“I know it’s been on [frontman James] Hetfield‘s laundry list for some time to experiment with a drum piece,” Ulrich told Newsday. “He’s always been a bit of a closet drummer, so he suggested that we all somehow stitch together a drum interlude.”
METALLICA played 12 shows in Europe since early February and has another 12 dates booked between now and mid-May.
METALLICA recently announced the details of the 2018-2019 North American leg of of its “WorldWired” tour in support of the band’s latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”.
The 34-date trek kicks off September 2 in Madison, Wisconsin and runs through March 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each ticket purchase will be accompanied by a physical or digital copy of “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”.
METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” trek was the fifth-highest grossing tour of 2017, with 1.5 million tickets sold and $153 million earned. The band was also the top-selling rock act of the year and had the third best-selling rock album.