Monday, May 11, 2015

Metallica to headline 2015 X Games in Austin

Metallica with Tony Hawk

Metallica will headline the 2015 X Games in Austin, Texas next month.

“We're excited to be teaming up with our friends at ESPN again to headline the new Super Stage at X Games in Austin, TX on June 6 at the Circuit of the Americas,” says the band. “Being a part of the X Games will be a first for us as the premier action sports event celebrates 20 years of presenting the world leaders in extreme sports including BMX, skateboard, MotoX, RallyCar racing and more and we can't wait to see what these amazing athletes can do!

“See you in Austin as we add another show to our summer tour!”

Metallica were joined by pioneering skateboarder Tony Hawk to make the announcement for the June 4-7 event, which showcases the best in extreme sports.

The group, who have been spending time in the studio working on the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic”, headlined the inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas last weekend and will begin a series of European shows on May 29 in Germany.

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