Despite my intel they were breaking up, Metallica announced today that they have invited more than 22 of their favorite artists from across the music and comedy spectrum to the inaugural Orion Music + More.
Yes, Metallica now have their own festival. It is set to take place June 23 and June 24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I will likely be there.
“More than just music, the festival will also feature a lifestyle element showcasing the band’s individual interests — and allowing fans to interact directly with each of the band members,” says a press release on Orion Music + More.
Metallica headline both nights, but the festival will also boast Avenged Sevenfold, Fucked Up, Liturgy, The Sword, and Hot Snakes.
Modest Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Best Coast, Lucero, A Place To Bury Strangers, and The Black Angels are also on the bill.
Metallica also revealed that they will play their classic 1991 self-titled album in its entirety on one of the nights for the first time ever on U.S. soil.
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