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Orion Music + More Fortifies Line Up
· Toddstar on March 08 2012 23:35:28
Tour News





Metallica, in conjunction with friends C3 Presents, today announced line up additions for Orion Music + More, the two day festival created by Metallica that will take place on June 23rd and 24th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ.

Eric Church, 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.  They join the previously announced line up of Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, 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, and Liturgy.

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 play "The Black Album" in its entirety one night Ride The Lightning in its entirety the other.  This will be the only time the band will perform these albums in North America in 2012.

Orion Music + More
has also just launched a complete website where fans are able to explore the full Orion Music + More Line-up by clicking any band name for a bio, video, streaming music and more.  They will also be able to use the Custom Scheduler to make their own personalized line-up.

Tickets for Orion Music + More are currently on sale for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees.  Visit to buy tickets.

Stay tuned for additional Orion Music + More announcements.

Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica ( 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.

C3 Presents ( creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago.  Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2011, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

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