Metallica is ending 2022 with a bang! The band has just announced a new studio album, and with it, a major world tour that’s stopping in Seattle next year.

So first, let’s get into the album.

“Yes, you read that correctly… we have completed recording at HQ, and our 12th studio album is coming your way,” state the band on their website. “It’s been six years since Hardwired…To Self Destruct, so it’s about time for some new music. With 12 tracks totaling over 77 minutes, 72 Seasons hits all music platforms on Friday, April 14, 2023.”

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Metallica continued by saying “but wait, there’s more!”.

“We’re super excited also to announce the M72 Tour today. Forty-six unique shows in 22 cities around the world.”

The tour starts in April of 2023, and the band is coming to Seattle on August 30th and September 1st. The “No Repeat Weekend” show a completely unique experience, according to the band. You will be experiencing “two totally different set lists with two different bands opening the show each night! Purchase a two-day ticket, and you won’t see the same song twice for a total of over 30 songs spanning our 40+ years of being lucky enough to make music.”

For Seattle, the opening act on the first night will be Pantera & Mammoth WVH, and on night 2 will be Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills.

The only other West Coast shows take place in Los Angeles on August 25th & 27th.

As for tickets “two-day discounted tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2, for all shows. Fan Club presales start early on Wednesday, November 30, with various other presales beginning later that day and throughout the week.” You can request your Fan Club presale code here.

Metallica M72 World Tour – No Repeat Weekend

When: August 30th & September 1st 2023
Where: 800 Occidental Avenue South
Tickets: Presale tickets go on sale on Wednesday, November 30, and GA tickets are on sale Friday, Dec 2 at 10 AM MST