Newswire: Local H bound for the stadium to open for Metallica

Granted, the Chicago alt-rock boom of the ’90s was a while ago now, but calling a band with a certified gold record a “local” act seems like a bit of a misnomer. Sure, Local H is a “local band” in the sense that it’s a band with the word “local” in its name, but it’s not a local band in the sense that its 1996 hit “Bound For The Floor” has been used as the soundtrack for motorcycle crash montages on America’s Funniest Home Videos. That’s an entire nation of uncles breaking femurs on their Yamahas, thanks.

Regardless, Local H has won a contest looking for a “local” band to open for Metallica on a string of dates on its upcoming WorldWired tour. Calling upon the enthusiastic fan base it’s acquired through decades of touring, Local H beat out Dallas band Mothership for the spot …

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