METALLICA is taking its famed snake-pit stage setup to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada’s Rexall Place on Friday, August 17. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
METALLICA will perform its catalog of hits amidst a mind-blowing 360-degree stage that needs to be seen to be believed. This 140×50-foot stage will feature colossal components and striking visual elements spanning METALLICA‘s entire 30-year career.
“Our rabid Canadian fans will love this sick-as-fuck, over-the-top, out-of-control stage that will be the cornerstone of our touring escapades for the next years to come,” said METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich. “Don’t be scared boys and girls, this is going next level.”
A posting on METALLICA‘s official web site reads: “We recently told you about our all new, out of control, massive stage and METALLI-show that will debut in Mexico City in late July. The brand new show features your favorite iconic elements spanning our entire 30-year touring career all on a huge 140×50-foot stage that is twice the size of the ‘World Magnetic’ setup… all in the round! Now after eight sold-out shows there, we’re super-psyched to take it north for a show with our Canadian friends in Edmonton, Alberta at Rexall Place on August 17. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m. local time with a Live Nation pre-sale on Thursday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Met Club members should log in for details about their pre-sale starting Wednesday, May 23.”
It is not clear whether this production is the highly theatrical show that the band first discussed back in 2010, with co-manager Peter Mensch saying it would be METALLICA‘s “equivalent of [PINK FLOYD's] ‘The Wall’” and would “blow your mind.”
Before all this happens, METALLICA will headline its own two-day musical event, the Orion Music + More festival, scheduled for June 23-24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Over 20 acts are slated to perform.