METALLICA today announced that they will bring their explosive live show to fans throughout Europe next summer with an all-request show, a first for the multi-platinum, award-winning band. As a special tribute to their fans, the band will introduce "Metallica By Request", the ultimate interactive METALLICA concert experience.
Fans who purchase tickets online to these upcoming European dates will be invited to vote on the set list METALLICA will play at their show — giving them the chance to help build their dream set list from 30-plus years of METALLICA's material and close to 140 recorded songs to date. METALLICA's traditional 18-song set will include the 17 top voted songs and as the band did not want to be left out of the fun, their vote for the 18th slot goes to adding a brand new song! Fans will be able to visit www.metallica.com to see what songs fellow fans are voting for and the results of their specific shows.
"We are once again psyched to break free of the four walls in the studio to get energized by our devoted European friends for a couple of weeks next May and June," said METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich. "On top of that, the fact that all our nutty fans will pick the songs we play should be some next level fun and take a big load off my shoulders as the guy who usually writes the set list!"
The first announced show will take place in Hamburg, Germany on June 4 with additional dates announced in Nuremberg, Germany and Nürburgring, Germany. Tickets for the Nuremberg and Nürburgring dates will go on sale on Wednesday, November 27. Tickets for the Hamburg date will go on sale on Friday, November 29 at 10 a.m. CET.
June 04 - Imtech Arena, Sonisphere – Hamburg, Germany
June 06 - Nurnburg Rock Im Park – Nuremberg, Germany
June 08 - Nürburgring Rock Am Ring– Nürburgring, Germany
METALLICA has announced that its recently released IMAX 3D concert film, "Metallica Through The Never", will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, video on demand and digital on January 28, 2014 through METALLICA's own label, Blackened Recordings. Formats will include a standard two-disc package on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray, as well as special expanded versions. The DVD and both Blu-ray editions will include extensive behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film, an 80-plus-minute-long documentary on its creation, various interviews with the cast and crew and other never-before-seen content.
Fans will also be able to purchase a limited-edition deluxe package containing a piece of the actual stage used in the film, a lithograph print autographed by all four band members and more.