Metallica Announces Siriux XM Invitation-Only Performance
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Sirius XM Radio announced today that Metallica will perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theater for the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Saturday, September 21st at 8:30 pm ET.
Metallica will perform songs from the band's 30-plus year career, and the concert will air live nationwide on the band’s limited-run SiriusXM channel, Mandatory Metallica, days before the release of the upcoming 3D feature film "Metallica Through The Never," which will be released exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America on September 27th and wide on October 4th.
"With historic performances from James Brown to B.B. King to Ray Charles and all that came before us, this will definitely be a memorable night for Metallica, our fans and those listening on SiriusXM," said guitarist Kirk Hammett.
Bassist Robert Trujillo added, "With its rich musical history the Apollo Theater and its legacy are totally unparalleled and we can't wait to perform there this September."
“Metallica is a band of unquestioned influence, whose body of work spans decades and whose musical style is literally a music genre unto itself,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “We are so excited to bring this private performance only to our subscribers nationwide. Listeners will also have access to Mandatory Metallica, the channel we’ve created with the band to showcase their iconic music.”
SiriusXM’s Mandatory Metallica, the limited-run 24/7 commercial-free music channel featuring hits, rarities, and concert recordings from throughout the band’s iconic career, will launch on Friday, September 13th at 12:00 pm ET and air through Sunday, October 6th, via satellite on channel 40 (SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal channel), and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at this location.
Listeners will have the opportunity to win tickets to the event through dedicated listener emails as well as various call-in promotions across SiriusXM's diverse music, talk ,and sports channels. SiriusXM subscribers can enter for the chance to win tickets and, starting September 10th, can enter for the chance to win a trip to New York City to see the concert. See official rules right here.
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