Orion Music Festival got a surprise today when the band “Dehaan” took the stage. Fans who were already at the stage waiting were excited to see the guys of Metallica come out and as the first notes rang out of “Hit the Lights,” more began running to catch the “secret set.”
James Hetfield of Metallica hinted on his Instagram page early in the day, “Don’t miss Dehaan! #MUYA #mff#UwillRegretMissingThem#IfUdoUmightKillEmAll #winkWink#getIt?” He even came out asking the crowd “Does anyone know who they are? They’re from Baltimore. Nobody knows anything about them but us.”
‘Dehaan’ performed a 10-song set lasting nearly 55 minutes, as an anniversary to Metallica’s album “Kill Em All.” Hetfield revealed to the crowd that when they “were thinking of the festival, what if no one came,” referring to their surprise set.
Also on hand for ‘Dehaan’s’ performance was Ray Burton, father of the late Cliff Burton. Burton was the original bass player with Metallica on “Kill Em All.”
At the end of their set Hetfield told the crowd, “This is the last one for Dehaan. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again somewhere.” And if you are wondering why they were called “Dehaan,” it is the last name of the leading actor, Dave Dehaan, in Metallica’s upcoming film “Metallica Through the Never.”
Metallica is playing on Sunday, at Orion, as the final act of the evening.