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Phenomenal night as Lacuna Coil and Apocalyptica rock Detroit

After two years of reschedules due to COVID, Apocalyptica's Cello Tour finally made it to the States and on Thursday, April 28th, they and Lacuna Coil took the stage at The Majestic Theatre in Detroit.

The enthusiastic crowd was more than ready to welcome them back as both bands joyously touched on their full catalogues.

Italy's gothic metal stalwarts, Lacuna Coil, opened the show with "Blood, Tears, Dust" and "Trip the Darkness" and closed with "Our Truth" and "Nothing Stands in Our Way."

Along the way, the band pulled out a number of their other hits including crowd favorite "Heaven's a Lie."

Vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro came out in long black tunics with hoods while the rest of the band matched up with black and white face paint.

Throughout the set, they fed off of the crowd's energy and gave back that love in full-force.

Finnish cello-rock quartet, Apocalyptica, remain one of the most unique acts out there with three classically trained cellists in Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Paavo Lotjonen and a metal drummer in Mikko Siren.

The foursome ooze chemistry on stage and their wicked humor always keeps the crowd entertained.

Once again joining the band on tour is guest vocalist Franky Perez, who recorded 2015's Shadowmaker album with the band and is featured along with Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler on Apocalyptica's new single "I'll Get Through It," a highlight of Thursday's set.

The band took to the stage with the haunting "Ashes of the Modern World" and went on to play a 16-song mix of both instrumental and vocal tracks with Perez.

Set highlights included "Grace" and "I Don't Care" and once again, the band paid tribute to their origin with a couple of Metallica covers and their take on Sepultura's "Inquisition Symphony."

They then returned to the stage for an encore of "Farewell" and "In the Hall of the Mountain King."

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