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East Coast Big 4 Date In The Works

Posted by on April 26, 2011

When it was announced that The Big 4’s first show together was going to be in Indio, California, fans on the East Coast (including us) were bummed that the West Coast was at the time getting all the love. Sure, each band member said that more U.S. dates would eventually happen, but we were still disappointed that we would have to wait longer. Well, it would appear that we might not have to wait that much longer for the Big 4’s arrival to the East.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed to RollingStone.com that a Big 4 East Coast date is in the works. Ulrich told the magazine’s site the following:

“We are looking to book something on the East Coast because of the success of this – it should hopefully come together in a week or two. Maybe we’ll do somewhere in the Midwest and South, too. Still, I don’t think it will turn into a 40-date arena tour; that would make it less special. I like the fact that there’s an element of chaos to the whole thing. It shouldn’t be sterile, streamlined and perfect: it needs an edgy underbelly to remain authentic.”

A full tour might be an overkill, as Ulrich points out, but seeing how last week’s show brought out over 50,000 attendees, doing at least one more show would seem like a no brainer. It simply comes down to whether Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax’s schedules match up. However, we’re sure that each band would be willing to move a few commitments around to make an East Coast show happen.

You can check out RollingStone.com’s full review of The Big 4’s U.S. debut, which also includes a quote from Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman about his return to the stage.

 

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