Metallica to Perform at 2017 Grammy Awards

If Metallica didn’t already have enough planned for 2017 – they’ve been doing their Southeast Asian dates recently and are expected to tour a lot more this year – they’ve just announced that in addition to being nominated at the 59th Grammy Awards, they’ll also be performing!!!!!!!! Not only that, they’re teasing the fact that they’ve got something “special” planned for their performance.

Here’s what Metallica had to say about being nominated and performing:

“First, it was a total honor to be nominated, but now this?!!? We’re beyond excited that we have been invited to perform on the 59th annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 12, 2017. It’s been three years since we were lucky enough to participate in the awards show when we last performed with world-renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and we’re thrilled to be asked back.

We have something very unique and special planned for this celebratory night, so tune in to watch on CBS-TV… check those local listings for your timezone and keep watching here for more information.”

If that’s not enough, Metallica also debuted “Halo On Fire” in Seoul, playing live for the first time at one of their South Korean shows. They’ve made the video available on Youtube, which we’ve got below for you to check out.

We’ll have more on Metallica and the 59th Grammy Awards on awards night. We might even live Tweet/Facebook as the show airs.