The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - broadcast via satellite to select movie theatres Tuesday, June 22



HEAVY METAL’S ‘BIG FOUR’ METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX COMMEMORATE THEIR HISTORIC CONCERTS TOGETHER WITH A ONE NIGHT ONLY GLOBAL MOVIE THEATER EVENT ON JUNE 22nd

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL CONCERT TO BE BEAMED VIA SATELLITE FROM SOFIA, BULGARIA TO MOVIE THEATERS AROUND THE WORLD

OVER 450 U.S. THEATERS IN MORE THAN 140 U.S. MARKETS TO EXHIBIT CONCERT EVENT TO FANS TICKETS TO GO ON SALE STARTING TODAY, FRIDAY, MAY 21ST


The “Big Four”, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are bringing their historic European tour to the global stage by beaming the event via satellite to movie theaters around the world in a special HD cinematic event. These four legendary acts broke out of the underground thrash movement in the 1980’s to dominate the metal world, selling millions of records and packing arenas across the globe. Despite huge demand, these musical giants have never shared the same stage until now. The legendary June 22nd concert from the tour’s stop of the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria will air the same day in 450 theaters in over 140 markets in the U.S., as well as beamed into theaters in Europe, Canada and Latin America. Delayed screenings are planned in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Tickets for “The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax” go on sale starting today Friday, May 21st in the U.S. and internationally starting Friday, May 28th at participating theater box offices and at www.thebigfourlive.com, where fans can also view the event cinema trailer.

In December 2009, the bands announced that they would be joining forces to take part in the traveling Sonisphere Festival for only 7 shows across Europe. Now, this one-time only event from the Sofia show makes it possible for fans far and wide to participate in what otherwise is a very limited run of dates. The high-definition concert presentation will memorialize the event and the impact will be amplified globally with the cinema screenings, making the dreams of fans around the world over become a reality.

Lars Ulrich of Metallica says of this historic announcement, "Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal's Big Four would not only still be around, be more popular than ever, playing shows together at stadiums all over Europe, and on top of that, coming to a movie theater near you in High Definition (for better or worse??!!). Bring it on!"

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says “Damn, as if this Big 4 tour wasn't exciting enough now we get to be on the big screen worldwide! Metal at the movies, two big horns up! It is unbelievably gratifying that this means so much to the metal community around the globe. Get your tix, grab some popcorn and get ready to bang your head!”

Declares Slayer’s Kerry King, “I can’t believe someone didn’t make this happen 15 years ago! The fans finally get what they want. I think it’s awesome!”

Says Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, “The magnitude of this event hasn't really sunk in yet, and I am thrilled to know that people around the planet will be able to walk into a movie theater and experience the greatest line up of Heavy Metal in the history of the world!”

“The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax” digital cinema event is distributed globally by New York-based BY Experience.

Tickets for the one night only event are available now at presenting U.S. theater box offices and online at www.thebigfourlive.com. Tickets go on sale internationally from Friday, May 28th. Additional cinemas/countries may be added. Presently, over 800 cinemas worldwide will exhibit the concert event. Exhibition times may vary by territory. In the U.S., the program will commence at 7:30 PM in each time zone.

For more information and a list of participating movie theaters please go to www.thebigfourlive.com

Comments for this News article

THE ADD JUST MAKES ME WANT TO SEE IT MORE THAN EVER!!!!!! MUCH LOVE AND RSPECT TO SLAYER!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

I JUST CANT WAIT TO GET THE TICKETS FOR THE SATELLITE SHOW IN THE MOVIE THEATERS!!!!!! THERE 18$ A PIECE BUT MY 9 YEAR OLD GIRL AND 14 YEAR OLD SON WANT TO GO AND CANT WAIT!!!!!! ESPICALLY MY 9 YEAR OLD. WHEN SHE SAW THE COMMERCIAL FOR THE SHOW ,AFTER IT WAS OVER SHE LOOKED AT ME WITH A BIG SMILE AND SAID "I'M GOING FOR SURE NOW"!!!!!! A 9 YEAR OLD LITTLT GIRL,I CANT BELEIVE IT MYSELF!!!!!! BUT IM GETTING MY TICKETS TOMORROW SO WE ALL CAN GET A SEAT. I JUST WISH YOU WOULD HAVE DONE IT ON PAY-PER-VIEW. I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE MADE ALOT MORE,BUT IM SURE THE PAY-PER-VIEW PEOPLE WANTED AN OUTRAGEOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM THE BANDS LABELS WHEN IT WAS ALL DONE. I JUST CANT WAIT,AND AGAIN THANKS TO ALL THE BANDS FOR GIVING THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!!!!!! I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!!! MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO ALL THE BANDS ESPICALLY SLAYER!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY AND I CANT WAIT FOR A FULL SWING CONCERT WHEN SLAYER IS DONE WITH THIS TOUR. A REAL "WORLD PAINTED BLOOD" CONCERT ESPICALLY IF THEY STILL PLAY "SEASONS" IN ITS ENTIRETY. PLEASE DO IT!!!!!! JUST COME TO UTAH, I'LL KNOW IT WONT BE UNTIL WINTER AS USUAL BUT THATS PERFECTLY FINE WITH ME!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

