NEW APOCALYPTICA VIDEO, “EN ROUTE TO MAYHEM,”

JOURNEYS TO A POST-HUMANITY FUTURE

Watch the "En Route to Mayhem" video HERE

Pre-order Cell-0 at this location

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - THURSDAY, December 12, 2019 — “En Route To Mayhem,” the new music video from Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica, transports the viewer to a fantastical post-humanity future.  This imaginary world is barren, dusty, and littered with broken pieces of things once considered essential to humankind:  bits of plastic, a teddy bear, crumbling structures, cell phones and computers, bleached bones, and long-forgotten musical instruments.  The setting is devoid of mankind, but brimming with the hope of new life; and then one day, thunder, lightning, and one drop at a time, it begins to rain, and Mother Nature steps in.  Check out the “En Route to Mayhem" video HERE.

 

Said Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen, “'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.”

 

The “En Route to Mayhem” video is in support of Apocalyptica’s upcoming album, Cell-0, due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Music).  Produced by Apocalyptica - cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén - mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, the recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music.  Cell-0 is the quartet's first instrumental album in 17 years and found the musicians challenging themselves to discover new flavors and colors in their respective instruments.  For Cell-0 pre-order options, go to this location.  

 

 In concert, Apocalyptica is known for its moving and bombastic live performances with sparse production but an abundance of head banging.  The band will kick off the New Year as Special Guest on Sabaton's 15-country, 23-date European arena tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland.  Apocalyptica has also announced the first leg of its 2020 North American tour that starts May 3 in Orlando Florida and will see the band performing in 20 cities over a three-week period, wrapping up on May 26 in Boston, MA.  With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica's performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as from the band's rich catalogue.  Lacuna Coil will support on all North American dates.  Tickets are on sale now; go to https://www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing  details. 

Apocalyptica’s confirmed 2020 tour dates are as follows:

JANUARY  (with Sabaton)

17  Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland

18  Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

19  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

20  Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia

21  Gasometer, Vienna, Austria

22  Arena, Budapest, Hungary

24  Torwar, Warsaw, Poland

25  Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany

26  O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

28  Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

30  Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

31  Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany

 

FEBRUARY  (with Sabaton)

 1   König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany

 2   Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium

 4   Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

 5   Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain

 7   Zenith, Paris, France

 8   Wembley Arena, London, UK

 9   Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

11  Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany

12  Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark

14  Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden

15  Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden

16  Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

 

MARCH  (headline dates)

12  Logomo, Turku, Finland

14  Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland

15  Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland

27  Tullisali, Oulu, Finland

28  Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

 

MAY  (North American headline dates)

 3   The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL

 4   The Masquerade - Heaven, Atlanta, GA

 6   Emo's, Austin, TX

 7   House of Blues, Houston, TX

 9   Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM

10  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

11  The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA

12  The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

13  Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

14  The Showbox, Seattle, WA

15  Imperial, Vancouver, BC  Canada

17  Midway, Edmonton, AB  Canada

18  The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  Canada

20  First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

21  House of Blues, Chicago, IL

22  The Opera House, Toronto, ON  Canada

23  MTelus, Montreal, QC  Canada

24  Webster Theater, Hartford, CT

25  Webster Hall, New York, NY

26  Big Night Live, Boston, MA

 

JUNE  (headline dates)

18  Hant Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia

19  Amfithéater, Terchova, Slovakia

 

 

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