METALLICA In Talks To Play New Festival In Finland

According to the Finnish newspaper Iltalehti, METALLICA is in talks to play a brand new metal festival with LINKIN PARK (and 11 other bands) at the end of July in the city of Pori (the site of the annual international jazz festival Pori Jazz). The 80,000-capacity event will reportedly take place on either July 25 or July 31 and will apparently be named after METALLICA, who will headline the festival. An official confirmation is expected sometime in early February.

All 26,000 tickets for METALLICA's two concerts at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland in June 2009 were sold within 40 minutes after they went on sale last October.

METALLICA's last show at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland — on July 15, 2007 — was attended by 44,000 people, which is nearly 1 percent of the country's 5.5-million population. Tickets to that concert were snapped up within about 45 minutes after they went on sale on February 28, 2007.

(Thanks: I have a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell)

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