The metal band, Metallica, has started their tour, called the “World Magnetic Tour”. The tour is designed to support and promote their new album, Death Magnetic. The album has sold an amazing number of copies: it sold nearly 500,000 in the first week and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts. It also topped the charts in Mexico, Australia, Canada and Europe. Clearly their fans are still loving the music. Interestingly, the album was released accidentally by a French vendor two weeks before the scheduled start date. This caused Vertigo Records, their distributer, to officially release the record two days ahead of schedule, to prevent people from getting the songs over the internet. The tour began on October 21st and it will last into the next year, taking them to stadiums and halls in America, Canada and, beginning next spring, in European venues. Check out our Metallica tour dates.