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Metallica's Orion festival taking a year (or more) off...

by Otto Man

According to The Detroit News, Metallica is taking 2014 off from the Orion Music and More festival. A spokeswoman for promoter C3 Presents confirmed that the festival will take a year off, as Metallica is touring Europe in June, the time period the festival was held the last two years. The event may return in 2015 although it is unclear whether it will return to Detroit. The band had moved the event to Detroit after holding the inaugural edition in Atlantic City in 2012. Metallica was previously rumored to be contracted to host the festival for two more years in Detroit. 

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Also yesterday came the announcement Metallica and Iron Maiden would be co-headlining the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, England. This show marks the very first time both bands have appeared together on a UK concert, and the only concerts either band will play in the UK in 2014. 

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