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Metallica heads back to the states

on March 25, 2009, 9:05am

That unsigned Norwegian band that played South by Southwest’s Guitar Hero showcase last week apparently made such an impression that in just five days, it has changed its name to Metallica, signed a record contract, and announced dates for a North American fall tour.

Ok, so that may not entirely be accurate, but there is no denying the fact that Metallica rocked SXSW last week, or has just revealed plans to return to the U.S. later this year. That’s right, as the band explained in a recent posting on its website:

European Summer Vacation, part 2,347 will end on August 2, so that can only mean one thing … more dates in the U.S. and Canada! We just rocked Austin at SXSW and are super psyched that we’ll be back in North America visiting our friends in the Fall as the World Magnetic Tour keeps rolling on. We had an amazing time on the last run in ’08 and early ’09 and we are so ready to do it again!

The latest North American leg will kick off on September 14th in Nashville, Tennsesse and currently runs to mid-December. But given the fact that “early ’09” is included above, one would have to think still more dates are coming. Tickets for the below dates will go on sale beginning April 4th.

Metallica 2009 Tour Dates:
03/25 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena *%
03/26 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC *%
03/28 – London, UK @ O2 Arena *%
03/30 – Rotterdam, NL @ Ahoy *%
04/01 – Paris, FR @ Palais Omnisport de Bercy *%
04/02 – Paris, FR @ Palais Omnisport de Bercy *%
05/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Globen *%
05/06 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle *%
05/07 – Leipzig, DE @ Leipzig Arena *%
05/09 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle *%
05/11 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle *%
05/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Colorline Arena *%
05/14 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle *%
05/16 – Oberhausen, DE @ Kopi-Arena *%
05/17 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena *%
06/14 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwell Arena &$
06/15 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwell Arena &$
06/17 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum &$
06/20 – Nijmegen, NL @ Sonisphere
06/22 – Milan, IT @ Datch Forum &$
06/24 – Rome, IT @ Palaottomatica &$
07/04 – Hockenheim, DE @ Sonisphere
07/05 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/07 – Nimes, FR @ Festival de Nimes
07/09 – Libson, PT @ Optimus Alive!09
07/11 – Barcelona, ES @ Sonisphere
07/13 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes &$
07/14 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes &$
07/16 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion &$
07/18 – Hultsfred, SE @ Sonisphere
07/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum &$
07/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum &$
07/23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum &$
07/25 – Pori, FI @ Sonisphere
07/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum &$
07/30 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum &$
08/01 – Dubline, IE @ Marlay Park &$
08/02 – Stevenage, UK @ Sonisphere
09/14 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
09/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
09/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
09/19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
09/28 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
09/29 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
10/01 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
10/03 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
10/12 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
10/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
10/17 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
10/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Bobcats Arena
10/26 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/29 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
10/31 – Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
11/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
11/10 – Buffalo, NY @ HBSC Arena
11/12 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
11/14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
12/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
12/07 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center
12/08 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
12/10 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
12/12 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion

* = w/ The Sword
^ = w/ Down
& = w/ Lamb of God
% = w/ Machine Head
$ = Mastodon

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