Metallica revives ‘Mandatory Metallica’ with Apollo performance

Metallica will perform at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater for the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Saturday, September 21st at 8:30 pm ET.

Metallica will perform songs from their 30-plus year career, and the concert will air live nationwide on the band’s limited-run SiriusXM channel, Mandatory Metallica, days before the release of the band’s upcoming 3D feature film Metallica Through The Never,” which will be released exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America on September 27th and wide on October 4th.

“With historic performances from James Brown to B.B. King to Ray Charles and all that came before us, this will definitely be a memorable night for Metallica, our fans and those listening on SiriusXM,” guitarist Kirk Hammet states about the performance.

“With its rich musical history, the Apollo Theater and its legacy are totally unparalleled, and we can’t wait to perform there this September,” bassist Robert Trujillo says of the show.

SiriusXM’s Mandatory Metallica, the limited-run 24/7 commercial-free music channel featuring hits, rarities and concert recordings from throughout the band’s iconic career, will launch on Friday, September 13th at 12 pm ET and air through Sunday, October 6th, via satellite on channel 40 (SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal channel), and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online. Liquid Metal will continue to be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online. Mandatory Metallica will continue to be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio through the summer of 2014.

Currently in its 79th year, the legendary non-profit Apollo Theater is known for launching the careers of countless iconic performers, and has been a catalyst for artistic excellence and innovation since it opened its doors in 1934. The Apollo’s new artistic vision builds on its legacy and new Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large-scale and more intimate music, dance and theater presentations.

The contest is open only to active SiriusXM subscribers as of August 1, 2013 18 years or older at time of entry. You can enter here by September 4th. All persons are entitled to only one entry per person per household. Those who submit multiple entries will deem all of their entries void. Only 50 prizes will be awarded to the show and transportation is not included, so you may want to be sure you’re in the New York City area during that time before entering.

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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.

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