LOS ANGELES, CA - April 17, 2012 - The full schedule for Orion Music + More, the new annual music and lifestyle festival created by Metallica and their friends at C3 Presents, was announced today at http://www.orionmusicandmore.com. For those fans that aren’t able to spend the entire weekend, Orion Music + More has just announced that there are single day tickets available at http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/tickets/ beginning today.
Orion Music + More will feature multiple live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica’s band members many personal interests. Metallica will headline both nights of Orion Music + More and today announced they would play Ride The Lightning on Saturday, June 23rd and The Black Album on Sunday, June 24th. This will be the only time the band will perform these albums in North America in 2012.
Ghost, Letlive, Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, The Black Dahlia Murder, Charred Walls Of The Damned, and Shuli Egar join the previously announced line up of Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Eric Church, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, A Place To Bury Strangers, Liturgy, The Jim Breuer Heavy Metal Comedy Tour, Soul Rebels, Wooden Shjips, and an entire stage devoted to punk and thrash music - Damage Inc. Stage - headlined by Suicidal Tendencies and Sepultura, and featuring up-and-comers Torche, Red Fang, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Black Tusk, Thy Will Be Done, and more.
Additional events taking place over the weekend that fans will not want to miss include the just added “Kirk’s Crypt,” a showcase of guitarist Kirk Hammett’s passion for all things horror - vintage film posters, movie props, collectables and more, all hosted by The Ripper himself; the custom car and motorcycle show hosted by James Hetfield; the Billabong “All Out Air Assault” surfing expedition including pro riders with visits by Kirk and bassist Rob Trujillo, who will also have their own surfboards on display, “Ktulu’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Emporium,” a rock and roll market; and more to be announced.
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica (http://www.metallica.com) have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 100 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored almost a dozen multi-platinumalbums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning almost 15.7 million albums in the United States alone, and over 28 million worldwide. In October 2008, their latest album, DeathMagnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and in 27 additional countries around the world. It was certified platinum in the United States just six weeks later. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Metallica recentlycelebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last month, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club. They released the Beyond Magnetic EP via digital retailers on December 13, 2011 after giving the songs away to their fan club members. A CD version of the Beyond Magentic EP was released on January 31, 2012.