalyptica Perform Together In Helsinki

Sabaton were joined onstage by Apocalyptica during their November 23 show in Helsinki. You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after Sabaton recently released a new reworked version of “Angels Calling” featuring Apocalyptica. The two acts played that track and several other newly arranged songs during the concert.

Sabaton Team Up With Apocalyptica For Reworked Version Of “Angels Calling”

Sabaton have joined forces with Apocalyptica for a new reworked version of “Angels Calling.” You can check out an official video for that below. It’s also worth noting that Apocalyptica are planning to join Sabaton onstage during their upcoming tour for several newly arranged songs.

Sabaton’s Pär Sundström commented:

“‘Angels Calling’ was the first song we wrote on the topic of World War 1 for the ‘Attero Dominatus’ album back in 2006, and together with Apocalyptica, we have really given the song a new life. Due to the song’s topic, our recent album, the upcoming tour and a great demand from fans, the song is now back on the setlist for the tour.

The song’s arrangement was made in August, when Apocalyptica visited our hometown Falun to perform at the Sabaton Open Air festival. It was recorded in Black Lounge studios by Jonas Kjellgren and the Apocalyptica parts were later recorded in Finland.

Richard Erixon, our longtime video producer, captured the best moments from the rehearsals in Falun and edited it into a music video for the song.

We wanted this tour to offer something that we have never done before, and when I attended an Apocalyptica show in Madrid a few years ago I already had a strong vision to perform together, so I explained the idea to Apocalyptica and here we are, with the best show we have ever done.”

Apocalyptica Announce North American Tour With Lacuna Coil

Apocalyptica have announced a North American tour with Lacuna Coil. Apocalyptica will be touring in support of their new album “Cell-0“ (out January 10), while Lacuna Coil will be touring in support of their latest album “Black Anima.”

Tour Dates:

05/03 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
05/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/06 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/07 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/10 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
05/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
05/12 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/13 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/14 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/15 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
05/17 Edmonton, AB – Midway
05/18 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
05/20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/22 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
05/23 Montreal, QC – MTelus
05/24 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
05/25 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/26 Boston, MA – Big Night Live