Metallica @ Stubb's for SXSW (more by Fresh Bread)

"European Summer Vacation, part 2,347 will end on August 2, so that can only mean one thing ... more dates in the U.S. and Canada! We just rocked Austin at SXSWand are super psyched that we'll be back in North America visiting our friends in the Fall as the World Magnetic Tour keeps rolling on. We had an amazing time on the last run in '08 and early '09 and we are so ready to do it again!

Tickets go on sale either April 4 or April 11 - please see dates below and keep watching here for more information about on sale times and support acts." -Metallica

Love turned to hatred for Metallica long ago, but lately that's turned into something in the middle which is a mix of my love/hate, and their classics-filled setlists. I figured I shouldn't miss the opportunity to see them at the small-for-them venue that was Stubb's during SXSW, but then I didn't try very hard to get in, and I ended up just listening to most of it from the street with lots of other people (many of whom were singing along to good ones like Master of Puppets). The only other venue I would probably make an effort to see Metallica at again, is Madison Square Garden in NYC, which is where they're playing on November 14th (thx Joe). All tour dates below...

Metallica - 2009 Tour Dates
September 14 Nashville, TN Sommet Center *
September 15 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena *
September 17 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse **
September 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *
September 28 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center *
September 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center *
October 1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center *
October 3 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum *
October 4 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena *
October 12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre *
October 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center *
October 15 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena *
October 17 Charlottesville, VA JPJ Arena **
October 18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena *
October 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre *
October 29 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place *
October 31 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi *
November 9 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena *
November 10 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena *
November 12 Albany, NY Times Union Center *
November 14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden **
December 5 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay *
December 7 Boise, ID Idaho Center *
December 8 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena *
December 10 Anaheim, CA Honda Center **
December 12 San Jose, CA HP Pavillion *

* on sale April 4
** on sale April 11

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