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Metallica shares message of postponed tour to fans from the bunker

Metallica has postponed its global tour due to the coronavirus. (Ross Halfin)
Metallica has postponed its global tour due to the coronavirus. (Ross Halfin)

Metallica has been the cockroach of rock since nothing seems to stop the legendary metal band. Metallica has survived the death of iconic bassist Cliff Burton, a horrific pyro accident and an emergency appendectomy and a number of other health issues.

There is finally a roadblock that has halted Metallica. The thrash-metal innovators have reared their heads from their fortified bunker. “As many of you know, in our nearly 40 years touring, we’ve had a few mishaps along the way. …

“None of it has ever stopped us, but this is obviously a very different time, and leaving the house now literally means taking life in your hands. Unfortunately, in these surreal times, that means we have to stay away from each other for the foreseeable future before we can start thinking about ’Tallica family reunions around the world.”

Metallica is rescheduling South American tours from April to December and canceling U.S. tour dates with nothing close to Spokane. Who knows what the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ schedule will be like when autumn arrives? Like all of its peers, Metallica is waiting for the greenlight to hit the road.

It’s not surprising that Metallica is reconnecting with its fans since the group has always had a very active and open relationship with its aficionados.

“We’ll sign off for now by sending you our love during these trying times. Here’s to looking back on this period soon with renewed appreciation for all the amazing times together with our extended Metallica family around the world.

“For now, go hang with your significant others, kids, pets, parents … whomever you have in your space. Create your playlists, watch some movies, try some old-fashioned board games and, most importantly, stay safe. We’ll keep in touch!”

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