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Metallica invites local bands to compete for opening slot

Friday, April 07, 2017 6:19 PM PT

Official press release:

This summer Metallica's WorldWired tour hits stadiums across North America. The band has invited along special guests Avenged Sevenfold and openers Volbeat or Gojira to join them through out the summer. However, as some fans have noticed, there are a handful of cities (five to be exact) where only one band from the bill is able to join. Since Metallica have had so much fun checking out local bands that fans voted for to open the shows in other parts of the world (Central/South America, Copenhagen and Mexico City), it only seems natural to invite fans to once again voice their opinion and help choose a band. This time around, the group receiving the most fan votes will hit the stage first on their own five-city tour.

The "mini" tour includes these five dates:

May 19 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 4 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 14 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 18 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (also with Avenged Sevenfold)

Metallica fans will have the opportunity to vote in two phases. For the first phase, visit the sites of the radio partners below in each market.

WLUP/Chicago: http://talli.ca/chicago-wlup
KISS/San Antonio:http://talli.ca/sanantonio-kiss
KPNT/St Louis:http://talli.ca/stlouis-kpnt

All the votes will be tabulated by the stations and two finalists from each contest will go head to head for votes in phase two on Metallica.com starting next week on April 14th. Ten days later the band with the most votes will be announced and can start packing their bags to head to their first gig in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium courtesy of Metallica.

Vote locally now and stay tuned to see who will open the shows in Foxborough, St. Louis, San Antonio, Dallas and Chicago on the WorldWired tour.


4/7/2017 7:19:08 PM
Can't wait to see what bar bands get to play

4/7/2017 7:35:05 PM
One of the bands will be Crawlspace. Every city has a douchechill metal band named Crawlspace, and the bass player always looks like my dad

4/7/2017 7:35:26 PM
Such a sick idea. It's about time Met pays attention to some up and comers

4/7/2017 7:37:39 PM
Gonna have to go ahead and give this a hardon pass, a few boys of mine got together and submitted a track for this. Top Secret shit. NU X HATE gravemarker triggers with quadruplet bass line drops on deck for these metallica goons. Fakes and Flakes leave messages below.

4/7/2017 7:38:06 PM
"Deathcore Jon"

Np: Metallica in Drop D - The Mosh Pits

4/7/2017 7:48:25 PM
^ boring

4/7/2017 8:53:19 PM
I can't even imagine how fcking bad these bands are going to be. It's bands who sell 50 tickets to open for Spineshank when they come through town. Holy fck this will be bad. I feel bad for whoever is there.

4/7/2017 10:07:12 PM
Who even goes to concerts /shows for the first band anyways?

4/8/2017 1:11:23 AM
30,000 cap room. 250 people in the stadium when they get to play

4/8/2017 8:52:56 AM
Will they get paid????

4/8/2017 9:35:51 AM
Disguise the Curse

4/8/2017 1:17:00 PM

4/8/2017 1:17:49 PM
Dave is entering Megadeth as we speak.

4/8/2017 3:04:19 PM
You guys need to check out Disguise The Curse from Western Massachusetts! They are amazing and deserve an opening slot!!! Please check them out


4/8/2017 3:06:19 PM
San Antonio weirdos:

Vote for Indisgust. Don't vote for Shattered Sun.

4/8/2017 3:55:07 PM
Snare drums that desperately need "zero rings" are secretly excited for this opportunity.

4/8/2017 7:37:03 PM
Lol at you lame ass kids already plugging your shit bands in these comments. Get a job.

4/8/2017 10:36:45 PM
Hey yes it me Srj tmkn-sod fame. Hey Metallics fck off lmao xD

4/9/2017 6:05:51 AM
this band clears $25k a year

4/9/2017 6:22:53 AM
The Gay Pride Tour

4/9/2017 8:42:33 AM
anonymous23 hours ago
Disguise the Curse
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Holy shit- those are the worst / WORST vocals ever! EVER I say!

4/10/2017 10:32:30 AM
Lol at you lame ass kids already plugging your shit bands in these comments. Get a job.<--- says the gimp who has the time to listen to the aforewritten bands, linked in this post...Heed your own words, toolbox.