Another Metallica Orion Fest Likely
At the close of their second Orion Music and More festival on Sunday, Metallica indicated that they’d like to bring it back next year.
Even though they’ve expressed some concern that the gathering isn’t turning a profit, they seemed upbeat as they left the stage after their two-hour closing set. Frontman James Hetfield asked the audience if they thought the festival should return to the Belle Isle, Michigan venue next year. After an affirmative cheer rose, he said, ‘As long as you promise you’ll be back, too…and bring some friends.” Earlier, bassist Robert Trujillo, playing a set with his Trujillo Trio, had said from the stage that they’d “definitely” be back.
On Saturday, Metallica gave the crowd an early surprise when they turned out to be the group billed as Dehaan. They proceeded to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1983 debut album, Kill ‘Em All, by playing it from start to finish.