Metallica Subs For Green Day To Headline Voodoo Experience
October 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM (PT)
METALLICA will replace GREEN DAY at 2012 VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE. GREEN DAY canceled its appearance after singer/guitarist BILLIE JOE went into rehab after their iHEARTRADIO Festival performance (NET NEWS, 10/9). The headlining appearance on SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 27TH, marks the band's first local performance since 2008 and its first NEW ORLEANS festival appearance ever.
"We are excited to be part of our first ever VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE," said METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH. "Our good friends and fellow BAY AREA residents GREEN DAY had to unfortunately cancel their plans to be there, so we are more than happy to fill in for them in our own unique way. We’re hoping we can fill those very large shoes and do them proud."
"After a hectic few days -- and sleepless nights -- having METALLICA, one of the world’s greatest bands agree to perform at VOODOO in the place of GREEN DAY, only two weeks before the festival, feels pretty surreal at the moment--like being part of rock & roll history in the making -- something you will tell your grandkids about years from now," VOODOO Founder/producer STEPHEN REHAGE said. "We are incredibly grateful to METALLICA and their management team for supporting us in this unprecedented manner. I am sure METALLICA ’s performance at VOODOO will be remembered for many years to come."
METALLICA joins a lineup that includes previously co-headliners NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE and JACK WHITE, along with JUSTICE, SKRILLEX, AWOLNATION, NAS, KASKADE, THE AVETT BROTHERS, DIE ANTWOORD, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, GARY CLARK JR. and many more.