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Concert Gallery: Metallica at “The Big Four” in Indio, CA

April 27, 2011 by  
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On April 23, 2011 Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA was transformed into the metal Motherland as “The Big Four” descended upon the desert for their only North America appearance. Living up to their name “The Big Four” of Thrash, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax delivered up legendary performances. Check out our galleries from the show below!

Oh and never fear East Coast, we’re not out of this yet! Metallica’s Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com that more U.S. “Big Four” dates are possible. “We are looking to book something on the East Coast because of the success of this — it should hopefully come together in a week or two,” Ulrich said. “Maybe we’ll do somewhere in the Midwest and South, too. Still, I don’t think it will turn into a 40-date arena tour; that would make it less special. I like the fact that there’s an element of chaos to the whole thing. It shouldn’t be sterile, streamlined and perfect: it needs an edgy underbelly to remain authentic.”

Metallica
The Big Four Festival
April 23, 2011
Empire Polo Fields – Indio, CA

Photos by: Raymond Ahner

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Concert Gallery: Megadeth at “The Big Four” in Indio, CA

April 27, 2011 by  
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On April 23, 2011 Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA was transformed into the metal Motherland as “The Big Four” descended upon the desert for their only North America appearance. Living up to their name “The Big Four” of Thrash, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax delivered up legendary performances. Check out our galleries from the show below!

Oh and never fear East Coast, we’re not out of this yet! Metallica’s Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com that more U.S. “Big Four” dates are possible. “We are looking to book something on the East Coast because of the success of this — it should hopefully come together in a week or two,” Ulrich said. “Maybe we’ll do somewhere in the Midwest and South, too. Still, I don’t think it will turn into a 40-date arena tour; that would make it less special. I like the fact that there’s an element of chaos to the whole thing. It shouldn’t be sterile, streamlined and perfect: it needs an edgy underbelly to remain authentic.”

Megadeth
The Big Four Festival
April 23, 2011
Empire Polo Fields – Indio, CA

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Concert Gallery: Anthrax at “The Big Four” in Indio, CA

April 27, 2011 by  
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On April 23, 2011 Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA was transformed into the metal Motherland as “The Big Four” descended upon the desert for their only North America appearance.  Living up to their name “The Big Four” of Thrash, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax delivered up legendary performances.  Check out our galleries from the show below!

Oh and never fear East Coast, we’re not out of this yet!   Metallica’s Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com that more U.S. “Big Four” dates are possible. “We are looking to book something on the East Coast because of the success of this — it should hopefully come together in a week or two,” Ulrich said. “Maybe we’ll do somewhere in the Midwest and South, too. Still, I don’t think it will turn into a 40-date arena tour; that would make it less special. I like the fact that there’s an element of chaos to the whole thing. It shouldn’t be sterile, streamlined and perfect: it needs an edgy underbelly to remain authentic.” 

Anthrax
The Big Four Festival
April 23, 2011
Empire Polo Fields – Indio, CA

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The Big Four Confirm US Show – April 23 in Indio, CA

January 25, 2011 by  
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Yesterday we were tipped off that The Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) would have an announcement for us today regarding a US appearance, and here it is. Looks like they’ll be playing in Indio, CA at the Empire Polo Club (aka where the Coachella Festival goes down each year) on April 23, 2011. Here’s their message:

You’ve probably heard us all say it . . . the vibe was just so incredible at last year’s Big 4 shows that we can’t stop now!! So we’re finally bringing the love to our home turf on April 23, 2011 with ‘Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax in Indio, CA at the Empire Polo Club (yes, the more observant of you will note that this is the same spot where the Coachella Festival takes place the weekend before).

It’s true – this is indeed the only scheduled stop in America this go around, so we’re hoping that you can head West to join us. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10 AM PST and Fan Club members can check MetClub.com for pre-sale and VIP package info.

For more info about the show, including ticket pricing and transportation information, check out TheBig4Festival.com.

The Big 4 US Announcement Coming!

January 24, 2011 by  
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Everyone’s been hoping that The Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) would announce some US showings and it looks like that time has come!  An announcement will be made tomorrow, January 25th, at 8am PST.  Until then, join the Facebook Page.

