Popular Norwegian synthpop group, Apoptygma Berzerk, will be making appearances in Sacramento this Wednesday, March 24. The only California dates on their U.S. tour are in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orangevale, so you should see them while they’re in the area.
At their first stop, the local Hot Topic store at the Arden Mall, Apop will be signing autographs, so fans will actually have a chance to meet and greet band members. Be advised that Hot Topic is pretty strict about entry. Sadly, if you want to get in, you must purchase an Apop CD or band tee in order to receive the wrist band for access, plus you must be a HT+1 member. The fine print indicates that you can only have one wristband per person (no matter how many t-shirts or CDs you purchase) and you can only get one autograph. Hot Topic also does not allow cameras within the store, so unfortunately, you will be unable to take pictures with band members. Hot Topic is located inside the Arden Fair Mall at 1689 Arden Way. The signing starts at 5 p.m. Click here for more details.
If showing up at Hot Topic (and essentially paying for an autograph) is not your thing, luckily Apop is also playing at the Boardwalk in Orangevale on the same night with opening bands The Anix and Dismantled. The Boardwalk is small and intimate, which means you have a good chance of being able to chat with any of the bands, however the venue fills up quickly, so be sure to get there early. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $16 if you purchase them in advance or $18 the day of the show. The Boardwalk is located at 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale. Click here for more info on the Boardwalk, including how to purchase tickets online.