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Local Bands Compete for a Chance to Open for Bay Area Legends Metallica

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This summer Metallica’s WorldWired tour hits stadiums across North America and will offer one lucky band the opportunity to open for them. They’ll be launching a contest and the band with the most fan votes will hit the stage first on their five-city tour.

The “mini” tour includes the following five dates:

May 19 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (also with Avenged Sevenfold)

Metallica fans will have the opportunity to vote in two phases. For the first phase, visit the sites of the radio partners below in each market.

KEGL/Dallas: http://talli.ca/dallas-kegl
WLUP/Chicago: http://talli.ca/chicago-wlup
KISS/San Antonio: http://talli.ca/sanantonio-kiss
KPNT/St Louis: http://talli.ca/stlouis-kpnt

All the votes will be tabulated by the stations and two finalists from each contest will go head to head for votes in phase two on Metallica.com starting next week on April 14thTen days later the band with the most votes will be announced and can start packing their bags to head to their first gig in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium.

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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