Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: You Want to Make Shows into Events

2017-03-11

Story by Cat Badra

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is promising an ‘awesome’ production for the band’s upcoming North American tour

The metal men of Metallica recently announced that they’ll hit the road this summer, touring stadiums across North America on their first, full-fledged U.S. tour in eight years. The guys are out to promote their latest album, 2016’s “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct,” and according to drummer Lars Ulrich, the upcoming shows will be “awesome.”

“I’m just excited about the fact that that’s still possible to go out and play stadiums 36 years into a career…” Ulrich said in an interview with Rolling Stone. He added that when it comes to the tour’s production, Metallica have “a couple of things up our sleeves.” He explained, “You want to make the shows into events. We’ve got a few things, obviously, that are tied into the record and a few different bits and tugs that’s gonna make it fun.”

Metallica announced their upcoming North American stadium tour the morning after their highly-publicized Grammy performance with Lady Gaga. As it turns out, James Hetfield’s mic wasn’t working properly during the performance, which caused metalheads everywhere to call out the Grammys, but hopefully that won’t be the case on this upcoming tour. The trek will set off May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland, and wrap up in mid-August. Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira will open for select dates on the tour.

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