Metallica Cancels Their Australia And NZ Concert Tour

Legendary heavy metal band Metallica have announced they have had to cancel their down under tour to Australia and New Zealand later this year. This is due to frontman James Hetfield needing to go to rehab again.

Mr Hetfield has had previous problems with alcohol and this is not the first time he had to go to rehab. Metallica is hoping to come back to the countries again once Hetfield gets healthy in the near future.

All ticket holders will be getting a full refund. You can see their Facebook announcement posted fully below.

A Note from Lars, Kirk, and Rob

We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.

As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.

We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We’ll let you know as soon as we can. Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.

All tickets purchased to the shows in Australia and New Zealand, including Enhanced Experiences and Black Tickets, will be fully refunded. More details on how to obtain your refund are below

I was going to the concert so I'm gutted that this is happening. Hopefully they are able to tour in 2020 instead. 

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