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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has told Rolling Stone that the band's Orion Music + More festival, a two-day event featuring more than 20 bands which took place late last month in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will definitely be back in 2013 and won't be moving far from its original location. Ulrich said, ""We had a great experience in New Jersey, and as we look to 2013, we're definitely looking to keep it in New Jersey or to keep it on the East Coast." Even though the band is based on the West Coast, it staged the event on the other side of the country to make it easier for European fans to come.
The two shows on June 22nd and 23rd sold a total of 24,000 tickets, according to the Press Of Atlantic City.
Next up for Metallica is a headlining slot at the Outside Lands festival, which takes place from August 10th to the 12th in the group's adopted hometown of San Francisco.
The show will be Metallica's first in Golden Gate Park, with Ulrich saying, "There's a long, long, long history of experiences and culture and music (in Golden Gate Park). It's a history that dates back to the '60s, when bands like the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane would perform free shows in the park."
The lineup will also include Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Foo Fighters and Skrillex.
After Outside Lands, Metallica will spend the rest of the summer working on their 3D feature film -- which will involve unveiling a new stage show at some gigs in Canada that will be filmed for the movie -- before finally starting work on its 10th studio album in September.