are very familiar with Quebec's Colisee Pepsi, playing seven shows in the arena dating back to 1989. That's also where they played the two concerts filmed for the Quebec Magnetic DVD. They will return to play the final show ever at that venue on Sept. 14, and then play the first show ever at the city's brand new Centre Videotron on Sept. 16.

Metallica say, "We're excited to be heading back to Canada this Fall for what promises to be a very unique historical pair of shows as we have been invited to usher out the legendary Colisee Pepsi and welcome the brand new Centre Videotron all in a three day period!"

Metallica continue, "Always one of our favorite places to visit, Quebec City also has a long history of being the home to some of the most rabid 'Tallica fans anywhere. It only seems fitting that we share this special passing of the torch with you!"

The band gives more details on the shows, saying, "Each show will be a completely different experience right down to where we set up the stage. Look for one night with the classic end stage, the other in the round, different set lists and even different opening bands . . . two totally different Met experiences in one 48 hour period!"

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24 at noon local time. Metallica have some other gigs coming up including a headlining slot at Lollapalooza on Aug. 1. They’ll also be part of the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas on May 9. The band has several European summer shows planned as well. See their dates here.

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