The image from Metallica's site
Metallica’s official Web site has been updated with a new image…that image. The one right there to the left. It is suggesting that folks go to Facebook and “Like” The Big Four, a new page that only has — at this point — 200 fans. Does this mean that the Big Four will soon be touring the states?

It is believed that there will be an upcoming U.S. leg of the touring rock festival featuring the “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — you know, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The words “Coming Soon” appear above the image on Metallica’s site.

No other details are available at this time. The Big Four will be touring, though. All indicators point to that. Lars Ulrich said that 2011 was a possibility for a Big Four tour and Dave Mustaine from Megadeth has been hinting like mad at a 2011 Big Four tour. This thing is happening. I am guessing that it’s going down this summer, and I wonder if there will be any openers. No need, but what a fucking killer opening slot to land, huh?

So what do you all think? Will the Big Four be touring here soon, or does “Coming Soon” simply mean they’re releasing a second DVD series from that show they shot in Bulgaria? Only time will tell.

UPDATE: Dates for the Big Four in the U.S. will be revealed on Tuesday (January 25). Fuck yes!

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