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DETROIT ROCK CITY


METALLICA REVEALS SITE OF ORION FEST

Generally, when it comes to Metallica, we’d travel anywhere they may roam to see the iconic metal monsters rock a stage…but Detroit?! Um…WTH?!?

On Thursday, Dec. 20, the band revealed a few more details about its second official Orion Music + More festival, the two-day event that debuted  last June in Atlantic City and featured ‘tallica headlining both nights.

james-hetfieldOrion 2013 is set for June 8 and 9. However, unlike other major rock fests like Indio, California’s Coachella and Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Orion is heading out on the road and shifting locations to the Motor City.

“More information will be coming on this exciting partnership with one of the most unique cities in the country – Detroit,” writes the band in its announcement.

Now, we realize that the East Coast is still recovering from hurricane Sandy, and we’re not trying to diss Detroit or anything but…the Motor City could certainly use some help in the PR department. Leading thousands of metal fans into such risky — from what we gather from news headlines — territory is a bit unusual. So, unfortunately, we’re gonna sit this one out and instead look forward to the (potential) Rolling Stones gig at Coachella 2013 in April!