Metallica confirms Bonnaroo, more tour dates

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Okay . . . we know that it has been a while since we’ve had a full-on Metalli-experience Stateside, but that’s about to change. We are psyched to share with you that we have been invited to headline the Bonnaroo Music Festival . . . so Manchester, Tennessee here we come on June 13, 2008!

For the uninitiated, Bonnaroo is a four day, multi-stage old school European style festival held on a 700 acre farm about an hour’s drive from Nashville. There will be 13 stages on a 100 acre entertainment village including around the clock attractions and activities . . . comedy, jazz, cinema, workshops, food, crafts . . . never a dull moment! The first go around was in 2002 and since then headliners have included Radiohead, The Police, Tool, The White Stripes, Tom Petty, and Dave Matthews. This year we’ll be joining Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant and others. How cool is it to be thrown into that company??

The Bonnaroo gang does an amazing job at giving you everything you could want/need for a great weekend . . . so hang out, soak up the vibe, and embrace the whole experience . . . actually you have no choice, single day tickets are not available!!! Visit their site at www.bonnaroo.com for more details on travel packages, info on camping, which is what most chose to do, where to stay if you’re not into that, and a slew of other useful info.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at noon EST (that’s 9 AM for us West Coast types) and you can only get them through the Bonnaroo site.

The first tickets will be priced at a special rate of $209.50 each. There is a limited allotment of tickets at this price. When the first allotment is sold out, ticket prices will increase without notice to $229.50 and then again without notice to $244.50. All tickets are 4-day weekend passes, which include camping and parking.

Lars interview about Metallica playing Bonnaroo is below:

Full list of confirmed dates until now is:

May 28 Chorzow, POL Slaski Stadium
May 30 Landgraaf, NLD Pinkpop Festival
May 31 Getafe, ESP Electric Weekend
June 3 Prague, CZE Slavia Stadium
June 5 Lisbon, PRT Rock In Rio
June 7 Nurburgring, DEU Rock Am Ring
June 8 Nurnburg, DEU Rock Im Park
June 13 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
July 16 Bergen, NOR Bergenhus Castle
July 18 St. Petersburg , RUS SKK Hall
July 22 Bologna, ITA Parco Nord

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1 Response to “Metallica confirms Bonnaroo, more tour dates”

  1. 1 Becky Feb 27th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Hey- I think all metallica fans should check out this video:

    It’s hilarious.


    It’s not a bootleg or a show clip but it’s pretty funny it features Matt Walsh from the Upright Citizens Brigade and another one of our performers Bobby Moynihan (from the internet short Bro Rape).

    Hope you enjoy it.


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