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Big 4 Concert!

| May 21, 2010

It’s not quite what everyone was looking for, but Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax will share the stage on June 22nd. Tickets on sale TODAY!

The catch is the show’s in Sofia, Bulgaria and will be simulcast to theaters worldwide. Four-hundred-and-fifty U.S. theaters will carry the event, what’s unclear is the time of day, as Bulgaria is 8-hours ahead of Chicago. June 22nd is a Tuesday, so that might mean taking a halfday at work if it begins at a reasonable 8 p.m. Baltic time.

Oddly, this comes in a summer when three-quarters of the original European Clash Of The Titans tour rolls through the States. Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament took Suicidal Tendencies as their opener in 1990; Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament play UIC Pavilion on a rescheduled August 22nd. (Alice In Chains opened the U.S. jaunt, on which Anthrax replaced Testament.) This is believed to be the first time Metallica and Megadeth have shared a stage; Dave Mustaine was ousted from the former in 1983.

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— Steve Forstneger

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  1. MOSHer says:

    Not the first time they’ve shared a stage. Can’t name the specific instance, but it’s mentioned in the Megadeth “Behind The Music.”

  2. Bleh says:

    Er, The Big 4 together were never all on the same stage for a night until (somehow not surprisingly) the Big 4.

    Hence the “4” in the name of the tour.

    Just because Metallica shared the stage with Anthrax years ago.. and quite possibly other combinations – well they never ALL shared it as one tour with the other 2 in addition to themselves.

    In fact, it was fairly recent even, that Dave would have considered it. Think of all the hostility for years directed at Kirk. And why ? Because he replaced him. Though speculation – the fact remains he was very hostile. Even in the St Anger days he was quite mad at James and Lars too.

    Yes this post is old but I am a stickler and I have to refute such silly claims.