Confirmed: Metallica Will Play ChristchurchMonday 5th July, 2010 8:27PM
After a lot of press and public petitions Metallica will now extend their NZ visit to include Christchurch in their schedule.
Press Release from Metallica
You asked (okay, demanded!) and we heard ya. When we got wind of the massive petitions for us to come to Christchurch, New Zealand we just had to check it out . . . and wow, the number of requests were overwhelming! So, the moral of the story is to be careful what you wish for . . . because 'Tallica is coming to your town on September 22 at CBS Canterbury Arena!
Now here's the catch - our production team scoped it out over the last couple of weeks and no matter how hard we tried to re-configure it, the bottom line is the CBS Canterbury Arena is just not equipped to handle the in the round Death Magnetic show that we've been carting around the world on this tour. That's not going to stop us, but we wanted to let you know that we will not be able to bring the full set up that you may have seen in photos on the site or will see if you happen to hit another show in New Zealand or Australia. It's gonna be us and YOU old-school club style in an arena making a whole lot of noise together, and that's what counts.
Thanks for all the love and support . . . see you in September!
Metallica will now begin the first leg of their Australasian ‘World Magnetic Tour’ in Melbourne on September 15 and 16, before heading onto Sydney on September 18, then to Christchurch.
The band will then continue on to Japan for major stadium dates there, before returning to Australasia in October and November for their 15 sold out arena shows.
Taking to the stage for more than two hours Metallica will feature material drawn from throughout their career including their current album Death Magnetic.
CHRISTCHURCH - CBS CANTERBURY ARENA - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am THURSDAY, JULY 15
Wed 22nd Sep, CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
Wed 13th Oct, The Vector Arena, Auckland
Thu 14th Oct, The Vector Arena, Auckland