Metallica with support from Machine Head and Sword Please note returns only
Tuesday 3rd March 2009
- Doors Open:
Metallica are set to play a full tour of the UK for the first time since October 1996. All the dates will be performed 'in the round', and support on all dates will be Machine Head and The Sword.
The band recently released their 12th album in their 27 year career which marked their unprecedented reign as THE greatest hard rock band in history."Death Magnetic" hit the No. 1 slot in 32 countries. It stormed to the top of the UK charts where it remained for 2 weeks, making it their third UK No.1 album. "Death Magnetic" has held onto pole position in the European charts for FIVE weeks now, and not even the release of a new Oasis album could shake it!
On their last visit to the UK in September this year, Metallica played an intimate show in front of 300 competition winners at the BBC Radio Theatre which was later transmitted on Radio 1 in a five hour Metallica-fest. The band played a 'fans-only' show at the 02 Arena, with the £5 per head ticket money going to UK charity Youth Music and also made a rare TV appearance on "Later with Jools Holland". The band said "we can't wait to visit the UK again, so strap in, hang on, and get ready for the nuttiness to begin"
Metallica have just been nominated for two awards at the forthcoming MTV Europe awards, for the"Rock Out" and "Headliner" categories.
Please note tickets are limited to 4 per household.