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Metallica Announces Opening Acts for October Performance at the St. Pete Times Forum

Metallica World Magnetic Tour, Oct. 3, 2009 at 7pm

TAMPA BAY- Legendary American rock band Metallica has just announced the opening acts for their World Magnetic Tour performance at the St. Pete Times Forum, Oct. 3 at 7pm. Grammy nominated rockers Lamb of God and French heavy metal band Gojira will take the stage prior to Metallica’s performance.
Lamb of God has released six studio albums, as well as one live album and three DVDs. In 2007, they even picked up a Grammy nomination for their 2006 studio album Sacrament. Since forming the band in 1990, they’ve compiled almost two million in sales in the United States.
Gojira, formally known as Godzilla, has released four studio albums, one live album and one DVD. The band hails from Bayonne, France, where brothers Joe Duplantier and Mario Duplantier formed the band in 1996. In March 2009, the band departed on their first headlining tour that wrapped up in late May.
Metallica has been touring to sold out crowds across the U.S. and the World since the release of last year’s Death Magnetic album.  Since the band’s inception, Metallica has evolved into one of the greatest metal bands ever, a household name, and the seventh-biggest selling act in American history. Earlier this year they received their eighth Grammy Award (for Best Metal Performance for Death Magnetic’s “My Apocalypse”), and saw the release of the Metallica Guitar Hero game as well as the release of The Complete Metallica, a discography box set, featuring 163 tracks. 
Tickets: Tickets for this event are currently on sale at the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $52.25 and $72.25, with $0.50 of each purchase going to charity. Channelside Club packages are available, which include your seat in the luxurious Channelside Club, gourmet food and beverage. To order this VIP Package, call . Prices do not include service charges. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call .  For more information please call or visit Advanced parking passes are available at and the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum.



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