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Metallica Announce UK Arena Tour
Toby Cook , October 20th, 2008 17:39

Metal Goliaths due to hit British shores for seven dates next year.


The Quietus let out a collective “Fuck yeah!!” today when it was announced that metal gods Metallica are heading across the pond for a UK tour.

With new album Death Magnetic (read the Quietus’ track by track review here) hitting number one in an unprecedented 32 countries, and with a renewed vigor in the group, there has arguably never been a better time to catch them in all their monstrous live glory.

The full headline tour, which will be their first on these shores since 1996, will take them the length and breath of the country, kicking off next February in Nottingham and ending a month later at the O2 arena.

As an added bonus, it was also announced that support for the European dates will be in the shape of Machine Head and The Sword.

In more Metallica related goings on, the group have been nominated for two awards at the MTV Europe Awards in the “Rock Out” and “Headliners” categories.

Tour dates in full:

February 25th - Nottingham Trent FM Arena February 26th - Manchester Evening News Arena February 28th - Sheffield Arena
March 2nd - O2 Arena
March 3rd - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena March 25th - Birmingham LG Arena
March 26th - Glasgow SECC March 28th - O2 Arena

Ticket prices are £45 in London and £40 in all other areas.