Metallica’s Sunday show postponed due to COVID-19 case
Sep 2, 2023, 5:55 PM | Updated: Sep 5, 2023, 11:08 am
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PHOENIX — Metallica postponed its Sunday show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale due to COVID-19.
Lead singer James Hetfield tested positive for the respiratory disease, the thrash metal legends announced announced Saturday.
The show was rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9. All tickets for the postponed show will be honored, the band said.
Ticket holders who can’t make the rescheduled date can request refunds at email@example.com by 9 p.m. Thursday.
⚠️ PHOENIX NIGHT TWO UPDATE ⚠️
We're excited to announce that our friends in Suicidal Tendencies will be making the trip out to Arizona to fill in for Ice Nine Kills, starting the show alongside Five Finger Death Punch.
Tickets from the original show will be honored. If you… pic.twitter.com/MqOvSLFUgL
— Metallica (@Metallica) September 5, 2023
Metallica’s ongoing M72 World Tour features two dates at most stops, with different setlists and opening lineups each night.
Ice Nine Kills, one of the scheduled opening acts for the postponed show, can’t make the new date and will be replaced on the bill by Suicidal Tendencies. Five Finger Death Punch remains on board.
Metallica played a 14-song set at State Farm Stadium on Friday.