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Metallica Reveal an Extensive North American Tour

Who? Los Angeles-based hard rockers Metallica, plus a bevy of opening acts, including SPIN.com faves/Southern headbangers the Sword.

What? A monstrous 32-date North American tour in support of the band’s tenth album to date, Death Magnetic, set to kick off in Glendale, Arizona on Oct. 21. From there, Metallica will hit cities in all corners of the U.S. while toting the Sword throughout the four-month excursion, which, on select dates, will also feature Down, Lamb of God, and Machine Head.

Should I Go? Yes! Even for non-metal fans, the union of Metallica and the Sword is a spectacle not to be missed. Like gods uniting, the master and the apprentice joining forces, these two rock acts will melt faces across the continent. And with the eyebrow-raising global release of Death Magnetic Sept. 12, Metallica is set to unveil new tunes live and surely pulverize. Keep those earplugs handy!

Metallica tour dates:

10/21, Glendale, AZ (Jobing Arena) *
10/23, Albuquerque, NM (Tingley Coliseum) *
10/25, Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center) *
10/26, Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena) *
11/1, Portland, OR (Rose Quarter) *
11/3, Salt Lake City, UT (Energy Solutions Arena) *
11/4, Denver, CO (Pepsi Center) *
11/6, Omaha, NE (Qwest Center) *
11/8, Moline, IL (iWireless Center) *
11/9, Columbus, OH (Schottenstein Center) *
11/17, St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center) *
11/18, Tulsa, OK (BOK Center) *
11/20, Houston, TX (Toyota Center) *
11/22, Little Rock, AR (Alltel Arena) *
11/23, New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena) *
12/1, Seattle, WA (Key Arena) #
12/2, Vancouver, BC (GM Place) #
12/4, Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome) #
12/7, Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place) #
12/12, Ontario, CA (Citizens Bank Arena) #
12/13, Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center) #
12/15, San Diego, CA (Cox Arena) #
12/17, Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) #
12/20, Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena) #
1/12, Milwaukee, WI (Bradley Center) $
1/13, Detroit, MI (Joe Louis Arena) $
1/15, Washington, DC (Verizon Center) $
1/17, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center) $
1/18, Boston, MA (TD Banknorth Center) $
1/26, Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena) $
1/29, Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum) $
1/31, Newark, NJ (Prudential Center) $

(* w/ Down and the Sword)
( # w/ Lamb of God and the Sword)
( $ w/ Machine Head and the Sword)