Thrash metal’s most beloved and arguably most important act arrives Sunday, June 11. Whether you’re team new Metallica or old, Metallica has long held the crown of metal’s breakout, accessible and most recognizable liege of speed and growls. While other Texas dates feature Illinois natives Local H, the winner of their “Hit the Stage Contest,” Houston will instead welcome Danish hard rockers Volbeat and Avenged Sevenfold. It’s been nearly nine years since Metallica last entertained a Houston audience, and if their 2015 set at Austin’s X Games is any indication of what they’re capable of nowadays, count on hits from every record, lots of audience engagement and no time wasted on unpopular material. Metallica is a band with its finger on the pulse of its fans’ tastes, and sensitive to the needs of its demanding audience. There will be no letdown in energy or missed expectation of favorite songs played. Metallica will not only be the hottest ticket of the week but, rest assured, the don’t-miss show of the summer. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore.