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Metallica Announces New "Big Four" Sonisphere Tour Dates

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Metallica has issued the following update about adding on two more "Big Four" Sonisphere tour dates:

"Back with more Sonisphere dates to fill you in on . . . two of 'em to be exact. First up, Sofia, Bulgaria with the show hitting there on June 22 at Levski Stadium. Five days later we will be in Istanbul, Turkey on June 27 at F1 Park. Both shows will include the Big Four of 'Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax along with very special guests Heaven & Hell. There is one more Sonisphere show on the calendar . . . we'll be back here with the details shortly."

The upcoming Metallica tour dates are as follows:

3/5 2010 Estadio Mateo Flores Guatemala City, Guatemala
3/7 2010 Saprissa Stadium San Jose, Costa Rica
3/8 2010 Plaza Figali Panama City, Panama
3/10 2010 Park Simon Bolivar Bogota, Columbia
3/12 2010 La Rinconada Caracas, Venezuela
3/14 2010 Coliseo de Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
4/13 2010 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
4/14 2010 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
4/17 2010 Riga Arena Riga, Latvia
4/18 2010 Saku Suurhall Tallinn, Estonia
4/20 2010 Siemens Arena Vilnius, Lithuania
4/21 2010 Siemens Arena Vilnius, Lithuania
4/24 2010 SK Olimpiisky Moscow, Russia
4/25 2010 SK Olimpiisky Moscow, Russia
5/11 2010 Odyssey Arena Belfast, N. Ireland
5/12 2010 Odyssey Arena Belfast, N. Ireland
5/14 2010 Puskas Ferenc Stadium Budapest, Hungary
5/16 2010 Hippodrome Zagreb, Croatia
5/18 2010 Pavilhao Atlantico Lisbon, Portugal
5/19 2010 Pavilhao Atlantico Lisbon, Portugal
5/23 2010 Halle Tony Garnier Lyon, France
6/16 2010 Sonisphere - Bemowo Airport Warsaw, Poland
6/18 2010 Sonisphere - Jonschwil Degenaupark Zurich, Switzerland
6/19 2010 Sonisphere - Mimon Airport Prague, Czech Republic
6/24 2010 Sonisphere - Terra Vibe Park Athens, Greece

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1. RTB writes:

Wow...this is a stadium tour states side, easy...however looking at their tour schedules, and factoring in the nfl and college football season start in sept, if they do a tour it wont happen til next year. Crossing my fingers it ll happen, but i know alot of it depends on if they all get along and make it through these world dates 1st.....

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xDecapitation writes:

sh** you have a good point RTB, it could be tricky...it isn't hard to schedule one in Toronto Canada though f*** everyone else just come here :P

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathfreak writes:

Really Latvia Gets a tour date and we dont. I Dont even know where the f*** that is.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathfan87 writes:

very special guests heaven & hell? so i guess dio is alright enough to keep his pipes in check, that's awesome...Long Live the Metal God!!!!!

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. fuck you writes:

wtf no U.S., thats bullsh**

# Mar 5, 2010 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. LOL AT AMERI-FAGs writes:

QQ moar coz u dont get EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME
think about other countrys that these bands only ever play at once every 5 - 10 years (metallica worst at doing so)

# Mar 5, 2010 @ 7:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

*restraining myself from feeding the troll*,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,can't do it
Cleary this d!ck resides under a rock or in a tunnel on the afghan/pakistan border with the rest of the roaches hiding out
Ya i dont think metallica will be playing taliban park or warlord arena anytime soon.....

# Mar 5, 2010 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n0thinghead writes:

damn, it'll be kool to just go to costa rica this weekend just to go catch this show lol and i can too kuz i've got the hook up with my gf who's parents work for an airline company.

# Mar 5, 2010 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Damn VPNH, thats a hook up and a half.....you better not screw that relationship up....you ever fly out to so cal you got free taxi service from yours trully.....
On top of that i know a real nice cuban restaraunt called coco cubana in pomona ca....cuban food at its best....hope all is well in s florida for you

# Mar 5, 2010 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. WOLF7 writes:

No Finland or Sweden? Interesting.

I don't mean to whine about details but since I kinda did already, why the Slayer photo? Is Branded in charge of the MU picture department now?

# Mar 6, 2010 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Guitar-guy writes:

Dude where da us date??

# Mar 7, 2010 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

PRESIDENT RTB: awesome man!! i'd love to go to cali someday and soon too. my gf was born there but then her fam moved down here and she's never been to cali either so we both wanna go lol and naw i don't see myself screwing this relationship up anything soon. it's been awhile alrdy (1yr and 3 months) but it's still going real good.

# Mar 8, 2010 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RTB writes:

^Good to hear VPNH, wish you the best bro.....

# Mar 8, 2010 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. MetalBro4Life writes:

Seriously, no offense to the Eurotrash fans on here, but you people don't deserve these tour dates. They are OUR bands and they should be playing in their country. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax (even though they're douchebags) belong in the States!

# Mar 9, 2010 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. OlafBerzerker writes:

If you guys are in Canada il supply the tim hortons coffee and quality canadian brew........ both guaranteed to give you the sh**s!!!

# Mar 9, 2010 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. wilco writes:

cant wait untill tomorow
hope it does not rain right now its freaking cold and it rains
the show is outdoor

# Mar 9, 2010 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. n0thinghead writes:

thnx PRTB!! \m/

i'll be to let u whenever we go to cali. i know we're going to costa rica soon. it's a $800-900 flight, i'm only paying $180 roundtrip!! lol

# Mar 15, 2010 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. asbryanlaysdying writes:

mann i with i could go, i have family in Puerto Rico but these tickets are probably almost extinct

# Mar 16, 2010 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ i loved puerto rico when i went it was awesome!! nice to know there are more metalheads on MU of hispanic heritage. amor por la musica METAL \m/

# Mar 16, 2010 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. michelleeeeeeee (: writes:

i wish they'd come to california :[

# Mar 17, 2010 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. fu_jac writes:

Sweet ass....

got my tickets to poland gig....

don't be sour US fans, just get on a plane and come party....

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ u paying for my ticket?? lol

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ??? writes:

what the hell how come they dont come to canada???? but they go to places ive never even heard of... does anyone know if they are coming to canada?

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Dee writes:

I don't care. They're not coming 2 u.s. maybe nxt time. It jus sucks.

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 5:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Cliff Burton writes:

2011 Big Four Tour in the USA? I don't think so. Metallica Inc. are just too big in the states with "normal people". They may worry about their image with the soccer moms who rocked out to the Black album at their proms (right when they conceived lil' Junior!) and want to see them again to re-live the good ol' days. I don't think Lars and James would get soccer mom to buy a ticket when Slayer is playing. In Europe, 'Tallica does not have to worry about stupid sh** like that.

# Mar 25, 2010 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. killernofiller writes:

If this tour does not come to the US they can all suck on my Big 8 1/2 !!!!!!!

# Mar 25, 2010 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kendra Ramon writes:

There seriously is no U.S tour dates?

...f*** That,

# Mar 27, 2010 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Kendra Ramon writes:

There seriously is no U.S tour dates?

...f*** That,

# Mar 27, 2010 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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