In sad news to report, Metallica’s legendary frontman James Hetfield has had to re-enter rehab for addiction. The band has immediately postponed their planned tour of Australia and New Zealand with Slipknot that was to begin next month. The Australian leg of the “WorldWired” tour was announced in March, with the first show of the trek scheduled for October 17 at Perth’s Optus stadium. It was to be the first of eight stadium dates across Australia and New Zealand, including a night at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and two dates at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. The tour would have been Metallica’s first to Australia since 2013 and first visit to New Zealand since 2010. Hetfield’s issues with addiction and alcoholism were detailed in the 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster. We wish James the best in this trying time for himself, his family, and friends. The band posted this message to their social media pages: Continue reading
Metallica has shared yet another pro-shot video from their Worldwired tour! Watch the band perform their Master of Puppets deep cut ‘Disposable Heroes’ live in Zurich, Switzerland! Continue reading
Metallica has shared yet another pro-shot video from their Worldwired tour! Watch them perform ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, in the pouring rain live in Milan, Italy. Continue reading
Metallica is back on tour and performing their usual career-spanning set. The band started playing their Soundgarden covers they played I Am The Highway, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert. ‘All Your Lies’ originally appeared on Ultramega OK (SST) in 1988. Metallica is on tour again for this leg of dates through February 1st.