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

Metallica Launch First North American Tour In Four Years!

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 Metallica̢۪S Camp Via The Band̢۪S Official Website (Www.metallica.com) And A New Site, Missionmetallica.com, 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 Metallica̢۪S First Studio Album Since 2003̢۪S 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.

Metallica̢۪S 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

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