The thrash metal and hard rock band of the 80s, Metallica is still rocking arenas all over North America. The legendary quartet has announced a special tour of Canada’s historic Quebec music venue, the Colisee Pepsi on September 14, 2015. The arena is soon to be replaced as the primary venue in the city by the newly constructed Videotron Centre. The veteran music group is currently working on its tenth studio album that will release this year. Fans are eager to get their Metallica tickets soon because they’re expecting to hear some freshly brewed hits the band might have up its sleeve.
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Association with Quebec
Metallica has had a special bonding with Quebec where it has performed a total of seven shows since 1989. The band’s famous “Quebec Magnetic” DVD was also filmed at the two concerts that were held at the Colisee Pepsi arena. Quebec’s Colisee Pepsi has hosted the band’s most memorable concerts in the city and now Metallica has been invited to pass the torch and usher out the historic arena. The band will also be performing at the brand new Videotron Centre, which has more than 18,000 seats, as part of the inaugural ceremony on September 16, 2015.
Early Music Renditions
Along with talented musicians James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, the founding members, Metallica also features guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. The revolutionary metal group of the 1980s and 1990s, Metallica’s entry into the music stream was like a breath of fresh air for the then crunched up genre. The troupe ventured into radical themes for its songs including war, political unrest and censorship. The band promoted the avant-garde in heavy and thrash-metal and released smashing singles like “Enter Sandman” and “No Remorse”. The group’s debut album “Kill ‘Em All” shocked everyone with its gloomy tracks and death-oriented lyrics. Although not a commercial hit, the album snagged the limelight for Metallica because of its depressing thesis that were new to the metal genre.
Breakthrough and Fame
The ensemble released a series of albums that focused on injustice, drug addiction and mental illnesses, and received positive responses to its fourth album “And Justice for All” that reached the Top Ten. The album snagged a Grammy for the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrument in 1989. Metallica earned its commercial breakthrough with the release of its eponymous fifth studio album, popularly known as the “Black Album”. The chartbusting collection featured memorable hits including “King Nothing”, “Until It Sleeps” and the number one track “Load”. The album topped the charts to become the 25th bestselling album in America and was certified platinum for a whopping 16 times. Metallica also became the first ever band to have five successive number one studio albums and is bringing about innovations in music to this day.
Metallica Dazzles the Stage
The blessed band is ready to sizzle on the stage as it hits the historic Colisee Pepsi at Quebec this September. The band will later hit the road in Sweden’s city of Goteborg on August 22, 2015 and is slated to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festival between August 28 and 30. The band has received a total of nine Grammy Awards to date with the latest one in 2009 for the Best Recording Package for its 2008 album “Death Magnetic”. North American metal lovers now have a chance to grab their beloved music group in action as it heads to a coveted venue near them. Don’t let this dazzling opportunity pass up because you never know when this gifted ensemble will hit an arena near you again.