Today is one massive Metallica Monday! The legends are back with new music as they’ve unleashed a new video for their song, “Lux Æterna.” The track is taken from their first album since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self Destruct, with 72 Seasons, out April 14th, 2023, via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Not only has the group unveiled new music, but they’ve also announced 2023 and 2024 world tour dates. The dates consist of two unique sets per city with different openers each night, including Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, and MamothWVH, and some will see Pantera, Architects, Greta Van Fleet, or Volbeat. There’s a lot of detail behind the ticket sales, which involves tentative ticket limits and other options, which you can check out here. Tickets go on sale this Friday (2nd), with pre-sales starting early on Wednesday, November 30th. Single-day tickets will be available beginning on January 20th, 2023.
Metallica issued the following details:
“We told you about our new album 72 Seasons, so what’s next now that we’ve escaped the studio? Hit the road, of course! You want a tour, we’ve got a tour… how about two full years worth of shows?!?!
Over the past few years, we have been so inspired by the dedication and family/community vibe of the fans who traveled to San Francisco for our recent weekend celebrations, first in 2019 with the two S&M2 shows, followed by last year’s 40th Anniversary shows. On top of that, we had a blast being a part of the 2021 Wimmer Festivals when we played two nights in one city, each with a totally different setlist. With all of that in mind, the M72 tour was born!
Starting in April of 2023, we’ll be visiting 22 different cities around the world and playing two nights in each city, with each “No Repeat Weekend” show a completely unique experience: Two totally different set lists with two different bands opening the show each night! Purchase a two-day ticket, and you won’t see the same song twice for a total of over 30 songs spanning our 40+ years of being lucky enough to make music. Most of the shows (sorry, not all – we tried!) will be on Fridays and Sundays, so we’ll be sure to have lots of extracurricular events for you to hang with fellow Metallica fans at before the shows kick-off and on the Saturday night in between.
Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only), and brought to you by our friends at Live Nation, the M72 tour also launches a completely different look for us in stadiums – we’ll be in the round in the middle of the field. On top of that, the Snake Pit has been relocated to the center of the stage so that fans there will have a complete 360 view of the show. Each weekend offers a variety of Enhanced Experiences, ranging from access to a meet and greet, production and stage tour, food and beverage in the “Black Box” lounge to early entry into the venue and the aforementioned Snake Pit. The very popular “Black Laminate” is back, now known as the “I Disappear Ticket,” and is the ultimate pass for the fan who wants to run away with us for multiple weekends. Grab one of these and attend every show on your continent or in the world! For more information about Enhanced Experiences and I Disappear Tickets, visit wearesuper.co/metallica.
In keeping with the theme of two completely unique shows each weekend, we’re excited to share the stage with different bands each night, including some we have traveled with before and new friends who are joining us for the first time. Signing up for the entire adventure with us are Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, and MammothWVH, and some of you will see Pantera, Architects, Greta Van Fleet, or Volbeat, depending on the shows you attend. All the details are in the listing of dates below and on the individual show pages.
Two-day discounted tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2, for all shows. Fan Club presales start early on Wednesday, November 30, with various other presales beginning later that day and throughout the week. To request your Fan Club presale code, visit metallica.com/presale-code. If you cannot join us for the entire weekend, single-day tickets will be available starting January 20, 2023.
A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH’s efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.
We cannot wait to embark on this new adventure, play some new music, and spend our weekends in ’23 and ’24 with YOU!”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:
01) 72 Seasons
02) Shadows Follow
03) Screaming Suicide
04) Sleepwalk My Life Away
05) You Must Burn!
06) Lux Æterna
07) Crown Of Barbed Wire
08) Chasing Light
09) If Darkness Had A Son
10) Too Far Gone?
11) Room Of Mirrors
World Tour Dates 2023 & 2024:
Thursday, April 27 2023 Amsterdam NL @ Johan Cruijff Arena
Saturday, April 29 2023 Amsterdam NL @ Johan Cruijff Arena
Wednesday, May 17 2023 Paris FR @ Stade de France*
Friday, May 19 2023 Paris FR @ Stade de France
Friday, May 26 2023 Hamburg DE @ Volksparkstadion
Sunday, May 28 2023 Hamburg DE @ Volksparkstadion
Friday, June 16 2023 Gothenburg SE @ Ullevi Stadium**
Sunday, June 18 2023 Gothenburg SE @ Ullevi Stadium
Friday, August 04 2023 East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Sunday, August 06 2023 East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Friday, August 11 2023 Montreal, QC @ Stade Olympique
Sunday, August 13 2023 Montreal, QC @ Stade Olympique
Friday, August 18 2023 Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Sunday, August 20 2023 Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Friday, August 25 2023 Inglewood, CA @ SoFi Stadium
Sunday, August 27 2023 Inglewood, CA @ SoFi Stadium
Friday, September 01 2023 Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
Sunday, September 03, 2023 Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
Friday, November 03, 2023 St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center
Sunday, November 05, 2023 St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center
Friday, November 10, 2023 Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Friday, May 24 2024 Munich DE @ Olympiastadion
Sunday, May 26 2024 Munich DE @ Olympiastadion
Friday, June 07 2024 Helsinki FI @ Olympic Stadium
Sunday, June 09 2024 Helsinki FI @ Olympic Stadium
Friday, June 14 2024 Copenhagen DK @ Parken Stadium
Sunday, June 16 2024 Copenhagen DK @ Parken Stadium
Friday, July 05 2024 Warsaw PL @ PGE Narodowy
Sunday, July 07 2024 Warsaw PL @ PGE Narodowy
Friday, July 12 2024 Madrid ES @ Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
Sunday, July 14 2024 Madrid ES @ Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
Friday, August 02 2024 Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Sunday, August 04 2024 Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Friday, August 09 2024 Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Sunday, August 11 2024 Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Friday, August 16 2024 Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium
Sunday, August 18 2024 Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium
Friday, August 23 2024 Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
Sunday, August 25 2024 Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
Friday, August 30 2024 Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field
Sunday, September 01 2024 Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field
Friday, September 20 2024 Mexico City MX @ Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 22 2024 Mexico City MX @ Foro Sol
Friday, September 27 2024 Mexico City MX @ Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 29 2024 Mexico City MX @ Foro Sol
Show 1 Support Europe: Architects & Mammoth WVH**
Show 2 Support Europe: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
* Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills play Show 1 in Paris, Architects & Mammoth WVH play Show 2 in Paris
** Volbeat replaces Architects on Show 1 in Gothenburg
Show 1 Support North America: Pantera & Mammoth WVH***
Show 2 Support North America: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
*** Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on show 1 both weekends in Mexico City