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METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH: ‘To Be Back Out There Playing And Actually Touring’ Is ‘Just Incredible’

Throughout an look on yesterday’s (Thursday, Could 19) episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich mentioned the band’s plans for the approaching months. He mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi): “We simply acquired again from [playing for] three weeks in South America. I am nonetheless decompressing. However oh my God, to be again on the market enjoying and really touring — most of what we did within the fall had been one-offs and scattered festivals — however to be again on the market [for] three weeks, an unbelievable run down in Chile and Argentina and 4 exhibits in Brazil, and getting an opportunity to play, interacting with the followers and all that was simply unbelievable. Subsequent weekend we have the BottleRock pageant up right here in Northern California after which straight throughout the nation to Boston Calling on Sunday after which the week after that we head to Europe and do nearly a month value of festivals and shenanigans. The most effective time to tour in Europe is certainly June and July — everyone’s out and it is mild and it is heat and persons are out and about and simply going to festivals and celebrating music and summer season and the entire thing.

“Clearly, simply to get out of the home and get amongst it once more is a big factor,” he continued. “So we’re very excited in regards to the summer season. Like I mentioned, the three weeks down in South America had been unbelievable. We’re getting deeper and deeper into… I believe we performed over 30 songs throughout the exhibits down in South America. So we’ll preserve getting deeper into the information and discovering nuttier songs to play into the catalog and so forth. So it is enjoyable. I am glad to be on the market.”

METALLICA performed its first live performance of 2022 on February 25 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The present, which was reportedly attended by 60,000 followers, featured assist from GRETA VAN FLEET and ICE NINE KILLS.

The Las Vegas present befell greater than two months after METALLICA‘s two Fortieth-anniversary concert events at Chase Heart in San Francisco, California which featured completely different setlists. They had been a part of METALLICA‘s “San Francisco Takeover”, a four-day citywide celebration of the band’s Fortieth anniversary that additionally included a movie pageant, picture exhibit and curated lineup of smaller venue exhibits that includes different acts.

In February, METALLICA introduced it is going to carry out solely two U.S. summer season stadium exhibits in 2022: Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, New York on August 11, and PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 14. Each exhibits will characteristic particular visitors GRETA VAN FLEET and ICE NINE KILLS.

METALLICA beforehand performed at Highmark Stadium on July 25, 1992, and Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium on July 26, 1992.

Shaped in 1981 by Ulrich and guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, METALLICA has develop into probably the most influential and profitable rock bands in historical past, having bought almost 120 million albums worldwide and producing greater than 15 billion streams whereas enjoying to thousands and thousands of followers on all seven continents. The band’s a number of multi-platinum albums embody “Kill ‘Em All”, “Journey The Lightning”, “Grasp Of Puppets”, “… And Justice For All”, “Metallica” (generally known as The Black Album),“Load”, “Reload”, “St. Anger”, “Loss of life Magnetic” and “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, launched in November 2016 and charting at No. 1 in 32 international locations.

METALLICA‘s awards and accolades embody 9 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, a number of MTV Video Music Awards, and its 2009 induction into the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame. In June of 2018, the band was awarded probably the most prestigious musical honors on this planet: Sweden’s Polar Music Prize.

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