Metallica Announce Fall U.S. Death Magnetic Tour Dates

By Glen Boyd 2008-08-12 00:00:35
Metallica have announced plans to embark on a 32 date American concert tour beginning October 21 in Glendale, AZ. The tour, in support of their upcoming Rick Rubin produced CD Death Magnetic is their first U.S. concert trek in four years. Death Magnetic will be released by Warner Bros. on September 12.

Over the weekend Metallica members Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett participated in a tribute to fallen Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott at Ozzfest, held this year in Abbott’s native Texas. They were joined at various times by members of Slayer, Anthrax, and Alice In Chains among other groups paying tribute. Metallica also debuted a new song, “Cyanide” in their own Ozzfest set.

The fall tour marks Metallica’s return to American arenas, after seeming to favor the festival circuit for the past several years. The band has played extensively in Europe, as well as a select handful of the bigger summer festivals in America. Opening acts for the 32 U.S. shows will include Sword, Lamb of God, Down and Machine Head.

"It's our first full indoor tour in America," guitarist Kirk Hammett told MTV News. "For the last three or four summers, we've been going over to Europe and doing all the festivals, and it looks like we just totally ignored our fans in America, but that's not the case. As a consequence, the American fans miss us, and they want their Metallica, so this will be a good homecoming for them and us."

Here are Metallica’s U.S. tour dates:

10/21 - Glendale, AZ @ Jobing Arena
10/23 - Albquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
10/25 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/26 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/1 - Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter
11/3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
11/4 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11/6 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
11/8 - Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
11/9 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
11/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
11/18 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
11/20 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/22 - Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena
11/23 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
12/1 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
12/2 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
12/4 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
12/7 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
12/12 - Ontario, CA @ Citizens Bank Arena
12/13 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/15 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
12/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/20 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
1/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
1/13 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
1/15 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
1/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
1/18 - Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Center
1/26 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
1/29 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
1/31 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
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