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Metallica Offers An Update From The Bunker

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The Band Statement:
Greetings… not from our usual HQ haunts, but this time from our living rooms, bedrooms, and basements. As many of you know, in our nearly forty years of touring, we’ve had a few mishaps along the way: broken bones, trashed appendixes, a pyro mishap, backs thrown out, crazy weather, food poisoning (beware of the oysters!), and even one way next-level anxiety attack! None of it has ever stopped us, but this is obviously a very different time, and leaving the house now literally means taking your life in your hands. Unfortunately, in these surreal times, that means we have to stay away from each other for the foreseeable future before we can start thinking about ‘Tallica Family reunions around the world.

We’re all putting safety first, self-isolating and socially distancing, but not forever! With that said, the South American shows originally planned for April are in the process of moving to December; Greta Van Fleet is going to stay on board to take this ride with us, and we’ll be hitting each and every city, but a few venues may have changed. We’ll be back later this week with the new dates and details about tickets, venues, and everything you need to know to help you make plans.
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Metallica Pulls Out Of Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life Festival For Health Reasons

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“Dear Metallica Family,

It pains me to write this, but I have to let all of you know that I cannot make it to Sonic Temple in Columbus and Louder Than Life in Louisville this year. As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges. My intent with this statement is saying “I apologize” to each one of you. The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn’t want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself.
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Welcome To Rockville 2020 Full Lineup Announced

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The Press Release:
With a new home at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 10th year of Welcome To Rockville features an unparalleled lineup of today’s top rock and metal artists and up-and-coming talent for Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience, happening on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020.

As previously announced, Metallica—recently named the world’s biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar—will exclusively headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020, including Welcome To Rockville, in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band.

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In addition to Metallica, who will perform two different sets (Friday, May 8 and Sunday, May 10), fan favorite Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 9. The diverse lineup also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (their last show ever in their Northern Florida home area), Godsmack, Deftones, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb of God, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, Gojira, Royal Blood, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Ghostemane, Hellyeah, Hollywood Undead, Bad Wolves and many more.
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Epicenter 2020: Music Lineup Announced: Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Godsmack, Volbeat, Papa Roach & More

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As expected, in addition to all of the Spring tours that are starting to be announced so come the festivals that will be happening across the nation. In an effort to keep supporting these kinds of happenings, I will be sharing broadcasts of interest. Here is the skinny on the 2020 Epicenter Festival which is a Danny Wimmer Presents affair.

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The Press Release:
The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. As previously announced, rock icons Metallica will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 2. The diverse and massive music lineup for Epicenter also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (in an exclusive 2020 North Carolina performance), Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail, Alter Bridge and many more.

As previously announced, Metallica–recently named the world’s biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar–will exclusively headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020 in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band. Epicenter is the first performance in this festival series.
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Now In Theaters: “Metallica S&M2” For One Night Only

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Back in July I shared the news about the Metallica live concert film “S&M2” which finds the band delivering the goods with the San Francisco Symphony at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco. If you missed that post please click HERE to learn more. Tonight this film will premiere for one night only in more than 3000 theaters across the country.

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Starring:
James Hetfield
Kirk Hammett
Lars Ulrich
Robert Trujillo
San Francisco Symphony

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I really wanted to see this film in the theaters as opposed to on the big screen TV but the deluge of things to process post New York Comic Con and the planning for the weeks ahead will make this impossible. I’d actually like to see “Joker” today since the forecast is going to be mostly rainy and chilly. There are no better days to see a movie than on one like that. What about you folks? Are you planning on seeing this film in the theaters during its one night only presentation? Chime in down below in the comments section and if you see this post after seeing the film, please feel free to let us know what you think. This isn’t like a Marvel Studios film where any plot can be spoiled so I don’t care. Okay, off to the movies.

Official Website: http://www.metallica.com