Metallica, Joan Osborne To Tour

 

Is is possible? Could
it be? What if God were one of us — would he be jammin’ to Metallica?

By Fred Mills

 

Ha ha, almost got you with that headline, didn’t we? No,
silly: Metallica and Osborne are not touring together. Maybe Metallica and Otep, or perhaps Joan Osborne and
Ratdog. Or maybe even Metallica and Joan’s big brother Ozzy Osborne [sic]. But both artists are going to be
touring.

 

Metallica kicks off an extensive road trek in October that
will be preceded by a few European dates already in progress. Somewhere in the
middle of all that the band releases its new album Death Magnetic, which is due Sept. 12 on Warner Bros. Word has it
that it’s a “welcome return” to the black album sound, and  considering that a return to any sound other than that 2003 turd St. Anger would be “welcome,” we’ll give
it an advance two snaps up.

 

And
then Joan has her own fresh platter, titled Little
Wild One
(Sept. 9, on Womanly Hips/Plum/Saguaro Road/Music Allies). Could
we have a few more labels in on this folks? At any rate, it features that
fantastic tune already been featured on “World Café” and numerous Triple-A
stations, “Sweeter Than The Rest,” so all signs are good. The tour will
showcase material from the record, which marks the first collaboration between
Osborne and producers/writers Rick Chertoff, Rob Hyman, and Eric Bazilian since
her five-times-platinum debut, Relish. The tour gets underway in early September, with initial dates also featuring
John Hiatt on the bill.

 

See
ya there, moshers! All dates listed below.

 

 

Joan Osborne:

 

 

9/5 –
Vilar Center
for the Arts – Beaver Creek,
CO (w/ John Hiatt)

9/6 –
Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO (w/ John Hiatt)

9/7 –
Red Butte
Garden Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT
(w/ John Hiatt)

9/9 –
Chautauqua Auditorium – Boulder,
CO (w/ John Hiatt)

9/11
– Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff,
AZ (w/ John Hiatt)

9/12
– Telluride Blues & Brews – Telluride, CO (w/ John Hiatt)

9/14
– The Backyard – Austin, TX (w/ John Hiatt)

9/15
– Nokia Theatre – Grand Prairie,
TX (w/ John Hiatt)

9/16
– Riley Center
for the Performing – Meridian,
MS (w/ John Hiatt)

9/25
– Music Hall of Williamsburg
– Brooklyn, NY

9/26
– Calvin Theater
& PAC – Northampton, MA

9/27
– The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT

9/29
– Ram’s Head Tavern – Annapolis, MD 9/30 – Toad’s Place – Richmond, VA

10/1
– Bomhard Theatre – Louisville,
KY

10/3
– Belcourt Theater – Nashville,
TN

10/4
– The Orange Peel – Asheville,
NC

10/5
– Variety Playhouse – Atlanta,
GA

10/9
– Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA 10/10 – The El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10/11
– Great American
Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

10/13
– The Triple Door – Seattle,
WA

10/14
– Aladdin Theatre – Portland,
OR

10/17
– Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins,
CO

10/18
– Whiskey Roadhouse – Council Bluffs, IA 10/20 – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

10/21
– Park West Theatre, Chicago,
IL

10/23
– Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA

10/24
– Somerville Theatre – Somerville,
MA

10/25
– Highline Ballroom – New York,
NY

10/26 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Metallica:

 

8-14 Arras, France – Grand d’Arras
8-15 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
8-17 Jonschwil, Switzerland – Degenaupark
8-20 Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
8-22 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival
8-24 Reading, England – Reading Festival
9-12 Berlin, Germany – TBA (Fan club show)
9-15 London, England – TBA (Fan club show)
10-21 Glendale, AZ – Jobing Arena *#
10-23 Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum *#
10-25 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center *#
10-26 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena *#
11-01 Portland, OR – Rose Quarter *#
11-03 Salt Lake City, UT – Energy Solutions Arena *#
11-04 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center *#
11-06 Omaha, NE – Qwest Center *#
11-08 Moline, IL – iWireless Center *#
11-09 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center *#
11-17 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center *#
11-18 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center *#
11-20 Houston, TX – Toyota Center *#
11-22 Little Rock, AR – Alltel Arena *#
11-23 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena *#
12-01 Seattle, WA – Key Arena *$
12-02 Vancouver, British Columbia – GM Place *$
12-04 Calgary, Alberta – Pengrowth Saddledome *$
12-07 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place *$
12-12 Ontario, CA – Citizens Bank Arena *$
12-13 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center *$
12-15 San Diego, CA – Cox Arena *$
12-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum *$
12-20 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena *$
01-12 Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center *%
01-13 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena *%
01-15 Washington, DC – Verizon Center *%
01-17 Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center *%
01-18 Boston, MA – TD Banknorth Center *%
01-26 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena *%
01-29 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum *%
01-31 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center *%

* with the Sword
# with Down
$ with Lamb of God
% with Machine Head

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