Metallica to Perform Private, Exclusive Concert for SiriusXM Listeners
Sirius XM Radio has announced that Metallica will perform at New York's Apollo Theater for the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on September 21.
Metallica will perform songs from their 30-plus year career, and the concert will air live nationwide on the band's limited-run SiriusXM channel, Mandatory Metallica, days before the release of the band's upcoming 3D feature film Metallica Through The Never, which will be released exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America on September 27 and wide on October 4.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett says, "With historic performances from James Brown to B.B. King to Ray Charles and all that came before us, this will definitely be a memorable night for Metallica, our fans and those listening on SiriusXM." Bassist Robert Trujillo adds, "With its rich musical history, the Apollo Theater and its legacy are totally unparalleled and we can't wait to perform there this September."
The Mandatory Metallica channel will launch on September 13 and continue through October 6, via satellite on channel 40 (SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal channel), and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. Liquid Metal will continue to be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.