Metallica have announced that the second night of their M72 world tour stop in Glendale has been pushed back just under a week, as frontman James Hetfield has tested positive for COVID.
Posting a photo of James’ hand next to a positive test, the band took to social media to say that “unfortunately, COVID has caught up with James. We’re extremely disappointed and regret any inconvenience this has caused you.”
The show was originally due to take place at the State Farm Stadium on Sunday, September 3, but will now be happening on Saturday, September 9 – with all tickets of course remaining valid.
Read Metallica’s full statement below:
“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 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.”
Get well soon, Papa Het!