Now, Metallica have revealed that they’ll be doing that on at least three other occasions — which means this is probably their new schtick.
I betcha they end up playing a handful of “Black Album” shows in the U.S. before 2012 is through. That’s how it started with the Big Four — it started over in Europe, and then ended up happening over here, remember? Same thing with the Faith No More and Carcass reunions, and System of a Down’s regrouping. It always starts in Europe.
After the jump, you can see where else Metallica will be playing their self-titled 1991 record; I saw them on that tour — that’s how old I am.
According to Lars Ulrich, Metallica was going to play “The Black Album” at Download at the behest of the fest’s organizers.
So why do the other three shows? I guess they figured if they were going to practice for Download, they might as well rake in a few more buckaroos doing the same shit in Germany and Austria, bitch!
Look for more dates to be announced soon.
Metallica “Black Album” dates:
6/1: Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park
6/2: Nürburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
6/9: Donington, England @ Download
6/10: Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock