Metal titans Metallica
have confirmed an exclusive premiere of their new song during upcoming European tour dates.
In their desire to make the trek different from "just another European vacation,"
the guys made another major decision to make the tour stand out - get fans to pick the setlist. As the band explained, each ticket holder has the right to vote and will contribute in shaping the 17-track setlist.
"As we embark on two short treks through Europe, we're going to give you, the ticket holders, the chance to vote on what songs you would like to hear at the show(s) that you attend,"
the four-piece stated via official website
. "It will be pretty simple ... pick up your ticket(s) online and you'll receive an e-mail shortly after with a code and a link to a site on which you may cast your ballot.
"We normally play around 18 songs a night, and since we didn't want to be left out of the fun, the band also gets to vote . . . and we vote for a new song!"
Metallica concluded, "That leaves the other 17 slots for you to choose, so vote for all your favorites from the close to 140 songs we've recorded in our career and to make it more fun along the way, you'll be able to follow what you and your fellow fans are selecting by watching the site for continuous results."
The group further pointed out that the tour itinerary is far from complete and currently consist of three German dates only. Check them out below and make sure to share your thoughts in the comments.
06/4 - Hamburg, Germany - Imtech Arena, Sonisphere
06/5-8 - Nurburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring
06/6-9 - Nurnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park