The ‘Mighty’ Metallica made a few mighty announcements this week to the delight of their hard-rocking fans worldwide. First, was the revelation of their brand-new single “Lux Æterna” – the lead single off their forthcoming eleventh studio album ‘72 Seasons’ due out on April 14th, 2023. The LP will feature 12 brand spanking new tracks and clocks in at over 77 minutes. “Lux Æterna” is also the first piece of new music from Metallica since 2016 and their massively popular album ‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct’.
The second big announcement from ‘Tallica, was that they will be hitting the road in 2023 & 2024 part of the M72 world tour. Each city (and there aren’t many) that was fortunate enough to be selected for the M72 world tour will get 2 nights of Metallica, featuring two unique setlists with no repeats and two sets of different opening acts each night. Pantera & Mammoth WVH are set to open night one and Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills will be kicking off night two. According to a press release from Metallica, “The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage. Back when Metallica’s Orion Music & More festival was in Atlantic City, I was able to score snake pit passes through the MetClub and it was quite the experience to be a part of.
Of course, WMMR has you covered with pairs of two-day tickets to see the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers – part of WMMR’s 12 Days of Metallica (currently underway through Friday 12/9). Listen to Pierre Robert weekdays at noon and our weekend warriors this Saturday (12/3) and Sunday (12/4) at noon for your chance to win your way into the August 4th & 6th shows at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ! There is also an extra chance for MMR VIPS to win on the CONTESTS page of WMMR.com – where you will also get bonus passes for the Pre-Show Blackened Whiskey tasting with master distiller Rob Dietrich before the Sunday concert at MetLife Stadium.
Two-day tickets for the M72 world tour are on sale now. Single day tickets go on sale January 20th, 2023.
Next week marks the 11th anniversary of Metallica’s four-night stand at the famed Fillmore in San Francisco – part of their XXX (30th) Anniversary celebration. Four nights of hits, extremely deep cuts and crazy special guest performers like Ozzy Osbourne, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, John Bush, Jerry Cantrell, Glenn Danzig, Rob Halford, Dave Mustaine, Ron McGovney to name a few. They even brought MetClub fan club members up on stage to jam with them during certain songs over the four-night jaunt. These are the cool posters they sold each night at the Fillmore part of XXX.