Metal fans around the world are in luck. On June 22, The “Big Four”, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax will bring their historic European Sonisphere Tour to the global stage by beaming a concert from Sofia, Bulgaria to worldwide movie theaters in a special HD cinematic event. This tour marks the first time that the four musical giants have shared the same stage. The performance will air the same day in over 450 movie theaters in the Europe, Canada, Latin America. Delayed screenings will take place in Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand.
Tickets for The “Big Four”: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax go on sale starting Friday, May 21 in the US and internationally starting Friday, May 28 at participating theater box offices. Exhibition times may vary by territory. In the US, the program will start at 7:30 PM in each time zone. Online tickets are available at http://www.thebigfourlive.com/.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica says of this historic announcement, “Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal’s Big Four would not only still be around, be more popular than ever, playing shows together at stadiums all over Europe, and on top of that, coming to a movie theater near you in High Definition (for better or worse??!!). Bring it on!”
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says “Damn, as if this Big 4 tour wasn’t exciting enough now we get to be on the big screen worldwide! Metal at the movies, two big horns up! It is unbelievably gratifying that this means so much to the metal community around the globe. Get your tix, grab some popcorn and get ready to bang your head!”
Declares Slayer’s Kerry King, “I can’t believe someone didn’t make this happen 15 years ago! The fans finally get what they want. I think it’s awesome!”
Says Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, “The magnitude of this event hasn’t really sunk in yet, and I am thrilled to know that people around the planet will be able to walk into a movie theater and experience the greatest line up of Heavy Metal in the history of the world!”
Here is a cinema trailer of the event:
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