Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Metallica to play Christchurch - update

Metallica have added yet another concert to their New Zealand itinerary.

The band will now play at the CBS Canterbury Arena on September 21 and 22, weeks before their sold-out shows at Auckland's Vector Arena.

September 21 and 22: Christchurch, CBS Canterbury Arena
October 13 and 14: Auckland, Vector Arena


Heavy metal heavyweights Metallica will play a show in Christchurch, following an online campaign from South Island fans which attracted over 11,000 supporters.

The band will play at the CBS Canterbury Arena on September 22, weeks before their sold-out shows at Auckland's Vector Arena.

In a statement issued in response to a Facebook campaign, the band said "sometimes, you do get what you want! You asked (okay, demanded!) and we heard ya."

Metallica's last New Zealand appearance was in 2004 on the Auckland leg of the Big Day Out tour. The band has not headlined its own New Zealand tour since 1998, when it played shows in Auckland and Wellington in support of the 1997 album, ReLoad.

Because of limitations presented by the Christchurch arena, the band's full concert setup will not be used on September 22. The 360 degree stage setup has been used on Metallica's World Magnetic tour since 2008 and will be seen at both Auckland shows.


"It's gonna be us and YOU old-school 'club style' in an arena making a whole lot of noise together, and that's what counts."

A presale for fanclub members will open on Friday, July 9, while a public presale will go live at midday on Tuesday, July 13. They will sell fast!

* Metallica on tour in New Zealand

September 22: Christchurch, CBS Canterbury Arena
October 13 and 14: Auckland, Vector Arena


Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
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