Everyone’s been hoping that The Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) would announce some US showings and it looks like that time has come!  An announcement will be made

Everyone’s been hoping that The Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) would announce some US showings and it looks like that time has come!  An announcement will be made

Megadeth, Slayer & Anthrax Tour Dates – Leg Two of American Carnage Tour

July 12, 2010 by  
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1991’s original American “Clash of the Titans” lineup – Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax – will tour together once again on Leg Two of the American Carnage Tour.  This trek kicks off September 24 at Verizon Wireless Theatre in Dallas, TX and will play 20 dates, including New York’s Nassau Coliseum, concluding at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on October 21.

 

On Leg Two of American Carnage, Megadeth will continue to roar through its landmark 1990 album Rust in Peace from front to back, while Slayer will rip the roof off by performing its much-lauded Seasons in the Abyss album, which was also released in 1990. Anthrax recently welcomed back singer Joey Belladonna, who defined the band during their heyday, and now permanently back in the band, will be front-and-center.

A special pre-sale will launch this Wednesday, July 14, and fans should log onto www.slayer.netwww.megadeth.com – or www.anthrax.com – to obtain the special code needed for the pre-sale, and then go to www.ticketmaster.com (http://knoxvilletickets.com/ for the Knoxville date) to purchase tickets.  The public on-sale will begin July 23 in most markets.

Confirmed dates for Leg Two of the American Carnage Tour are as follows:

SEPTEMBER

24        Verizon Wireless Theatre, Dallas, TX*
25        AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX*
26        Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX*
28        Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA*
30        Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

OCTOBER
 1         The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA*
 2         Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
 3         Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL*
 5         Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
 6         Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD*
 8         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY*
 9         Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA*
10        LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH**
12        Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
14        War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN*
15        DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI*
16        Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI**
19        E Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20        The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21        Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA*

*  $10 discount for tickets purchased during pre-sale (excluding the special $10 tickets)

** $5 discount for tickets purchased during pre-sale

Joey Belladonna Officially Back In Anthrax

May 10, 2010 by  
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The rumors have been confirmed, Joey Belladonna has officially rejoined Anthrax. Belladonna will make his first appearance with Anthrax this summer when the band joins Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth – The Big Four founding bands of the thrash genre – to co-headline a series of Sonisphere Festivals in ten European cities, as well as playing a handful of Anthrax-headlined shows.

Some feedback from the rest of the band:

“I am super excited about this,” said Scott Ian. “Joey and the rest of the band came to see me play at a club in New York, I hadn’t seen Joey for years, since the end of the reunion tour. Joey taps me on the shoulder, instant big hug, it felt like no time had gone by. The band dynamic is an interesting one – in Anthrax, Joey and I spent so many years of our lives together, we grew up together, we know each other so well, so it was like no time was lost.”

“We’re going to do these summer shows and gel as a band,” explained Charlie Benante, “get comfortable playing with each other again, and the energy from that should go right into making new music.”

Immediately following the final Sonisphere festival in early August, the band will fly back to the U.S. and begin writing and rehearsing for a new album that’s expected to be out in early 2011.  

“We’ve got an unusual luxury of hindsight,” added Ian.  “We finished an album a year ago, we’ve lived with those 12 songs since then, and we can look back on them and see what we really love and what we can make even better, especially with Joey back in the fold.”

Added Benante, “There are five or six songs from a year ago that we don’t want to change, we love them the way they are, other than having Joey making them his own with his vocals.  Then there’s another five or six that we may want to rework, and then there are a bunch of other tunes that are still in the early stages, that we want to finish.

“The band has been on an emotional roller coaster since last summer,” Benante continued, “but I think everything that we’ve had to deal with during that time was pushing us toward this, to Joey being back in Anthrax, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect or appropriate.  To have Joey with us playing these shows with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth is the way it should be – as Anthrax’s vocalist from ’85 to ’92, he was part of ‘The Big Four.'”

“John was a real stand up guy about the situation,” said Ian, about John Bush, Anthrax’s vocalist from ’92 – ’05.  “He knew we wanted to move forward at full speed, that we needed a total commitment to Anthrax, and he knew that wasn’t what he wanted.  We certainly wish John well.  We’ve had so many great times with him, and we appreciate his stepping in last summer at the last minute, and performing with us since then.  He will always be an integral part of the Anthrax family.”