Metallica are preparing to headline the legendary Apollo Theater in New York next month. The veteran rockers will perform a scaled-down version of their live show when they appear at the Harlem venue on September 21. The show will air live on a temporarily revived “Mandatory Metallica” channel on SiriusXM.
The concert is being staged in part to promote the band’s 3D concert-action film, Metallica Through the Never. The movie will be shown on IMAX screens throughout the U.S. on September 27, and in other theaters beginning one week later.
The Apollo Theater is revered for its role in black entertainment history, having through the years featured such legendary figures James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. In recent years, rock and roll artists such as Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen have appeared there as well.