Sunday, September 3, 2023

Metallica postpone second Phoenix show after James Hetfield gets Covid

Metallica has postponed a September 3 concert in Phoenix, AZ after frontman James Hetfield tested positive for COVID.

“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,” shared the band on social media. “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.”

The Sunday event was scheduled to follow a September 1 performance at the venue as part of the band’s "No Repeat Weekend" series on the M72 world tour in support of “72 Seasons”, which sees Metallica deliver two completely different setlists with in the same city on each stop of the trek.

Following the second Phoenix show, the group will next be seen closing out the Power Trip festival in Indio, CA in October; the weekend event also includes headline sets by Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC.

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