Metallica have pulled out of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals, as James Hetfield continues to work on his recovery after his recent stint in rehab. James Hetfield released a statement detailing the news, saying in part, “As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges.”  You can read Hetfield’s full statement at the link here: statement 

Festival creator Danny Wimmer announced: “I am thrilled that Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool, dear friends of both DWP and Metallica, are stepping up on short notice to join Slipknot, keeping Sonic Temple on track to be the greatest rock festival in America.” 

Starting today, ticket holders for Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life will have the option to either exchange their passes for a different festival so they can still see Metallica, or can receive a full refund. An email will be sent out regarding details on how to proceed.

Metallica Cancel Two Festival Appearances as James Hetfield Continues Therapy


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