That mid-winter bitchslap you felt this morning when walking out the door? That wasn't the sub-zero temperature -- that was news that the Big 4 tour -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax -- is coming to North America later this year.
If it's in fact a tour, then where's this shit gonna hit New England? Foxboro? Suffolk Downs? TD Garden? Several nights at Great Tweeter Comcast Center in Mansfield? A secret gig at the Brighton Music Hall under the faux-moniker the Fab 4 Do-Over? We think last time Metallica came to town, they played the Garden (we might have phlipcam of it, somewhere) and during Lars & Co.'s heyday they routinely filled the what should have been the site of yesterday's AFC Championship game.
Before we get too excited, however, check out what is says on the event's Facebook page: "Like" this page to stay updated on all details for the first and only United States "The Big 4" appearance.
Does that mean there might only be one show, like in Chicago where they do Lollapalooza or something? Or is it a full tour hitting all corners of the continent? Either way, we'll find out tomorrow morning at 11am, according to concert organizers.