Metallica will make their first American live television performance of the year. On Thursday, October 16, Metallica will take the stage when the annual Los Premios MTV Latino America 2008 take over Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico. The awards, which will be held inside the Auditorio Telmex, will air live at 9 p.m. ET, only on MTV Tr3s. Metallica will be performing the first single from the new album Death Magnetic, The Day That Never Comes.
“Metallica is the biggest hard rock band in the world — period,” said Jose Tillan, senior vice president of content and music for MTV/VH1 Latin America. “We are honored to have them play at Premios this year. If you have never seen Metallica play, you are in for a heart-stopping experience. My ears are still ringing from the last time I saw them live a couple of years ago!”
Others acts to appear at this year’s awards include performers Tokio Hotel, Paramore, Katy Perry, the Kooks, Moderatto, Calle 13, Café Tacuba, Julieta Venegas and others; presenters include Gene Simmons, Flavor Flav, Tila Tequila and 30 Seconds to Mars.
It is also expected that Metallica will soon announce full dates for the Latin American leg of the World Magnetic tour, which should take place in March and April of 2009. Stay tuned for details.