Enlarge Metallica performs at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California on August 25, 2023. Photo by Jeff Yeager

Metallica Postpone Show Because James Hetfield Has COVID


Metallica just had to postpone their September 3 show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ because James Hetfield just got COVID.

This came right out after the Metallica tour run was in the news for a dog sneaking into a show. Now, they will be rescheduling the date for September 9. The band say in a statement:

“We’re very sorry to report that tomorrow’s scheduled M72 date at State Farm Stadium has been postponed to Saturday, September 9, 2023, as unfortunately COVID has caught up with James. We’re extremely disappointed and regret any inconvenience this has caused for you; we look forward to returning to complete the M72 No Repeat Weekend in Glendale next Saturday.

“All tickets for September 3 will be honored at the September 9 show. For more information, including refund details if you cannot join next weekend, please visit SeatGeek.com. Keep your eyes on Metallica.com and our socials for additional details and updates.

“PS: All M72 Weekend Takeover events scheduled for today and tomorrow (9/2 and 9/3) are still happening.”

The band also played. shorter set on September 1 at State Farm Stadium because of Hetfield’s vocal issues. They cut “The Day That Never Comes” and “Master Of Puppets” from the set, which folks were wondering about before learning this news.

Hopefully this is just a minor setback and Metallica can pick things back up on September 9 with no further interruptions.

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