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Metallica Adds Two “Historical” Quebec City Shows To Touring Schedule

Metallica is extending its 2015 touring schedule by two more shows -- albeit not until later this year.

The group has confirmed a pair of "historical" concerts in Quebec City, where it will be the final event at the 66-year old Colisee Pepsi hockey arena on September 14 and then, two days later, open the new Centre Videotron.

In a statement on its official web site, Metallica writes that, "We're excited to be heading back to Canada this fall for what promises to be a very unique historical pair of shows...Always one of our favorite places to visit. Quebec City has a long history of being the home to some of the most rabid 'Tallica fans anywhere. It's only seems fitting that we share this special passing of the torch with you."

The group also promises that each of the shows will be "a completely different experience right down to where we set up the stage. Look for one night with the classic end stage, the other in the round, different set lists and even different opening bands."

A fan club pre-sale for the shows starts on Wednesday (April 22), while general public tickets go on sale Friday (April 24).

Metallica returns to the road May 9 at the inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival and will be playing festivals in Europe and the U.S. during the spring and summer, including Lollapalooza on August 1 in Chicago and Rock in Rio in Brazil on September 19.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.