No Repeat Weekends: Metallica Announces 2023 – 2024 World Tour Dates In Support Of New Album ‘72 Seasons’

The M72 World Tour 2023 - 2024 features multi-night runs in each of its 22 cities.

By Scott Bernstein Nov 28, 2022 8:01 am PST

Metallica will issue a new studio album entitled 72 Seasons via Blackened Records on April 14, 2023 featuring lead single “Lux Æterna.” The legendary metal band unveiled all of their 2023 and 2024 tour dates in support of the 12-track LP.

Metallica’s M72 world tour will consist of two-night stands in cities around the world with two completely different setlists and support lineups. The band will utilize an in-the-round stage setup that moves the Metallica Snake Pit to center stage. Two-day tickets go up for grabs this Friday, December 2 with single-day tickets going on sale starting on January 20. Purchase Metallica tickets via Ticketmaster.com.

The trek begins in Europe next spring with two concerts in Amsterdam; Paris; Hamburg, Germany and Gothenburg, Denmark. Metallica spends the rest of 2023 touring North America with stops in East Rutherford, New Jersey; Montreal; Arlington, Texas; Los Angeles; Phoenix; St. Louis and Detroit.

Once again 2024 starts for the band in Europe as the group will play two-night runs in Munich, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Warsaw and Madrid. The Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers continue the 2024 run in North America with two shows each in Foxborough (Massachusetts), Chicago, Minneapolis, Edmonton and Seattle. The tour concludes with four concerts spread out over two weekends in Mexico City.

Architects, Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, Pantera, Greta Van Fleet and Volbeat will share support duties. View Metallica’s full touring itinerary below:

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72 Seasons was produced by Greg Fidelman with Metallica guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct features over 77 minutes of music.

Hetfield shared the following in regards to the album’s title:

“72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

The hard-hitting “Lux Æterna” is a furious 3:30 track accompanied by a Tim Saccenti-directed video. Metallica’s rhythm section of Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo provide a sturdy bottom end off which Hetfield belts out powerful lyrics and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett delivers a energetic solo.

Watch Metallica’s “Lux Æterna” video below:

72 Seasons Tracklist

  1. 72 Seasons
  2. Shadows Follow
  3. Screaming Suicide
  4. Sleepwalk My Life Away
  5. You Must Burn!
  6. Lux Æterna
  7. Crown of Barbed Wire
  8. Chasing Light
  9. If Darkness Had a Son
  10. Too Far Gone?
  11. Room of Mirrors
  12. Inamorata
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