Many bands seem to be announcing fall tours right now. Rock and Roll Daily ran with the news that Metallica had announced their Fall 2008-Winter 2009 tour dates supporting their upcoming release of Death Magnetic. I wonder if their Bonnaroo appearance this year will have any affect on their tour audience, but I also highly doubt that it did anything but bring a new element to Bonnaroo that may not have otherwise been there already. Metallica has always been their own kinda monster — didn’t they make a movie about that already? — so expect this tour to be a monster of its own.

Metallica 2008/09 Tour Dates

October 21 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing Arena
October 23 – Albquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
October 25 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
October 26 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
November 1 – Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter
November 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
November 4 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
November 6 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
November 8 – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
November 9 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
November 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
November 18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
November 20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
November 22 – Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena
November 23 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
December 1 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
December 2 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
December 4 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
December 7 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
December 12 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Bank Arena
December 13 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
December 15 – San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
December 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
December 20 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
January 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
January 13 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
January 15 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
January 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
January 18 – Boston, MA TD @ Banknorth Center
January 26 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
January 29 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
January 31 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center