The rockers play the dates they were forced to postpone when James Hetfield injured his back...

Metallica have announced details of the rescheduled dates to replace the gigs which JAMES HETFIELD was unable to play because of a back injury, which saw him hospitalised on July 7.

Members of Korn, Kid Rock, System Of A Down and Powerman 5000 stepped in on the night, and fans were promised that Metallica would play free dates to make up for their disappointment.

The rescheduled dates are: Dallas, Starplex Amphitheatre (August 2, 3) Atalanta, Lakewood Amphitheatre (5,6) Kentucky, Lexington Rupp Arena (8,9)

Full details of how to exchange ticket stubs from the original shows – at Atlanta Georgia Dome on July 7, Sparta Kentucky Speedway on July 8 and Dallas Texas Stadium on July 9 – for the new free dates can be found at the band’s website, [url=]