Metallica celebrates 10 years of LiveMetallica.com with box set

Metallica is celebrating ten years of its LiveMetallica.com website by releasing a 27 CD box set of all of its 2014 “Metallica: Live By Request” shows at the end of the year.

“We’ve been extremely proud to offer virtually every show we’ve done in the past ten years as a download within days of the shows happening… sometimes even hours!” the band writes on its website. “Over the years we’ve been able to offer more download options adding HD audio and Apple lossless files to the mix, but we still get requests for the “old school” compact disc. To celebrate ten years of Live Metallica, we’re going to make that happen! Starting today (Sept 16th) through the end of this year, every show that we’ve played in 2014 will be released on CD! We are gonna roll out three shows at a time on Mondays.

“We want to keep it simple so we’ll go in order of when the shows were played starting with Bogotá, Colombia, Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru from the March South American run. Next week, the next three shows will be available and so on. For those of you who want it all, we’re also giving you a chance to pre-order a box set with all 27 shows included, which will ship in December. There’s that special concept of a volume discount and you’ll have a box to store all your CDs in. CDs will be priced at the very clever price of $19.81 a pop with the box set at $417.00 (spot the savings!) and you can place your orders at either LiveMetallica.com or in the Met Store.

“And for you vinyl junkies, select shows will be released on limited edition 180-gram vinyl early next year. And once again, we here at your friendly Metallica HQ want your input as to which shows you would like to see on vinyl… YOU choose from the 27 shows we’ve played this year by voting for your favs here. We’ll take the top four that receive the most votes and press them up for you to order in early 2015.  Voting will close on September 26.”

The following shows will be available to purchase separately or as part of the box set:

March 16, 2014 Parque Simon Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia
March 18, 2014 Parque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador
March 20, 2014 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru
March 22, 2014 Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 24, 2014 Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay
March 27, 2014 Estadio Monumental, Santiago, Chile
March 29, 2014 Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 30, 2014 Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 12, 2014 MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
May 28, 2014 Sonisphere at Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland
May 30, 2014 Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm, Sweden
June 01, 2014 Sonisphere at Valle Hovin, Oslo, Norway
June 03, 2014 State Prison Open Air, Horsens, Denmark
June 04, 2014 Sonisphere at Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
June 06, 2014 Rock Im Park at Zeppelinfeld, Nurnberg, Germany
June 08, 2014 Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
June 09, 2014 Pinkpop Festival at Megaland, Landgraaf, Netherlands
June 28, 2014 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Great Britain
July 01, 2014 Rock in Rome Sonisphere at Ippodromo Cappannelle, Rome, Italy
July 03, 2014 Rock Werchter at Werchterpark, Werchter, Belgium
July 04, 2014 Sonisphere at St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
July 06, 2014 Sonisphere at Knebworth House, Stevenage, Great Britain
July 08, 2014 Aerodrome Festival at Incheba Open Air, Prague, Czech Republic
July 09, 2014 Krieau Rocks at Krieau Open Air, Vienna, Austria
July 11, 2014 Sonisphere at National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
July 13, 2014 ITU Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
August 09, 2014 HEAVY MONTREAL at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.