Iconic heavy metal band Metallica postponed a concert in Arizona scheduled for Sunday, September 3rd, after lead singer James Hetfield tested positive for COVID-19.
The concert is rescheduled to Saturday, September 9th.
“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. 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,” Metallica wrote.
NIGHT TWO IN GLENDALE IS RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 9!
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. We’re extremely disappointed and regret… pic.twitter.com/neRSNMwxp5
— Metallica (@Metallica) September 2, 2023
In 2021, Hetfield said he was “a little skeptical” of taking the experimental COVID-19 shot.
— Metal Injection (@metalinjection) May 7, 2021
Asked when fans could expect Metallica’s return to world tours, the rocker got real about not knowing the answer, which led to the talk of vaccines and his feelings on the idea of a vaccine passport.
“I have no clue,” Hetfield responded on a timetable for Metallica’s global roadshow comeback. “It’s not up to me. It really is up to the safety of everyone — not just the fans, but the crew and us. I’m not sure what that means in the future as far as vaccines.”
He continued, “I’m a little skeptical of getting the vaccine, but it seems to be rolling out and people are getting it and I’ve got lots of friends that have done it — I’m not totally sure about it. But I hope it doesn’t come to a point where you have to have that COVID stamp in your passport or something to go everywhere. But if it comes down to that, then I’ll make a decision then. We got vaccinated to go to Africa, so it’s not like I’ve never been vaccinated before. But as a kid, I never got vaccinations ’cause of our religion [Christian Science]. So that was the only time I got one — when we were going on safari in Africa.”
Concerts, sporting matches, and other events are getting ‘postponed’ at a higher pace due to COVID-19, just like 2020.
Multiple high school football games in Florida were postponed due to COVID-19 cases.
Multiple school districts around the country have ‘temporarily closed’ due to rising COVID-19 cases.
The postponed events and closed school districts will remind Americans of the lockdowns and authoritarianism that started during the COVID-19 plandemic.
This comes after Infowars’ Alex Jones said two federal agents warned him about the gradual return of COVID-19 restrictions.