Metallica To Hit Road With Kid Rock, Sevendust After New Year's Eve Gig

Sevendust may be getting in on the action when Metallica, Kid Rock, Methods Of Mayhem, and Ted Nugent ring in the New in Pontiac, Michigan, and the group may be hitting the road with a few of those acts as well.

As we previously reported, Metallica has made a New Year's Eve date with the people of Pontiac, and has added Kid Rock, Tommy Lee's Methods Of Mayhem, and original Motor City Madman Nugent to the bill (see "Kid Rock, Methods Of Mayhem Added To Metallica-Ted Nugent Y2K Show"). Now a spokesperson for Sevendust says that the Atlanta-based hard rock outfit has been added to the lineup.

Last week, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told MTV News that the band would also shed its current symphonic arrangement for a string of eight or nine "straight-up Metallica shows" with Kid Rock near the time of the New Year's Eve show.

Sevendust may be on board for those dates as well, at least according to spokespeople for the Atlanta-based

hard rock outfit. According to Sevendust's record label, the band will join Kid Rock and Metallica for shows on December 27 at Miami's Orange Bowl, December 28 at Tampa's, and New Year's Eve at Pontiac's Silverdome.

Other than confirming the New Year's show, Ulrich wouldn't cough up any specifics about the itinerary last week. However, the drummer hinted, "The dates aren't in the new Russian federation or anything. I mean, they are in the general vicinity of Detroit, and so anybody with a Rand McNally and a little bit of sensibility can probably figure out where they are. They're around that area, so it's not like Seattle-day off-Detroit. It's sort of tucked in around the Lakes, the Metallica-friendly Midwest." [RealAudio]

Once the itinerary takes shape, we'll pass it along.

-- Robert Mancini