Metallica have a new LP, Hardwired…To Self Destruct, scheduled for release in November, their first in eight years. With a new album on the horizon, it seems like a good time for the world’s most successful heavy metal band to hit the road to support the effort. And indeed, according to the band, there are plans for Metallica to do some “pretty extensive” touring of the United States.
As the band was recording Hardwired, they would take breaks to do brief tours and appear at festivals and so on. However, they have not had a real, substantive arena tour in the United States since 2009, following the release of Death Magnetic. For a band as popular as Metallica, that’s a long time. However, that doesn’t seem like it will be the case in 2017, though. As Lars Ulrich so eloquently puts it, “It’s time to come back and do some proper penetration of America.”
To put that another way, Ulrich also said, “We’re going to start pretty much full-on touring in January and are looking to figure out what we’re doing in North America, but there will definitely be some pretty extensive touring in America.” He also says the band is “itching” to play songs from the new album on the tour, but also added, “we’ll change the setlist every night like we always do.” While the details of the actual tour remain unknown, Metallica fans should prepare to carve out some time to see the band next year.
(Via Rolling Stone)