The members of Metallica have announced a new handful of dates for the band’s European tour. The upcoming tour will take the band across the continent next Summer beginning in Hamburg, Germany on June 4th. The announcement comes fresh on the heels of the band’s recent announcement of the home release date for its latest concert film, Through The Never.
The band is sweetening the deal for its European audiences. Its members have also announced that along with the newly included dates, it will allow its fans to pick the set list for its shows. There’s just one catch. The first ever “Metallica By Request” shows will be determined by fans that purchase tickets online to the band’s European shows. Fans can vote online for seventeen of the songs to be included in each of the band’s eighteen song sets. Votes can be cast on the band’s official website, http://www.metallica.com. The band will pick the eighteenth and final song, which will be a brand new song. Fans that have already purchased tickets online for the band’s dates in Germany should expect an e-mail to arrive soon that will contain a code allowing them to cast their votes for the band’s upcoming dates in Germany.
Drummer Lars Ulrich spoke for the band, expressing the band members’ excitement for the upcoming tour. “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,” he said. “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!”
More European dates will be announced later this week on the band’s official website, http://www.metallica.com. The current slate of dates, including the newly announced dates, is listed below.
Metallica By Request 2014 Live Dates (New Additions in Bold)
June 4, 2014 – Imtech Arena, Sonisphere – Hamburg, Germany (On-Sale Now)
June 5-8, 2014 – Rock Am Ring – Nürburgring, Germany (On-Sale Now)
June 6-9, 2014 – Rock Im Park – Nuremberg, Germany (On-Sale Now)
June 9, 2014 – Landgraaf Pink Pop – Landgraaf, Netherlands (On-Sale 3/15)
July 3, 2014 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium (On-Sale 12/7)
July 6, 2014 – Knebworth Park Sonisphere – Knebworth, England (On-Sale 12/2)
*Additional dates to be announced
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