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Metallica prepare for Wall-style tour in 2011

on March 17, 2010, 10:15am

Just days after the final “Big Four” tour date was announced, word has come around that Metallica is planning a 2011 tour that will rival Pink Floyd’s legendary tour for 1979’s The Wall.

The thrash metal icons’ manager, Peter Mensch, said the foursome is in the process of arranging the shows. “They will only play in 10 cities but it will be a huge undertaking,” he said. “It will be Metallica’s equivalent of The Wall.” No word on which lucky cities are being chosen for this, or what that even means.

For now, the band has quite an exceptional tour, already. Currently, the band is waist deep in a South American tour, which leads straight into some festival shows in June for what’s being touted as, the “Big Four” tour. These run of dates feature metal conglomerates Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, all on the same bill for the first time in what’s considered to be a dream lineup for metalheads everywhere.

So, considering the tour they’re in now, what can fans expect from these Pink-Floyd-esque shows? Inflatable puppets? A giant wall covering the stage? Mensch only said, “”Between you and me, some of it is recycling stuff that people did 25 years ago, but no one’s smart enough to know that we recycled it.”

After combining all this with Death Magnetic and their extensive 2009 tour, it’s clear that it’s a good time to be a Metallica fan.

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