"We have waited far too long…" Metallica announce 2022 European festival shows

Metallica have announced a seven-date European festival run – and they say that they'll "be back soon to keep adding to this list". YES!

"We have waited far too long…" Metallica announce 2022 European festival shows
Emily Carter
Anton Corbijn

Exciting news, people! Metallica have announced their first live shows of 2022: a seven-date (so far) festival run in Europe.

The band's The Return Of The European Summer Vacation tour (what an excellent name!) will see them hit Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and Portugal in June and July, with potentially plenty of gaps in between dates for more gigs to be added…

"We have waited far too long to say these words," Metallica say, "we’re getting back out there and are finally announcing our return to Europe in 2022! Needless to say, we cannot wait to see all of you once again as our European ’Tallica Family will finally have a chance to reunite in June and July of next year.

"We can’t wait to once again take the stage as part of the time-honored tradition of summer music festivals and we’re excited to see some of our friends, both new and old, at Copenhell, Pinkpop, Firenze Rocks, Prague Rocks, Rock Werchter, Mad Cool, and NOS Alive.

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"Dates are listed below, and Fifth Members should be sure to check all the details in the Club News Story to find out when special pre-sales will be held. A few of the festivals are already on sale and we’re happy to join their party… info about when and where you can grab tickets is listed next to each show.

"Stay tuned – we’ll be back soon to keep adding to this list. We hope you, your family, and your friends are safe and in good health, and ready to go next level, next summer!"

Catch Metallica live at the following:

June 2022

15 Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark
17 Pinkpop – Landgraaf, Netherlands
19 Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy
22 Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic

July 2022

1 Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
6 Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain
8 NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal

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