NewsMarch 16, 2016 1:09 PM ET2,457 views

Metallica to headline Minneapolis stadium concert

Official press release: Metallica today announced that they will be headlining the first rock concert at Minneapolis' US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, on Saturday, August 20th as part of the opening weekend festivities. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind concert will go on sale this Friday, March 25th at 10:00AM Local Time. Avenged Sevenfold will provide direct support, marking one of only a few shows the hard rock band will play in the United States this year. Volbeat will open the show with their unique blend of rock, metal and rockabilly. Metallica will be offering a presale to the Met Club beginning March 22nd at 8AM CST (running through March 24th at 10PM). Both Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will offer presales to their fans beginning March 22nd at 12 Noon running through March 24th at 10PM. For more information on ticket presales visit "We had such an amazing time playing in our hometown stadium the night before the Super Bowl that when asked we couldn't say 'no' to another chance to be part of a very special weekend," said Metallica's Lars Ulrich. "We can't wait to see our friends in Minneapolis! Opening the new U.S. Bank Stadium would be an honor all on its own but having the opportunity to play with the mighty Metallica makes this a must see event," said Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows. "We've been cooped up in the studio for over a year and can't think of a better way to bust out than with all of you in Minneapolis." "Volbeat are very thankful and beyond thrilled that our friends in Metallica have asked us to join them for the first rock concert at the US Bank Arena alongside Avenged Sevenfold," said Volbeat's Michael Poulsen. "We can't wait to see you all there."

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