It’s a big week for Metallica fans. The band has just announced a new studio album is dropping and with it a major tour announcement that is stopping in Edmonton 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 we think it’s about time for some new music. With 12 tracks totalling over 77 minutes, 72 Seasons hits all the places you can consume music 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 Edmonton on August 23 and 25. 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 Edmonton, the opening act on the first night will be Pantera & Mammoth WVH, and night 2 will be with Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills.

The only other Canadian show will be in Montreal, on August 11th and 13th.

Metallica M72 World Tour – No Repeat Weekend

When: August 23 & 25, 2024
Where: Commonwealth Stadium
Tickets: On sale now