Petition Asks Metallica And The Offspring To Tour Together

Metallica fans have been signing a petition in an attempt to get the band to tour with The Offspring.

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Metallica fans have been signing a petition in an attempt to get the band to tour with the multiplatinum punk rockers The Offspring. The petition text reads as follows:

"This would be a kicka-s tour. Metallica and The Offspring are both awesome bands and they changed the lives of any punk rocker or metalhead. Both bands have many things in common; they have been labeled as the best-selling artists in America of all time, sold at least over 50 million records worldwide, released defining albums (Metallica with "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning", "Master Of Puppets", ...And "Justice For All" and "The Black Album", The Offspring with "Smash" and "Americana"), achieved gold or platinum status with their records and had #1 hits in America."

To view and/or sign the petition, click here.

If the tour were to happen next year, it would be in support of Metallica's highly-anticipated upcoming tenth studio album, which is expected to be released in early 2014 and will be their first since 2008's "Death Magnetic".

The as-yet-untitled album is being produced by Rick Rubin, who handled the same role on "Death Magnetic". The Offspring announced last December that they are also working on a new album, which will serve as the follow-up to last year's "Days Go By", produced by Bob Rock, who worked with Metallica as their producer from 1991's self-titled album to 2003's "St. Anger".

The tour also wouldn't be the first time Metallica and The Offspring played a show together. Both bands were on the bill for the sixteenth annual KROQ Weenie Roast, which took place on May 17, 2008 in Irvine, California as well as that year's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in Germany.

Metallica and The Offspring will both be participating in the tour of this year's Soundwave Festival, which begins this Saturday (February 23rd) and ends on March 4th.

