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Metallica share new song “Lux Æterna;” announce new album & World tour!

Posted by on November 28, 2022

 

 

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:

 

Track List:

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
12) Inamorata

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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