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Metallica announce London show and new single (2008)


Story by Jack Foley

METALLICA have officially announced that they will be playing the 02 World in Berlin and 02 Arena in London on September 12 and 15, 2008, respectively.

The shows are only available to the band’s fan club members, and those people who subscribe to

Tickets are £5 and all ticket proceeds will be donated to various charities, which the band will be revealing over the next two week.

And for those of you that simply can’t wait, Metallica have also put a couple of small excerpts from their forthcoming album, Death Magnetic, on their sites, missionmetallica and

There will be more excerpts coming soon so please keep your eyes peeled in the meantime..

The band will be making the first single The Day That Never Comes available on iTunes from August 22, and as a physical release sometime in September.

The video for the track was filmed in the desert outside LA with director Thomas Vinterberg.

Metallica headline Reading and Leeds festivals this coming weekend (Leeds on Friday, August 22 and Reading on Sunday, Aug 24) in addition to the O2 shows in Berlin and London.

The album Death Magnetic is released worldwide on Friday, September 12, 2008. Find out more about the album