Metallica postponed Sunday’s concert in Arizona after announcing singer James Hetfield had tested positive for COVID-19.
ByThe Associated Press
September 3, 2023, 1:13 p.m.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Metallica postponed Sunday’s concert in Arizona after the band said singer James Hetfield tested positive for COVID-19.
The band have postponed the second night of their tour at State Farm Stadium in Glendale to September 9.
“We are 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 is currently on their M72 tour in the United States, playing two shows in each city.
The Arizona Republic reported that Metallica played 16 songs every opening night since this tour took place in the United States, following “Seek & Destroy” with a closing “Master of Puppets”.
The newspaper said fans at Friday night’s show in Glendale were given a 14-song set without “Master of Puppets” and then announced Hetfield’s disease on Saturday.