Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink-182 Travel Australia with Soundwave 2013
The lineup for Soundwave 2013, a traveling festival in Australia, has been announced and includes Metallica, Linkin Park and Blink-182.
Next year’s festival will start out in Brisbane, Australia on February 23, 2013, and run through a March 4 festival in Perth. In between, the huge group of bands will visit Sydney (February 24), Melbourne (March 1) and Adelaide (March 2).
In addition to the headliners, the festival also will feature A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Paramore, Garbage, Flogging Molly, Sum 41, Anthrax, Of Mice & Men and Lucero, among many more. So far, 40 or so bands have been revealed, though the official website for the festival promised “many more to be announced!”
Though not confirmed by the band, rumors have been circulating that Metallica may be playing their 1991 self-titled album in full at these shows. That album, better known as the Black Album, has sold more than 500,000 copies in Australia alone.
Soundwave began as a small festival held on in Perth in 2004. It became a traveling festival in 2007 when Brisbane and Sydney were added to the itinerary. Melbourne and Adelaide shows were added the following year. In the past, the festival has hosted bands including Nine Inch Nails, Iron Maiden, Faith No More, Alice in Chains and Lamb of God, among many, many others. This year’s version of the festival featured Marilyn Manson, Slipknot and System of a Down.
In other Metallica news, the band has recently announced that they have signed on to cover a track for an upcoming Deep Purple tribute album called Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head. Deep Purple is best known for their hit “Smoke on the Water,” which comes from the album Machine Head, and each track from the album will be covered by a different artist. Both Carlos Santana and the Flaming Lips will tackle “Smoke on the Water” in what promises to be two very different version of the song. Metallica will record the song “When a Blind Man Cries.”