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Metallica Debuts At #1 In Canada
September 17 2008

<strong>Metallica Debuts At #1 In Canada</strong> “Death Magnetic” Sells Over 81,000 Copies In Just Three Days Death Magnetic, The Ninth Studio Album From Multi-Platinum Hard-Rock Band Metallica, Is The Best Selling Album In Canada This Week, Debuting At No. 1 On The Nielsen Soundscan Top Current Albums Chart, Selling Over 81,000 Copies In Just 3 Days. Death Magnetic Hit Shelves In Canada On A Friday Instead Of The Traditional Release Date Of Tuesday In Order To Accommodate A Simultaneous Worldwide Release Date. Canadian Sales Of Death Magnetic Were The Biggest In The World Per Capita. Death Magnetic Is Metallica’S First Studio Album Since 2003’S Multi-Platinum St. Anger, Which Also Debuted At No. 1 In 30 Countries, Including Canada, And To Date Has Sold Nearly Six Million Copies Worldwide. Death Magnetic, Produced By Legendary Producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Beastie Boys), Was Released Worldwide On Friday, September 12Th, And Despite Only Being In Stores For Three Days, Debuted At No. 1 In Canada And The Us, As Well As In Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal And Sweden, With More No.1 Rankings From Other Countries Expected As The Charts Roll In. The Album’S Lead Single, “The Day That Never Comes” Has Been A Runaway Hit At Canadian Rock Radio, Which Is Especially Impressive Since It Is Almost Eight Minutes In Length. Formed In Los Angeles In 1981 By Drummer Lars Ulrich And Guitarist And Vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica Has Become One Of The Most Influential And Commercially Successful Rock Bands In History, Having Sold 100 Million Albums Worldwide, Including Over 5 Million In Canada Alone. The Band Have Toured Relentlessly, Playing To Millions Of Fans The World Over And Have Garnered Numerous Awards And Accolades, Including Seven Grammy Awards, Two American Music Awards, And Multiple Mtv Video Music Awards. Metallica Will Be Launching Their First Proper Tour Of The United States And Canada In Over Four Years, Beginning On October 21St In Glendale, Az, And Will Include Three Canadian Stops In December. Metallica’S Upcoming North American Tour Dates Are As Follows: October 21 - Glendale, Az Jobing Arena October 23 - Albuquerque, Nm Tingley Coliseum October 25 - Kansas City, Mo Sprint Center October 26 - Des Moines, Ia Wells Fargo Arena November 1 - Portland, Or Rose Quarter November 3 - Salt Lake City, Ut Energy Solutions Arena November 4 - Denver, Co Pepsi Center November 6 - Omaha, Ne Qwest Center November 8 - Moline, Il Iwireless Center November 9 - Columbus, Oh Schottenstein Center November 17 - St. Louis, Mo Scottrade Center November 18 - Tulsa, Ok Bok Center November 20 - Houston, Tx Toyota Center November 22 - Little Rock, Ar Alltel Arena November 23 - New Orleans, La New Orleans Arena December 1 - Seattle, Wa Key Arena December 2 - Vancouver, Bc Gm Place December 4,5 - Calgary, Ab Pengrowth Saddledome December 7 - Edmonton, Ab Rexall Place December 12 - Ontario, Ca Citizens Bank Arena December 13 - Fresno, Ca Save Mart Center December 15 - San Diego, Ca Cox Arena December 17 - Los Angeles, Ca The Forum December 18 – Los Angeles, Ca The Forum December 20 - Oakland, Ca Oracle Arena January 12 - Milwaukee, Wi Bradley Center January 13 - Detroit, Mi Joe Louis Arena January 15 - Washington, Dc Verizon Center January 17 - Philadelphia, Pa Wachovia Center January 18 - Boston, Ma Td Banknorth Center January 26 - Chicago, Il Allstate Arena January 27 – Chicago, Il Allstate Arena January 29 - Uniondale, Ny Nassau Coliseum January 31 - Newark, Nj Prudential Center February 1 – Newark, Nj Prudential Center -30- For More Information, Please Contact: Joanna Dine, Warner Music Canada (416)-758-1098