James Hetfield Of Metallica

Metallica Postpone Glendale, AZ Show After James Hetfield Catches COVID-19


After scrapping two tracks from their planned set last night, September 01st, at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, thrash metal titans Metallica were forced to postpone their planned show at the same venue tonight, September 03rd. Yesterday’s set notably saw the band’s vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield struggling with some vocal issues, forcing them to abbreviate their planned setlist.

A post shared by the band today reveals that Hetfield has since tested for COVID-19 and as such was unable to perform tonight’s set. In light of the matter, the group have rescheduled that date to next Saturday, September 09th, at the same venue. The band’s post on the matter read as follows:


We’re very sorry to report that tomorrow’s scheduled M72 date at State Farm Stadium has been postponed to Saturday, September 9, 2023, as, unfortunately, COVID has caught up with James. We’re 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.

All tickets for September 3 will be honored at the September 9 show. For more information, including refund details, if you cannot join next weekend, please visit Keep your eyes on and our socials for additional details and updates.

PS: All M72 Weekend Takeover events scheduled for today and tomorrow (9/2 and 9/3) are still happening.”

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