Metallica Plot Massive North American Tour with the Sword

Metallica Plot Massive North American Tour with the Sword
With the September 12 release date of Death Magnetic, the ninth studio album from Metallica, fast approaching, anticipation is building for what many are calling a return to form for the legendary metal act. For one thing, the band ditched producer Bob Rock, opting instead to work with bearded wonder Rick Rubin in an attempt to return to their roots. "Cyanide,” one of the record’s tracks, saw its live debut at a Dallas Ozzfest date last week.

To add to the hype, the band have announced a massive North American tour that will lead them from late October through to January. Supporting them on the road will be Austin, TX stoned metallers the Sword, who released their excellent Gods of the Earth record earlier this year. Lamb of God chose to pass on the tour in order to finish their upcoming album.

The tour includes Canadian stops in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, as well as a deceptively non-Canadian date in Ontario, California.

Metallica tour dates with the Sword:

10/21 Glendale, AZ - Jobing Arena
10/23 Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
10/25 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/26 Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
11/1 Portland, OR - Rose Quarter
11/3 Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
11/4 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
11/6 Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
11/8 Moline, IL - iWireless Center
11/9 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
11/17 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
11/18 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
11/20 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
11/22 Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena
11/23 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
12/1 Seattle, WA, Key Arena
12/2 Vancouver, BC - GM Place
12/4 Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
12/7 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
12/12 Ontario, CA - Citizens Bank Arena
12/13 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
12/15 San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
12/17 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
12/20 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
1/12 Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
1/13 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
1/15 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
1/17 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
1/18 Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Center
1/26 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
1/29 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
1/31 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center

Metallica "Cyanide” (live at Ozzfest)