Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Metallica to perform national anthem at X Games in Austin

Metallica have added a performance of the national anthem to their duties when they headline the 2015 X Games in Austin, Texas next month.

“Not only are we playing a show at the X Games,” says the band, “but James and Kirk will also be performing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ prior to the Moto X Speed & Style competition on Saturday, June 6.”

Metallica were joined by pioneering skateboarder Tony Hawk to make the announcement of their appearance at 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”, recently headlined the inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas and will begin a series of European shows on May 29 in Germany.

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