For the first time in the band's history, Metallica will visit India for two performances this fall.
A post on the band's web site explains: "there are very few places in the world that we have not dragged our gear and crew to, so that makes this show announcement extra special... for the first time ever, we will be visiting India for two shows! It's about time, wouldn't you say?!?!"
"Up first will be Delhi on October 28, 2011 at F1 Rocks, held in Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon as we help to celebrate the first Grand Prix race ever held in India. Night number two will find us at the Bangalore Palace Ground, Main Palace, Bangalore, on October 30 as part of the Sonisphere Festival."
In an April 23rd interview with Inland Empire Weekly magazine, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo revealed his excitement for the trip: "We are going to play India in October... That should be interesting, playing a place we never thought in our wildest dreams we'd [go] to play. It's an honor for all of us that we get to be a part of that whole music scene as a metal band sharing our music with fans in India at this incredible concert!"
Metallica has several shows lined up on the European festival circuit this summer, as well as another US Big Four show at Yankee Stadium in New York. The band's Indian tour update included what appears to be a teaser for another world tour announcement, telling readers: "for those of you who like to travel, you might want to keep watching this site".