Metallica Announces 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

By Joseph Giannone 2011-07-29 14:53:35
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There are plenty of bands still going strong that have no real reason, or lack of energy, to stop any time soon. Bands like Cheap Trick, Slayer, Rush, Yes and Metallica have been touring and making albums for nearly 30 years. The profound successes of each band are a credit to the work ethic they hold, but one band sticks out amongst the rest. Metallica have been the most prevalent metal band for almost three decades. They brought heavy metal to the mainstream and have also stayed consistently one of the finest groups in the genre they helped make famous. It’s now their 30th anniversary and they are going on tour. Endeing their short run in Europe two weeks ago, the metal gods are finally hitting the famous tour stops in America after a short absence. Check out the tour dates below:

Metallica 2011 Tour Dates:
08/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Moscone Center (Salesforce.com convention)
09/14 – Bronx, NY @ Yankees Stadium *
09/25 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Rock in Rio
10/28 – Delhi, IN @ F1 Rocks
10/30 – Bangalore, IN @ Bangalore Palace Ground
12/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
* = Big 4 show

Metallica is a metal band to reckon with. They have been known to put on a hefty show, so it’ll be interesting to see fan’s reactions to their latest shows. Especially at San Francisco’s Historic Fillmore. Celebrating the group's 30th birthday, they are playing four shows and only fan club members can purchase tickets to the San Fran dates.In a press release, it's stated that on the December 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th shows, the band promises “special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica… fun for the entire family!” One can only hope that Lou Reed shows up. For those upset with this fan club only revelation, you should probably stop reading now before you have a hemorrhage. For the fan club members, they only have to pay $6 for each show or a $ 19.81 for all four nights. Wow.

The reasoning behind this, Metallica explains: “we’re going back to early ‘80’s ticket pricing.” Since only fan club members will be able to purchase those coveted tickets, the rest of us will be paying those steep 2011 prices on Ebay. Also expect to see the seminal metal outfit perform at Yankee Stadium’s The Big 4 event. At this mini festival, the biggest names in metal will be playing a night of their biggest hits, which are Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, respectively. They might not be Rush, but it’s still exciting that this extremely popular group still has the ambition to play concerts.
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