New album, new single, new Metallica tour. The many fans of the legendary metal band will be delighted to know that the American quartet will release their 11thme album, titled 72 stationsalbum backed by a world tour that will stop in Montreal on August 11 and 13, 2023.
It will be one of the 22 cities that the group will visit for this tour that will begin on April 27, 2023 in Amsterdam and end on September 29, 2024 in Mexico City. The band will play two shows in each city on a circular stage, each night with a completely separate program and each time supported by different supporting acts. Montreal will thus be the fifth metropolis visited by James Hetfield and his gang; Pantera and Mammoth WVH will rock the Olympic Stadium crowd on August 11, while the job will be taken over by Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills on August 13. Edmonton will be the only other Canadian city visited by Metallica from August 23-25, 2024.
“Metallica decided to make the cities they found the most important,” Nick Fakras, evenko’s vice president of programming, teaches us. In North America, the band will visit only seven stadiums in 2023. People have been complaining a lot recently about the fact that several bands are avoiding Montreal in favor of Toronto, which we are very happy about. »
Metallica’s last show at the Olympic Stadium dates back to that famous evening on August 8, 1992, when James Hetfield was the victim of a pyrotechnic accident that cut short the band’s performance after just 12 songs. Guns N’ Roses went on to play just nine songs before suddenly leaving the stage, sparking a riot that became infamous. As for the last great show presented at the Olympic Park stadium, we must go back to the summer of 2016 on the occasion of the Marie-Mai concert highlighting the 40th anniversary of the Montreal Olympic Games. One Direction and AC/DC had taken the stadium’s big stage late the previous summer.
Since the M72 tour will mainly take place in large stadiums, substantial investments will be made in the Olympic Stadium to ensure more than just an acoustic disaster. “Even before we knew Metallica wanted to come here, we had already taken steps to improve the sound in the Stadium,” admits Nick Fakras. Now the Metallica people are involved and working with our teams. We’re lucky to have Metallica, we have to find a solution, and the band also wants to make sure they put on the best show possible. »
Therefore, experts in acoustics will be recruited, while evenko’s experience in the use of delay towers in Parc Jean-Drapeau will be harnessed. “We will determine what the best solutions are, says Mr. Fakras. We are pretty sure that we will be able to offer something really better than in 2015.”
Tickets on sale this week
Fans who want to get tickets for both evenings will be able to do so this Friday, with the option to reserve the album. 72 stations on vinyl or CD. A pre-sale reserved for fan club members will also be offered on Wednesday. For those who want to privilege one or the other of the two shows, they will have to wait until January 20.
Until then and until the release of the new album on April 14, the group published a first extract on Monday, Aeternal Luxkick-starting a 12-song collection that will translate into 77 minutes of new music, six years later Wired… to self-destruct. The album is produced by vocalist and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield, fellow drummer Lars Ulrich, and Greg Fidelman, who first worked with the band on magnetic deathin 2008.
On the group’s website, James Hetfield explained the meaning of the new album’s title: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our life, which form our true or false personality. The concept that our parents told us “who we are”. A possible categorization around the type of personality we have. I think the most interesting part of all of this is the continued study of these fundamental beliefs and how they affect our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is a re-enactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Childhood prisoners or breaking these chains we carry. »
The band began working on new material in the spring of 2019, as noted by bassist Robert Trujillo on the Australian magazine podcast. Music. “I’m excited for the next album because I think it will be the culmination of both albums. [précédents] and the beginning of another journey. There is no shortage of original ideas, that’s the beauty of being in this group. In June of the following year, in the midst of a pandemic, Trujillo told the magazine The vinyl guide that the band was “excited to cultivate new ideas” for the next album. “We communicate every week, which is really cool. […] We focus on working in our respective studios exploring ideas and building new ones. He also mentioned that the group considered entering the study quickly.
In November 2020, Lars Ulrich, in turn, added to the Rolling Stone that the band had already embarked on three to four weeks of serious songwriting, adding the following month that the new album would be the band’s best yet, stating that it was “the heaviest and coolest thing”. “But kidding aside, why keep going if not because we think the best album is still ahead? »
These are the titles of the songs that we will find in 72 stationswhose pre-sale begins this Wednesday
- 72 stations
- the shadows follow
- sleepwalk my life away
- You must burn!
- Aeternal Lux
- barbed wire wreath
- chasing the light
- If darkness had a son
- hall of mirrors
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