After posting a bit of a teaser on the Metallica website, it's been announced that the “Big 4” originators of thrash-metal, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will invade the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, on 23 April 2011 for a one-day festival. The concert will be the first joint U.S. appearance by the four thrash artists. According to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, “Most of the egos and sandbox issues from the Eighties and Nineties have dissipated....We actually enjoy each others' company and are comfortable celebrating the past while continuing our path into the future. It's cool. Who would have known that anybody actually still gives a shit? We're very fortunate.”
Tickets are priced at $99. No camping will be allowed in the venue's heavy metal parking lot, but parking is free and shuttle buses will be used from across SoCal.
Here's Part 2 of the clip from the Sofia Sonisphere concert in 2010: