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Metallica's ORION MUSIC + MORE FESTIVAL 2013 is officially set for June 8 and 9, 2013 in Detroit, MI festival organIzers announced today.
The inaugural festival was held in Atlantic City, NJ, headlined by Metallica themselves. No lineup for next year's has been announced at this time. Metaliica is expected to return again.
The 2012 Orion Festival had multple stages set up for bands, a car show, Kirk Hammett's Horror Crypt, and more.
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica (www.metallica.com) have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history. They have scored almost a dozen multi-platinum albums, including 1991's Metallica (commonly referred to as "The Black Album"), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan, scanning almost 16 million albums in the United States alone, and nearly 30 million worldwide. In October 2008, their last studio album, Death Magnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and in 27 additional countries around the world. Metallica have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine GrammyAwards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. In December 2011, Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club. In June 2012, they launched Orion Music+More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. Later that summer, the band performed eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans in Mexico City and five shows in Canada during which they shot their upcoming Nimród Antal directed 3D Feature Film.