Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA opened the week-long celebration of METALLICA‘s 30th anniversary on Monday, December 5 at The Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco.
Besides their own set, APOCALYPTICA also joined METALLICA on stage for a few songs.
After supporting METALLICA several times (the first one being in Helsinki on November 18 and November 19, 1996), this was the very first time the two bands actually played together.
The concert this Monday launched the anniversary party which METALLICA is holding exclusively for its fan-club members in San Francisco.
Commented APOCALYPTICA‘s Eicca Toppinen: “What can you do when METALLICA invites you to perform at their birthday party? You can only say YES!!!
“We are honored and very pleased to be part of this unique event. METALLICA have always been one of our greatest influences which makes this performance such a special experience for us.
“Cliff, James, Lars, Kirk, Rob and Jason…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
APOCALYPTICA started its worldwide career by releasing “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos” 15 years ago. Since then the band has developed an uncomparable style of its own material. Their latest CD was the band’s seventh studio album, “The 7th Symphony”.
Upon leaving San Francisco, APOCALYPTICA will continue its tour with more shows in Finland followed by an extensive Latin American tour in January.