Dead Sara & More Set for Orion Music + More, Kicking Off Today

Metallica, in conjunction with friends C3 Presents, presents the Orion Music + More, the two-day festival created by Metallica that will take place today, June 8th and the 9th at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. Rocket from the Crypt, Vista Chino, Dead Sara and local favorites Matt Clarke and Calico have all been added to the already stacked lineup.

A very special addition to Orion Music + More 2013 will be an original lineup reunion of Infectious Grooves, featuring Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Dean Pleasants (Suicidal Tendencies), and special guest Jim Martin (ex-Faith No More, filling in for original guitarist Adam Siegel). "To reunite with those guys after 22 years is going to be really special for me. Orion is the perfect place for that to happen...I'm looking forward to it," said Robert Trujillo.

Vans will be returning to Orion in 2013 with a full vert ramp, featuring pro skating demos happening right alongside live music. Vans will also feature four signature models of the Vans x Metallica footwear at Orion, including two Kill 'Em All styles.

Music fans will be able to stay well fed and hydrated throughout the weekend with the addition of the Orion food area, ...And Food For All. Orion Music + More has enlisted Detroit restaurateur and entrepreneur Phil Cooley of Slows BBQ to curate the area and showcase some of the region's great offerings. Interested vendors can apply here: http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/festival-faqs/.

Orion Music + More will feature more than 30 bands across 5 live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica's band members many personal interests. Detroit will see the return of James Hetfield's Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett's Crypt, Lars Ulrich's Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo's Vans Vert Ramp alongside the Metallica Museum and many other fan favorite attractions.

Tickets for Orion Music + More are currently onsale for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. Visit www.orionmusicandmore.com to buy tickets.

Stay tuned for additional Orion Music + More announcements.


ABOUT METALLICA

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, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. 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 over 16 million albums in the United States alone, and nearly 30 million worldwide. In October 2008, their 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 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music+More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. This past summer, Metallica unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. Later that month the band performed four shows on the same stage in Canada, two in Edmonton and two in Vancouver, during which they shot their upcoming Nimród Antal directed 3D feature film, Through the Never, which will be released on August 9, 2013.

ABOUT C3 PRESENTS

C3 Presents (www.c3presents.com) creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2011, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

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ORION MUSIC + MORE FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP

Metallica

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rise Against

Deftones

Bassnectar

Dropkick Murphys

Gogol Bordello

Infectious Grooves

Rocket from the Crypt

FLAG

Silversun Pickups

Foals

Tomahawk

Destroid (Excision + KJ Sawka + Downlink)

The Joy Formidable

Datsik

Borgore

Japandroids

Dillon Francis

Adventure Club

12th Planet

Death Grips

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Vista Chino

Dirtyphonics

The Dirtbombs

DEATH

Fu Manchu

Dead Sara

The Bronx

FIDLAR

The Orwells

All Shall Perish

BATTLECROSS

Cauldron

Matt Clarke

Calico

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