Metallica was set to make their return to the stage in April following James Hetfield’s rehab stint. However, the band were forced to postpone their scheduled dates amid the current COVID-19 crisis. The metal legends were scheduled to embark on a South American tour with Greta Van Fleet, as well as headline a bunch of massive U.S. rock festivals.
The band has since revealed new dates for their South American tour, kicking off December 4th in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and running through to December 20th in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They’ve also acknowledged their fans down in Australia and New Zealand — stressing that they haven’t forgotten about us and are cooking up plans to make up for the cancelled 2019 WorldWired tour with Slipknot.
“Finally, to our friends in Australia and New Zealand, please know that we have not forgotten and you’re still in our hearts and minds. We will make it to your part of the world as soon as we can. We promise!”
In the meantime, Metallica has unveiled a game plan to help satiate the cravings of metalheads in isolation. “Metallica Mondays” will see the band stream full live sets from their past. On Monday, the rockers unveiled Metallica: Live at Slane Castle – June 8, 2019.
“While we’re all doing our part and staying home, we find ourselves missing live music,” Metallica said in a statement. “So how about we dive back into a few of our favorite shows at a socially responsible distance? Not to sound too cheesy, but now more than ever, we’re in this together, and staying connected is how we’ll get through it. With that in mind, we’re bringing a series of live Metallica shows right to your couch!,” the band shared in a statement.
You can watch Metallica: Live at Slane Castle, and find their rescheduled South American tour dates, below.
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Metallica 2020 Tour Dates
Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Buenos Aires, AR – Hipódromo de San Isidro ^
Santiago, CL – Estadio Nacional ^
Porto Alegre, BR – Estacionamento da Fiergs ^
Curitiba, BR – Estádio Couto Pereira ^
São Paulo, BR – Estádio do Morumbi ^
Belo Horizonte, BR – Estádio do Mineirão ^