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    Dates are out! Metallica India gig on Oct 28, 30

    New Delhi: Thrash pioneers Metallica on Monday announced the dates of their India gig on their website. The band is slated to perform on October 28 and 30 in Delhi and Bangalore respectively during their inaugural India tour. "At this stage in the game, there are very few places in the world that we have not dragged our gear and crew to, so that makes this show announcement extra special…for the first time ever, we will be visiting India for two shows! It's about time, wouldn't you say?!?!" the group posted on their website.The band celebrates the first Grand Prix race ever held in India with a performance in Delhi on October 28, 2011 at F1 Rocks, Leisure Valley, Gurgaon. They will also perform in the Bangalore Palace Ground on October 30 as part of the Sonisphere Festival.The tickets will go on sale on www.ticketgenie.in and www.dnanetworks.com from May 4. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are considered the Big Fours of thrash.Bassist Robert Trujillo had earlier announced their plans to tour India in an interview with the Inland Empire Weekly magazine.Trujillo, who joined the band after Jason Newsted and original bassist, the late Cliff Burton, said Metallica has plans to play across Europe this summer, including appearances in Italy, Germany, Sweden, England and France in July, then Brazil in September.