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Metallica Launch First North American Tour In Four Years!
March 26 2009

<strong>Metallica Launch First North American Tour In Four Years!</strong> Multi-Platinum Hard-Rock Band Hit The Road In Support Of New Album, Death Magnetic, To Be Released Worldwide On September 12Th August 12, 2008 — Burbank, Ca — Metallica Have Announced That They Will Hit The Road For Their First Proper Tour Of The United States And Canada In Four Years Beginning October 21St In Glendale, Az. The First Leg Of The Tour Will Cross North America Through Fall And Early Winter And Finish Up On January 31St In Newark, Nj. Support Bands Are Down, Lamb Of God, Machine Head And The Sword. Please See Below For All Tour Dates. Metallica Is Touring In Support Of Their Tenth Studio Album, Death Magnetic, Which Will Be Released Globally On Friday, September 12Th. News About The Album Has Been Flowing Out Of Metallica’S Camp Via The Band’S Official Website ( And A New Site,, Which Offers Users A Unique, Ground-Breaking Look-In On The Making Of The Album With Producer Rick Rubin Via A Treasure Trove Of Exclusive Content. Metallica Fan Club Members And Users Who Have A Purchased A Platinum-Level Membership To Mission Metallica Will Have First Crack At Purchasing Tickets For The Tour When They Go On Sale. Details About On-Sale Dates Will Be Announced On Both Websites Shortly. Death Magnetic Is Metallica’S First Studio Album Since 2003’S Multi-Platinum St. Anger, Which Hit No. 1 In 30 Countries And Has Sold Nearly Six Million Copies Worldwide. 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 And Playing To Millions Of Fans The World Over. They Have Garnered Numerous Awards And Accolades, Including Seven Grammy Awards, Two American Music Awards, And Multiple Mtv Video Music Awards. In Addition, Their 1991 Album, Metallica, Which Has Sold 15 Million Copies In The United States, Has Been Awarded The Prestigious "diamond Award" From The Recording Industry Association Of America, Given To Those Albums With U.s. Sales Of 10 Million Or More. Metallica’S Upcoming North American Tour Dates Are As Follows: With Support From Down And The Sword : 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 With Support From Lamb Of God And The Sword: December 1 Seattle, Wa Key Arena December 2 Vancouver, Bc Gm Place December 4 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 20 Oakland, Ca Oracle Arena With Support From Machine Head And The Sword: 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 29 Uniondale, Ny Nassau Coliseum January 31 Newark, Nj Prudential Center ### For More Information, Please Contact Warner Bros. Records Publicity: Celine Noel: / 818-953-3355