I CANT FUCKING BELEIVE IT!!!!!! BROADCASTING TO MOVIE THEATERS VIA SATTELITE!!!!!! I'LL BE IN LINE THATS FOR SURE THERE NOT COMING TO UTAH AND THIS IS A CLOSE TO PAY PER VIEW AS I'LL GET!!!!!! MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO SLAYER AND ALL THE OTHER BANDS!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

I JUST CANT WAIT!!!!!! EVEN THOUGH ITS IN A MOVIE THEATER!!!!!! IT SHOULD BE KILLER IF ITS IN IMAX THAT WOULD BE COOL AS HELL!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

THE OZZFEST VIDEO OF "ANGEL OF DEATH", JEFF IS WEARING A SHIRT THAT SAYS THE HEAVY METAL SHOP!!!!!! WELL THE ONLY HEAVY METAL SHOP IN THE WORLD IS IN GUESS WHERE, UTAH!!!!!! ITS COOL TO SE BANDS WEARING THAT SHIRT. I'VE ALSO SEEN LES CLAYPOOL WEARING ONE ON 1 OF THERE HOME VIDEOS. THE HEAVY METAL SHOP HAS BEEN AROUND HERE SINCE I WAS ABOUT 12 OR 13 YEARS OLD, I'M NOW 36. SLAYER LOVES THE SHOP BECAUSE THE OWNER PAINTED A SLAYER LOGO OUTSIDE ON HIS SHOP. HE ALSO HAS A POSTER IN THE SHOP THAT HAS A PICTURE OF SLAYER ON THE LEFT SIDE AND THE MORMON TEMPLE ON THE RIGHT AND THE CAPTION IS "SLAYER VS. THE MORMONS!" AND ITS SIGNED BY SLAYER!!!!!! I'D LOVE TO HAVE THAT POSTER!!!!!! LOVE THE VIDEO BY THE WAY. MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO THE HEAVY METAL SHOP AND OF COURSE SLAYER!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

THERE PLAYING THE MOVIE IN 6 DIFFERENT MOVIE THEATERS IN UTAH!!!!!! I COULDNT BELEIVE IT MY SELF!!!!!! THEY USUALLY WILL HAVE A FILM LIKE THIS BE SHOWN ONLY IN 1 OR 2 THEATERS!!!!!! TYPICAL UTAH, BUT THATS WHAT MAKES ME SO SUPRISED BECAUSE NOT 1 OR 2 BUT 6 DIFFERENT THEATERS!!!!!! I MEAN THEY WOULDNT EVEN SHOW "BROKE BACK MOUNTAIN" BUT 1ST OF ALL I'VE NEVER SEEN IT, DONT WANT TO, HAVE NO INTREST WHAT SO EVER,HAPPILY MARRIED!!!!!! BUT THAT JUST SHOWS YOU HOW CLOSE MINDED THIS STATE OF UTAH REALLY IS!!!!!! THE TERMINALLY STUCK IN UTAH CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

I GOT MY TICKETS YESTERDAY FOR THE MOVIE THEATER CONCERT!!!!!! I CANT FUCKING WAIT, ITS JUST GOING TO BE 1 HUGE SING ALONG, ITS GOING TO BE GREAT!!!!!! MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO SLAYER!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

MY 14 YEAR OLD SON IS SO EXCITED TO SEE THE SONISPHERE CONCERT IN THE MOVIE THEATERS,HE ASKS ME EVERY DAY WHEN IT IS,HE'S THAT EXCITED TO SEE SLAYER!!!!!! MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO SLAYER!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

my friend borrowed the album for one day and she forgot it at school so now I'm going crazy cuz I can't listen to ur beatiful voice :

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