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April 20, 2015 10:15 ET

Metallica Will Make Quebec City History With Two Memorable Concerts

One of the world's biggest concert draws, Metallica will have the double honour of closing the Colisée Pepsi on September 14, 2015 and becoming the first international act to play the Videotron Centre on September 16, 2015

QEÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 20, 2015) - Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor, and Benoît Robert, President and CEO of Quebecor's Sports & Entertainment Group, are pleased to announce that Metallica is coming to Québec City for two historic concerts, the first at the Colisée Pepsi on September 14, 2015 and the second at the Videotron Centre on September 16, 2015.

The thirty-year love story between Metallica and Québec City will reach new heights with these two sure-to-be-memorable concerts. The group's loyal fans in Québec City and from around the province will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Metallica play the "old Coliseum" on September 14, and then break in the city's new arena on September 16.

Metallica will be performing 2 different shows. The Colisée Pepsi show will be in a regular arena configuration with an end stage and unique set list. Centre Vidéotron will feature a 360 degree in the round configuration and a different set list from the first night. Metallica fans will be able to see 2 unique shows, in 2 different venues, 2 days apart.

"We are very proud to be able to bring this major international act to Québec City, particularly since there was strong local sentiment in favour of having Metallica inaugurate the new arena and the band itself expressed interest in doing the honours. We listened!" said Benoît Robert. "Metallica concerts in Québec City have always been phenomenal events. We are very pleased to have signed them for this occasion and to be able to put their stamp on the history of the Colisée Pepsi and the Videotron Centre."

"Having Metallica perform the Videotron Centre underscores the venue's status as a new stop on the international circuit of premier stadiums and arenas," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "We are eager to announce dates for other Québec and international artists who will be performing at the Videotron Centre in its first weeks."

Since forming in 1981, Metallica has become one of the most popular and influential bands in history. The group has sold 100 million albums worldwide, with a dozen multi-platinum releases including 1991's eponymous album (also known as The Black Album), which sold 16 million copies in the United States alone and is considered the best-selling album of all time. The group's most recent disc, Death Magnetic, topped the Billboard 200 and international charts in 27 countries when it was released in October 2008. In 2012 Metallica released the Quebec Magnetic DVD, recorded at two sold-out shows at the Colisée Pepsi on October 31 and November 1, 2009. In its storied career Metallica has won a raft of awards including nine Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards. Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24 at noon. Tickets to the September 14 concert at the Colisée Pepsi will be available at the Colisée Pepsi box office, by phone at 418 691-7211 or 1 800 900-SHOW, or through the Billetech network at www.billetech.com or www.expocite.com. Tickets to the September 16 concert at the Videotron Centre can be ordered at www.thevideotroncenter.ca and www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1 855-790 1245. Ticket prices: $76.00 / $97.50 / $120.00 (taxes and service fees included ).

About Quebecor Sports & Entertainment Group

Quebecor Sports & Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes diverse cultural and entertainment content featuring Québec and international talent. Sports & Entertainment Group is a fully integrated suite of companies dedicated to delivering the best possible customer experience: the Videotron Centre, Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand, Remparts de Québec, Gestev, Musicor and Distribution Select offer a wide variety of high-quality, multiplatform, convergent content, shows and sporting events.

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