Metallica announce the return of "The Snake Pit"

Mon, 23 April 2012

Metallica will head to Europe this summer to play 16 shows and festivals, including headlining spots on the European Sonisphere Festival dates, Download Festival in the UK.

As previously announced, the metal titans will celebrate the 20th anniversary (last year) of the release of their 1991 self-titled album (also known as "Black Album") they'll be performing the album in its entirety at all 16 dates across Europe.

On Friday, Metallica revealed they'll be bringing back "The Snake Pit" to go with the Black Album performances (except their appearance at Germany's Rock Am Ring).

In the announcement on their website it explains,
"What would a tour of the Black Album be without a snake pit? 

For those of you who were with us almost 20 years ago for the summer of ’92-’93 tours, you might recall that diamond shaped pit extending from the middle of the stage, well it’s baccccckkkk for our little summer vacation!"

Fans attending Metallica's new Orion Music and More Festival in New Jersey in June could maybe expect to see The Snake Pit when they perform the Black Album on one of two of their headlining nights.

Confirmed Black Album European Summer Tour Dates 2012
May 2012
7th Synot Tip Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
8th Usce Park, Belgrade, Serbia
10th Sonisphere Festival, Warsaw, Poland
12th Stade de France, Paris, France
13th Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy
23rd Vallehovin, Oslo, Norway
25th Rock In Rio Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
26th Sonisphere Festival, Madrid, Spain
28th Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium
30th Sonisphere Festival, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

June 2012
1st Rock Im Park, Nurnberg, Germany
2nd Rock AM Ring, Nurburgring, Germany (No Snake Pit)
4th Sonisphere Festival, Helsinki, Finland
6th State Prison Open Air, Horsens, Denmark
9th Download Festival, Donington, England
10th Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf, Austria

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