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Aside from being nominated at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Metallica have announced that they will be performing at the show—and promise to have something special planned.

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The band said:

“First, it was a total honor to be nominated, but now this?!!? We’re beyond excited that we have been invited to perform on the 59th annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 12, 2017. It’s been three years since we were lucky enough to participate in the awards show when we last performed with world-renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and we’re thrilled to be asked back.

We have something very unique and special planned for this celebratory night, so tune in to watch on CBS-TV… check those local listings for your timezone and keep watching here for more information.”

Metallica also performed “Halo On Fire” live for the first time ever in Seoul, South Korea and uploaded the awesome footage online. Check it out below:

While the band hasn't announced an official 2017 tour, their only U.S. date is May 21 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.

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