Metallica will headline the famous Apollo theater in New York City on September 21, as part of the build-up for their 3D film Through The Never. The concert will air as part of the "Mandatory Metallica" channel's temporary return to SiriusXM. Only subscribers to the satcaster and the band's fan club members will have access to the invitation-only show. "Mandatory Metallica" will be back on SiriusXM from September 13 to October 6, and stay online into the summer of 2014.
Katy Perry has been announced as the closing artist for the UK's iTunes Festival, which will run throughout the month of September. Perry will play a headlining show on September 30 at the Roadhouse in London, which will host 30 free concerts in 30 days, all of which will also stream online. Lady Gaga will kick off the iTunes Festival on September 1.
Rockers Motley Crue are plotting a farewell tour for 2014, says frontman Vince Neil. Speaking to Billboard, Neil said that "in the spring of '14, and we'll do one more time around the world and kinda call it quits. It's just that time. We're going out on top. We don't want to be some band that people are like, 'Oh, they're playing a club now,' that kind of band. We still sell out arenas, have stadium stuff and things like that, so let's go out when it's a big deal." Neil added that guitarist Mick Mars' recent health troubles have also been a factor in the decision. However, the singer adds that "in five, 10 years from now we'll probably do something again together."
Green Day played the entirety of their breakthrough 1994 album Dookie at a warm-up show in the UK for their upcoming Reading & Leeds Festival sets this weekend. According to the NME, the band, as well as opener Frank Turner, also paid tribute to late Clash singer Joe Strummer, who would have turned 61 on Wednesday. Green Day performed a nearly-three hour, career-spanning set, with all of Dookie in the middle of the show.
Concert promoter Sid Bernstein, who helped bring The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks to the U.S., has passed away at the age of 95. Bernstein booked the Fab Four's legendary 1965 Shea Stadium gig, and worked with everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Frank Sinatra to ABBA.