Metallica Announce U.S. Tour Dates

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Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield at SXSW / Photo: Matt Kiser
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Larry Fitzmaurice

After a smashing surprise set at last weekend's South by Southwest music festival, the metal masterminds in Metallica have unveiled plans for a massive North American fall tour.

Scheduled to kick off in Nashville on September 14, the 26-date tour will hit major cities in the U.S. and Canada before concluding December 12 in San Jose, CA.Tickets for most dates are scheduled to go on sale April 4, with the remaining dates on sale April 11.

Metallica spend a good part of the last year on the road -- click here to check out our photo gallery documenting the boys on tour!

Metallica tour dates:
9/14, Nashville, TN (Sommet Center)
9/15, Cincinnati, OH (US Bank Arena)
9/17, Indianapolis, IN (Conseco Fieldhouse)
9/19, Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
9/28, San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
9/29, Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
10/1, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Bank Atlantic Center)
10/3, Tampa, FL (St. Pete Times Forum)
10/4, Atlanta, GA (Phillips Arena)
10/12, Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
10/13, Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
10/15, Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
10/17, Charlottesville, VA (JPJ Arena)
10/18, Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Bobcats Arena)
10/26, Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
10/29, Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)
10/31, Quebec City, QC (Colisee Pepsi)
11/9, Grand Rapids, MI (Van Andel Arena)
11/10, Buffalo, NY (HSBC Arena)
11/12, Albany, NY (NY Times Union Center)
11/14, New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
12/5, Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay)
12/7, Boise, ID (Idaho Center)
12/8, Sacramento, CA (ARCO Arena)
12/10, Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
12/12, San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)

MORE METALLICA ON SPIN.COM:
>> Photo Gallery: Metallica Conquer SXSW
>> Sneak Peek: Guitar Hero: Metallica
>> Album Review: Metallica's Death Magnetic
>> Photo Gallery: A Year on the Road with Metallica
>> Watch Metallica's New Music Video

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