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    How bout we start a petition to have Iron Maiden and Metallica tour together that would be epic!!!!
    Great that they're both playing at Soundwave, ****ing stupid that they're playing at the same time.
    They are so different though, so I can see why an organizer would place them opposite each other. Gotta spread the love to all the stages.
    They need to put someone successful on at the same time as Metallica - otherwise you have 50,000 people trying to cram one arena at the same time
    Which is why I had to listen to Devin Townsend in a ****ing tin shed last year.
    Id love to see metallica megadeth exodus and lamb of god do a tour
    Saw Lamb of God with Metallica in '08 and The Sword was there too. It was a great performance from all three.
    They are not even in the same league in terms of record sales and global success. The highest selling album of the soundscan era (since 1991 they changed the way album sales were tracked to be more accurate and reliable) is the Black album, followed by Shania Twain, The Backstreet Boys etc. The fact that METALLICA is number one is quite astonishing to me considered they were never mainstream or radio friendly like Celine Dion, N'sync, Creed, or any other garbage that dominates the list.
    I agree. This is just a random mix that tries to earn it's rights thrue injustible common grounds. I'm surprised they didn't add Timbaland and One Direction to this astonishing combination yet.
    Mostly agree, except the black album was the definition of a metal band going mainstream. There were 6 singles released from that record. 6! They were all over FM radio and MTV at the time. MTV is the definition of mainstream, or at least it was in '91. Even as a hardcore fan, I gotta call it what it is -- they're a top notch mainstream metal band and have been for 20 years. The Cliff Burton years were the last time you could have called them 'underground.'
    Actually, there were only five singles from 'The Black Album', not six. Still, that's quite a lot for anyone, especially considering that they're all still played on the radio today. You're right, though: after Cliff died, it really wasn't the same, musically or commercially in my opinion.
    Y'know who I'd like to see on tour with Metallica? Slough Feg. A kickass traditional-styled heavy metal band (the kind of stuff the members of Metallica all love, Lars in particular) who have been doing their thing for almost 25 years and are still largely underground. Metallica fans would love it, Slough Feg would benefit from it.
    I love the idea, but I think as both bands are so big it would be difficult for them to share the headlining duties - the recent Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie tour showed that it doesnt always work. But having said that they are both pretty levelheaded bands at the moment so I would genuinely like to see them at least TRY to sort something like this out as its interesting and different. To be honest though I think the idea of hearing Hetfield duet live on 'Pretty Fly..' is whats driving my enthusiasm for this project...
    A Metallica tour with The Offspring? That sounds like a Megadeth tour with Green Day, which I think would be more lamer than a Metallica tour with The Offspring.
    Well that's weird. I was expecting something along the lines of Anthrax or Machine Head.
    would be awesome as hell
    Offspring? Why?
    I was thinking the same thing. I think a tour with The Offspring would be weird, even though Metallica has toured with some non-metal bands before. Metallica toured with Candlebox in '94 and participated in Lollapalooza in '96, which featured Rancid, The Ramones, Soundgarden, etc.
    That just seems like an odd mix to me... Maybe Lamb Of God, Overkill and Volbeat would better suit them? I know they've toured with LoG and Volbeat before, but I'd like to see Overkill thrown in the mix as well.
    Thrice Capades
    Because "Pretty Fly for a White Guy" and "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" should definitely be on the same stage.
    "Both bands have many things in common;" like both selled albums and stuff. What the hell kind of commonality is that? They both sold platinum and both had number one hits? That's not a reason to tour together. If it were, Metallica would've toured with the likes of N'Sync and Lady Gaga over the years aswell. Above all, Metallica attracts a different audience. I agree with charger356, Volbeat would be awesome to tour with Metallica, not the Offspring.
    Why dont bruce springsteen and slim shady tour together while were at it
    Honestly, that'd attract shitloads of people & make loads, hell I'd go for the expierence of the 2 together despite not being that big into either
    Nero Galon
    I can understand why when pairing bands for tours and such together that are under the same genre etc. But it would be different if there was a little variety.
    Yay! Two commercially successful bands that have absolutely nothing in common otherwise!
    I saw Metallica last year and right in the day after The Offspring as well. With that in mind, who the hell had this idea for a joint tour? Most of both bands' fanbase is completely different and while there might be some like me that enjoy both bands, this just doesn't make sense.
    How about we have a tour where all the UG commenters get together, and then we drop the spike ceiling.
    Petition ? Like whats goin to happen if it gets enough signature ? Thats just stupid
    Why, so the real Metallica fans can go drink in the parking lot while the opener is playing? Offspring?!!?? Get serious. I'd like to hear metal at a metal concert. Is that so wrong?
    In the 90s Metallica asked The Offspring to tour with them, and Offspring said no, claiming the music and fan base were too different. Judging by the comments above, the same holds true. Both solid bands, but not a lot of fan overlap; I think the concerts would either begin or end with riots, depending on order and which band had the largest fan presence at each concert.
    Dafuq did I just read ? Make a petition for having the Big Four together again. I saw them 2011, and it was the best ****ing day of my life !
    I dont understand, they want them to tour together just because they're commercially successful?
    King Bluesy
    Green Day Offspring Billy Talent Metallica and Offspring literally make no sense what so ever.
    Sorry but pretty much everything after "Smash" just seems so lame to me (opinion). Really sounds like an odd mix.
    I see only 59 percent of people that have viewed liked this i dont see how you cant be excited about this it THE OFFSPRING and METALLICA touring together how can you not be PHYCED like it up people
    Saw Offspring at Rock in Rio, love their music. But they where so boring on stage, no energy whatsoever in their performance...i actually felt pitty for them. Not sure if bad day or just getting too old to play their music.
    That seems odd when I saw them they were fantastic, really energetic performance. Noodles and Dexter in particular were great, maybe I caught a good day.
    Sammy Mantis
    This sounds like a great idea actually. Maybe they could do a whole tour of bands that are way past their prime that just won't seem to go away.
    I hope this tour doesnt happen, because then we wont get a new Metallica record till after this tour, and then it would be even longer, and thats just wrong
    How about a petition to have Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Metallica and Lamb Of God tour together. Thats 4 generations of heavy metal that have each inspired the next one. The could call it "the titans of metal tour"
    That would be interesting. There was something sorta similar back in 2008 with Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead, and Testament called the Metal Masters Tour.