Metallica To Play Historic Gig at New York City’s Apollo Theater
The mighty Metallica will bring their metal show to the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, next month. The Sept. 21 gig will celebrate the return of the Mandatory Metallica channel on SiriusXM radio.
Mandatory Metallica will take over SiriusXM's channel 40 (otherwise known as Liquid Metal) from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. The channel will play Metallica 24/7 during that time period, whether it be hits, rarities or live performances. The timing will coincide with the showing of the 3D film 'Metallica Through the Never' in IMAX and regular movie theaters across the country.
The special Apollo show will be a private concert for SiriusXM subscribers and tickets will be distributed through a serious of giveaways starting today (Aug. 22), including an online entry at this location.
The members of Metallica are particularly excited about playing such a famed venue. "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," says guitarist Kirk Hammett, while 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."
In addition to returning to the SiriusXM channel for a limited time, Mandatory Metallica will also be available online at siriusxm.com through the summer of 2014. Meanwhile, the live Apollo show will stream live over SiriusXM beginning at 8:30PM on Sept. 21.