Sixx:A.M./Apocalyptica

Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—Back in October of last year, Sixx:A.M. announced that they would finally be touring for the first time since Cruefest in 2008. Three albums later, this tour was way overdue! For those living under a rock, Sixx:A.M. features Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, current Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba and singer James Michael, whom I interviewed a couple months ago. James, at the time, was super-excited about this tour, and after seeing the success of it, I can see why.

I arrived in the middle of Apocalyptica’s set. I’ve never seen them before, but they were simply outstanding! It was three cellists and a drummer named Mikko Siren, whom I also interviewed about this tour, onstage playing metal music with these classical instruments. It was virtually mind-blowing! The highlights from their impressive set included an instrumental of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” (they used to be a Metallica tribute band on cellos) and their smash-hit song, “I Don’t Care,” which really got the crowd warmed up.

After a short break, this sold-out Starland Ballroom was jam-packed and ready for the legendary Nikki Sixx to hit the stage. The minute he walked into the monitor area on stage right, the …

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