METALLICA Guitarist Promises 'Proper' U.S. Tour Is On The Way

METALLICA Guitarist Promises 'Proper' U.S. Tour Is On The Way

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA has not done a full-length U.S. tour in more than seven years, but lead guitarist Kirk Hammett promises that the band will end that dry spell in 2017. Speaking with Billboard.com, Hammett said that the band's home country will finally get the trek it deserves. "We're very excited about it because it's been a long, long time since we've done a proper American tour," he said. "I mean, we've done European tours, Asian tours, South American tours, but we have not done a proper American tour as of late. So we're very, very excited about it, and we're very excited to be able to do it bringing new material to all our fans out there."

METALLICA will be touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", the band's first all-new studio effort in eight years.

The album went to No. 1 in 58 countries, including the U.S., where it topped The Billboard 200 album chart.

Hammett also hinted at METALLICA bringing out a "special stage" for the tour, adding, "It's gonna be really cool, really fun and very METALLICA."

The band has recently played a smattering of charity club shows. Following one last small gig in Oakland on Saturday night (December 17), the group will break for the holidays before heading overseas in January for shows in Asia, Europe and South America. The North American run is likely to start sometime in the spring.

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