Date(s) - Wed, February 17
7:00 pm

House of Blues

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Apocalyptica at House of Blues Chicago on May 21, 2020 has been rescheduled to February 17, 2021. Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase.

Doors at 6:30PM // Show at 8:00PM // 17+


Apocalyptica are a charting, multi-platinum symphonic metal band from Helsinki, Finland. Originally formed as a metal tribute quartet, the band eventually adopted a neoclassical metal style of their own without the use of conventional guitars. Their 1996 debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, though provocative, was universally lauded by critics and embraced by extreme music fans globally. Their driving sound (often accompanied by other musicians) is created via sophisticated classical techniques, a knack for reinterpreting jarring, often percussive riffs and spiraling lead lines, and multivalent textures. It has succeeded in making them an arena rock institution across the globe. Far from a gimmick doomed to wear thin, Apocalyptica’s cello rock dexterously explores the connection and chasm between classical and metal, balancing majestic, intricate covers with their own dark originals as evidenced by albums like 2007’s When Worlds Collide. Initially an all-cello quartet, they have since become a trio and added a drummer and vocalist. For 2010’s 7th Symphony, they worked with drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and vocalists Gavin Rossdale (Bush) and Joe Duplantier (Gojira), among others. They have also have made guest appearances on albums by Sepultura and Amon Amarth, and once toured as Nina Hagen’s backing band. While Apocalyptica’s sound has shifted texturally and dynamically from their thrash metal beginnings, it has evolved; it is a progressive, symphonic metal profile — as displayed on later albums such as 2014’s Cult, and the following year’s Shadowmaker — that is often emulated.


Formed in 1994, Lacuna Coil quickly became one of Century Media’s biggest selling bands. From Comalies (2002) and Karmacode (2004) to Shallow Life (2009) and Broken Crown Halo (2014), the high-flying Italian act demonstrated an uncanny ability to pull in rock, gothic, and metal audiences. The band’s spirited and lauded live performances have also earned them a solid reputation for a band that not only delivers night in/night out, but also a band whose stage performance reverberates long after the show is over. Indeed, Lacuna Coil’s heartfelt, heavy, melodic, and rhythmic metal—a hybrid of gothic, groove, and alternative—has created a rabid worldwide following. Whether it’s “Our Truth” and “Delirium” or “Nothing Stands in Our Way” and “Trip the Darkness,” Lacuna Coil’s dual-vocalist assault is immediately identifiable. New album, Black Anima, continues the Italian’s reign atop the metal stack. BLACK ANIMA line up Cristina Scabbia – Vocals Andrea Ferro – Vocals Marco ‘Maki’ Coti Zelati – Bass Guitar, Keys & Synth Diego ‘DD’ Cavallotti – Guitars Richard Meiz – Drums

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