Metallica Postpones Sunday Concert In Arizona Because Of Guitarist’s Covid-19

Metallica has postponed tonight’s scheduled concert in Arizona after lead singer James Hetfield tested positive for COVID-19.

The band has rescheduled its planned second night at Glendale’s State Farm Stadium for Sept. 9.

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“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,” the band said in a statement, noting that “Covid has caught up with James Hetfield.”

Metallica typically does two nights in each city on its M72 tour.

The Arizona Republic reported that Metallica has been playing 16 songs every night on the current U.S. tour, following Seek & Destroy with a set-closing Master of Puppets.

The media outlet said fans at Friday night’s show in Glendale got a 14-song set without Master of Puppets. They then announced Hetfield’s illness on Saturday.

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