Metallica Announce New Album, 2023-2024 World Tour

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Metallica are back with a new single, album and tour.

The album is called 72 Seasons and it’ll be out April 14th. The first single and video from the album is “Lux Æterna.” See the official music video below. 72 Seasons is the band’s first album since 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.

The album clocks in at just over 77 minutes and will be available as one CD, two LPs and digitally. As for the title, James Hetfield says:

“72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today.”

The band will launch their M72 world tour in Amsterdam on April 27th and it will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits and doing two completely different setlists. The first North American leg starts August 3rd, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey and includes two shows at US Bank Stadium on August 16, 2024 (with Pantera & Mammoth WVH) and August 18, 2024 (with Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills).

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