the dates they are playing, supporting Gojira, it doesn't appear will include the Target Center appearance. That I believe is one of the shows Gojira is opening for Metallica.
Damn, I totally dig Burst and their album Lazarus Bird from 2008. Either the Milwaukee or preferably the Mokena, IL date may be a possibility.
Sad, but it comes down to timing of course, the fact they will be in Atlanta a little over a week after ProgPowerUSA.
I'm going to have to start pricing things out. The loss of many of those other shows, may be helped a little with the chance to see Burst, even if it's just for 30 or 45 minutes.
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Gojira to Support Metallica on North American Fall Tour
and headline tour dates with Burst and Zoraster on Metallica Off-days.
A series of headline dates on off days from the Metallica/Lamb of God tour which goes from September 14th thru October 18.
Support on these shows will come from Zoroaster and Burst. The dates are as follows:
09/14/2009 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
09/15/2009 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
09/17/2009 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
09/19/2009 Montreal, QC Bell Centre SOLD OUT
09/20/2009 Montreal, QC Bell Centre SOLD OUT
09/21/2009 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Music Hall w/Burst/Zoroaster
09/22/2009 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar w/Burst/Zoroaster
09/24/2009 Atlanta, GA Masquerade w/Burst/Zoroaster
09/25/2009 New Orleans, LA The Hangar w/Burst/Zoroaster
09/27/2009 Houston, TX Warehouse Live w/Burst/Zoroaster
09/28/2009 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center SOLD OUT
09/29/2009 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center SOLD OUT
10/01/2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
10/02/2009 Orlando, FL The Social w/Burst/Zoroaster
10/03/2009 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
10/04/2009 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/05/2009 Knoxville, TN Valrium w/Burst/Zoroaster
10/06/2009 Milwaukee, WI The Rave w/Burst/Zoroaster
10/09/2009 Mokena, IL The Pearl Room w/Burst/Zoroaster
10/12/2009 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre SOLD OUT
10/13/2009 Minneapolis, MN Target Center SOLD OUT
10/15/2009 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
10/17/2009 Charlottesville, VA JPJ Arena
10/18/2009 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
---More dates TBA---
Fresh off the heels of their successful and critically acclaimed first US headlining tour, French metal act, Gojira, have been tapped by Metallica to support the first half of their North American fall tour in September and October, along with Lamb of God.
The band will also be headlining their own shows between Metallica dates.
Gojira vocalist/guitarist, Joseph Duplantier commented, "Metallica has invited us to open for them on the first part of their North American tour this fall. Fifteen shows around US and Canada with Lamb Of God as main support. Metallica has been our main influence since we started playing music, and we can say that this announcement is a dream come true."
Gojira’s latest album, “The Way of All Flesh,” debuted at number 138 on Billboard and number 1 on Billboard’s new artist chart. Their album, “From Mars to Sirius,” was recently named one of the “21 Best Metal Albums of the 21st Century,” by MetalSucks.com. The band has toured North America with Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, In Flames,
Machine Head, Trivium and Behemoth, among others.