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Metallica Tour: James Hetfield and band to include Australia in 2017?

James Hetfield and band to include Australia in 2017?

Hard rock band Metallica led by frontman James Hetfield will ready themselves for their scheduled tour next year. The band is finalizing their schedule and reports are swirling that the band will also play in Australia.

According to concert organizer AJ Maddah, Metallica will return to Australia and fans better start saving for their tickets. Maddah was also responsible for bringing Metallica to headline Soundwave back in 2013. No dates were given for the show in Australia, but it will likely push through next year.

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The tour will come after the band recently released their latest album entitled “Hardwired… To Self Destruct.” The album has skyrocketed to number one in the Billboard 200 chart giving Metallica its sixth number one album. Record sales placed Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” and Miranda Lambert’s “The Weight of These Wings” in second and third, respectively.

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Hetfield stated that with their album, Metallica aims to keep that flame of the joy being creatively alive. Clearly, Hetfield along with Kirk Hammett mocks Guns N’ Roses reunion entitled “Not in This Lifetime.” Hammett defined the tour as a “nostalgic act, which was kind of sad.”

The reason for it is that Guns N’ Roses have no new material, to begin with, their world tour. Their crowd drawer is their reunited core of Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan. Unlike Metallica, they keep their acts fresh with new materials to offer their fans and followers.

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“I don’t want to think we’re trying to stay young by writing new stuff. But it makes us feel relevant,” Hetfield said. “It makes us feel like we’re still progressing.”

Expect an even louder Metallica and a pumped up Hetfield when they start their world tour. Aside from Hetfield and Hammett, Metallica also has drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo.

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