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METALLICA announce awesome openers for Fall 2009 Tour

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Damn, METALLICA sure knows how to pick opening acts lately. Gone are the days when such rock radio mainstays as GODSMACK and LIMP BIZKIT would be asked to open for the band. Now, the grandpa thrashers are actually picking really talented acts who I honestly would be more interested in seeing than METALLICA themselves. Already announced as direct support for this area tour, are the leaders of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, LAMB OF GOD who are always fun to see. But earlier today, I nearly jumped out of my chair when I read that my favorite band right now, the French whale lovers GOJIRA have been added as support for the first half of the tour (through October 18th) and then VOLBEAT take over for the other half. I was immediately bummed when I saw Gojira wouldn't be at the NY dates, but still this is a great opportunity for those guys. Check out the full itinerary after the jump…

September 14th Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
September 15th Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
September 17th Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse
September 19th Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
September 20th Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
September 28th San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
September 29th Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
October 01st Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Bank Atlantic Center
October 03rd Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
October 04th Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
October 12th Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
October 13th Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
October 15th Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 17th Charlottesville, VA – JPJ Arena
October 18th Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Bobcats Arena
October 26th Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
October 27th Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
October 31st Quebec City, QC – Colisee Pepsi
November 01st Quebec City, QC – Colisee Pepsi
November 03rd Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
November 09th Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
November 10th Buffalo, NY – HSBC Arena
November 12th Albany, NY – Times Union Center
November 14th New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
November 15th New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
December 05th Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
December 07th Boise, ID – Idaho Center
December 08th Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
December 10th Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
December 12th San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion

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