Mar 11, 2024

Finnish cello rockers Apocalyptica will perform a tribute to the biggest of the big four – heavy metal titans Metallica at The Agenda on September 13th.

Countless shows later, the classically-minded dynamos are returning to their roots to bring a legendary story full circle.

Tickets, priced AED 299 and AED 599, are on sale now

March 7th, 2024 – Dubai, UAE: All Things Live Middle East is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Dubai debut of world-renowned symphonic metal band, Apocalyptica, in support of the follow-up to their iconic debut record.  This show is supported by Dubai Calendar.

The PLAYS METALLICA VOL. 2 TOUR 2024 arrives in Dubai on September 13th when Apocalyptica, who have released nine studio albums since forming in Helsinki in 1993, bring their unique sound to The Agenda in Media City.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, with standing priced AED 299, and seating in the Fan Lounge (balcony) available for AED 599.

Tickets can be purchased (https://dubai.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/91304/apocalyptica-plays-metallica)

On a night fans of Metallica won’t want to miss, Apocalyptica are set to perform carefully crafted interpretations of the US band’s biggest hits.

Metallica are one of the world’s most successful heavy metal groups, with 10 Grammy Award nominations to their name, including one at this year’s event, which took place in February, for Best Metal Performance in relation to their 72 Seasons album, released in 2023.

The Dubai date forms part of Apocalyptica’s European Tour, which begins in Helsinki on June 8th and includes concerts in destinations such as Istanbul, Stockholm, Manchester, London, Dublin, Munich, Paris, Madrid and Milan, before drawing to a close in Belgrade on November 30th.

Founding band-leader, Eicca Toppinen, said: “It’s incredible to think that after all these years our tribute to Metallica still speaks so powerfully to people. To be able to share our love for Metallica’s music with the live audience is an absolutely magical experience. This time the show is going to be next level, and we can’t wait to get back out there and share the fun with our fans!”

Thomas Ovesen, CEO All Things Live Middle East, added: “We are very excited to bring Apocalyptica to Dubai for the first time, offering Metallica fans from around the world the opportunity to experience a night they will remember forever!

“This event reinforces our commitment to delivering world-class entertainment and contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape of the Middle East.”

A creative entertainment space situated right in the heart of Dubai, The Agenda has previously hosted events such as Middle East Fashion Week, Dubai Comedy Festival and Hardcore Boxing.

For more information, and to purchase tickets for this special event, click here

The full list of tour dates and venues can be seen below:

08 Jun FI Helsinki – Ice Hall

13 Sep AE Dubai – The Agenda

19 Sep TR Istanbul – Zorlu PSM

21 Sep SE Stockholm – Kagelbanan

22 Sep NO Oslo – Rockefeller

23 Sep DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio

24 Sep DK Aarhus – Train

26 Sep DE Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36

27 Sep NL Tilburg – O13

29 Sep UK Manchester – Manchester Albert Hall

30 Sep UK London – Royal Albert Hall

01 Oct IE Dublin – Olympia Theatre

03 Oct UK Glasgow – SWG3

04 Oct UK Nottingham – Rock City

05 Oct UK Cardiff – Great Uni Hall

07 Oct DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

08 Oct DE Munich – Tonhalle

09 Oct DE Cologne – E-Werk

10 Oct AT Vienna – Gasometer

11 Oct CZ Prague – 02 Universe

12 Oct DE Dresden – Alter Schlachthof

13 Oct DE Berlin – Columbiahalle

15 Oct PL Krakow – Studio

16 Oct PL Warsaw – Progresja

18 Oct LT Palanga – Concert Hall

19 Oct LT Kaunus – Zalgiris Arena

20 Oct LT Vilnius – Compensa Hall

21 Oct LV Riga – Arena

22 Oct EE Tallinn – Alexella Hall

11 Nov LX Esch Alzette – Rockhal

12 Nov BE Brussels – AB

13 Nov FR Paris – L’Olympia

14 Nov FR Bordeaux – Le Rocher

15 Nov ES Bilbao – Santana 27

17 Nov PT Lisbon – LAV

18 Nov ES Madrid – La Riviera

19 Nov ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz

20 Nov FR Marseille – Espace Julien

21 Nov IT Milan – Alcatraz

22 Nov CH Lausanne – Metropole

23 Nov CH Zurich – Komplex

25 Nov HU Budapest – Barba Negra

26 Nov RO Cluj – Form Space

27 Nov RO Bucharest – Sala Palatului

28 Nov BG Sofia – NDK (National Palace of Culture)

29 Nov MK Skopje – Boris Trajovski Arena

30 Nov RS Belgrade – Hangar

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