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Metallica Debuts At #1 In Canada
September 17 2008

Metallica Debuts At #1 In Canada

“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


For More Information, Please Contact: Joanna Dine, Warner Music Canada (416)-758-1098
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