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16th August 2017


It was May 10th 1996 when Finnish rockers Apocalyptica released their epic debut 'Plays Metallica By Four Cellos' and it laid the foundations of a career that has lasted over twenty-one years so far with millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world.

After a sold out run of shows celebrating this landmark album earlier this year, and an appearance at Stone Free festival in 2016, the band return to the UK next year to give fans one last chance to see 'Plays Metallica By Four Cellos' in some of the UK's finest theatres.


The band told us:

"When touring in autumn last year we were blown away by the enthusiasm and feedback we received, especially in London. It was a no-brainer looking into doing more shows in England and Scotland. Here we come and hope to see you all there!"

UK tour dates are:
27th February: Brighton, Dome
28th February: Bristol, Colston Hall
1st March: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
2nd March: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
3rd March: Glasgow, o2 ABC

Tickets for all UK and some European shows are available right here.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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