Friday, October 12, 2012

Metallica replace Green Day at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Metallica have stepped in to replace Green Day at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans later this month.

“Happy Halloween!” posted Metallica. “We've got a last minute addition to the schedule for you as we will be traveling to New Orleans on Saturday, October 27 to be a part of our first ever Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Our good friends and fellow Bay Area residents Green Day had to unfortunately cancel their plans to be there, so we are more than happy to fill in for them in our own unique way. We’re hoping we can fill those very large shoes and do them proud!”

Green Day recently ceased all live and promotional appearances in support of their newly-released album “¡Uno!” following a recent onstage meltdown by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in Las Vegas, which resulted in the singer seeking treatment for substance abuse.

"After a hectic few days - and sleepless nights - having Metallica, one of the world's greatest bands agree to perform at Voodoo in the place of Green Day, only two weeks before the festival, feels pretty surreal at the moment - like being part of rock and roll history in the making...something you will tell your grandkids about years from now," Voodoo founder/producer Stephen Rehage said. "We are incredibly grateful to Metallica and their management team for supporting us in this unprecedented manner. I am sure Metallica's performance at Voodoo will be remembered for many years to come."

For details on the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, visit their website here.

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