July 25, 2000
Metallica has once again shown the music industry the definition of band/fan loyalty. After 4 hours of music from Korn, Kid Rock, System of a Down, and Powerman 5000, Lars Ulrich, Jason Newsted, and Kirk Hammett took the Stage to announce that James Hetfield would not be making it to the show.
Lars then went on to explain that not only was the crowd going to see a one of a kind jam session, but that Metallica will also play another show for everyone in attendance.
The fans attending the shows were then treated to a spectacular show, with highlights including Korn's Jonathan Davis on lead vocals for Metallica's "One," and Kid Rock taking the mic for Metallica's cover of Bob Seger's, "Turn the Page."
James was unable to perform at the shows in Atlanta, Sparta and Dallas and Metallica have now confirmed "bonus shows" that will take place in Dallas (TX), Atlanta (GA) and Lexington (KY).
After careful input from the band, management and most importantly, the fans, it was determined that the bonus shows should take place as close to the original sites as possible. In order to accommodate fans schedules, Metallica is giving fans a choice between two dates in each city.
The dates have been re-scheduled as follows:
August 2 & 3: Dallas, TX at the Starplex Amphitheatre at 7:00 PM
August 5 & 6: Atlanta, GA at the Lakewood Amphitheatre 7:00 PM
August 8 & 9: Lexington, KY at the Rupp Arena 7:30 PM