Metallica To Spend A Night In Prison

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich’s return to his native Denmark will cost him a night in the can as the act will be playing the former prison in Horsens, which has been turned into a music venue.

The June 6 show will mark the opening of the new open-air venue, which can hold 40,000 people. Tickets cost upwards of 695 kroner ($124).

In recent years, the coastal city of Horsens has undergone a major redevelopment and tried to rebrand itself from a prison town to a cultural centre.

In recent years Madonna, Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and U2 are among those to have played Horsens, usually at the local football stadium.

Denmark now sends its worst convicts to the new state prison at Enner Mark.

Ulrich was born in Gentofte, north Copenhagen, and lived there until moving to Los Angeles at age 16.