Earlier today Metallica announced that they are launching a two-day festival in Atlantic City,NJ called Orion Music Festival. The festival will take place on June 23 - 24 2012 with the band headlining both nights of the event. The band also revealed that they will perform The Black Album in its entirety during one of the two nights. Tickets for fan club members go on sale tomorrow (2/8) at 10am ET and tickets for the general public go on sale on Saturday (2/11) at 11am ET.
Other artists included in the lineup for the two-day event include: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Liturgy. There will also be a lifestyle element included in the festival that will showcase each member of Metallica's interests - allowing fan to interact directly with each of the band members.
More details about the event are expected to unfold in the coming months. For more information head over to http://orionmusicandmore.com.