Local H added to Metallica tour
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Earlier this month, Metallica revealed that a handful of dates on their upcoming summer tour were short one band, so the iconic outfit decided to run a contest to decide who would join them on those select dates. Eight bands from across the country were in the running to get the opening slot. Voting for your favorite act ended yesterday, and with thousands of votes calculated, the winning band was revealed today via WLUP in Chicago.

Local H won the contest with 22.62% of the vote. The Illinois rockers are currently on the road plugging their 2015 studio album Hey, Killer, and when they got the news, they were completely speechless. The band will join Metallica and special guests Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat in Foxborough, St. Louis, San Antonio, Dallas, and Chicago. Tickets for those shows are on sale right now.

This week, Local H will be performing in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Last year, the outfit celebrated the 20 year anniversary of their Gold selling album As Good As Dead, which features the singles "Bound for the Floor", "Eddie Vedder", "Fritz's Corner", and "High-Fiving MF". You can check out their updated tour routing below.

Local H tour dates
April 27 - Kennett Square, PA - The Kennett Flash 
April 28 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
April 29 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s 
April 30 - Teaneck, NJ - Mexicali Live
May 2 - Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at the Outer 
May 3 - Portland, ME - Aura
May 5 - Worcester, MA - Ralph’s Diner
May 6 - Pennellville, NY - Moniraes
May 7 - Northampton, PA - The Gin Mill
May 9 - Dayton, OH - Rockstar Pro Arena
May 10 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Brass Rail
May 11 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar
May 12 - Palatine, IL - Durty Nellie’s
May 13 - Darien, IL - Q Bar
May 19 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium (w/Metallica, Volbeat)
May 25 - La Crosse, WI - Cavalier Theater
May 26 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Grill
May 27 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
June 4 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium (w/Metallica, Volbeat)
June 14 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome (w/Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold)
June 16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium (w/Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold)
June 18 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (w/Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold)
Aug. 4 - Bradley, IL - The Looney Bin