METALLICA Cancel South American & Japanese Dates, Cite 'Physical And Mental Exhaustion'

METALLICA have cancelled their previously announced South American tour due to "physical and mental exhaustion," it was announced today. The group's Japanese trek, which was to follow immediately the South American dates, is also believed to be affected by the cancellation.

According to the band's Argentine promoter, CIE Presenta, an official announcement will be made on Monday (October 20) as to whether the South American dates will be rescheduled of if they will be postponed indefinitely.

More information on the cancellation (in Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese) is available from Terra, Frontera, Clarin, La Nacion Line, El Pais,, Rio Negro, RPP, El Mercurio, Smash-JPN, and Sony Music (Japan).

The affected dates are as follows:

Oct. 25 - Buenos Aires, ARG @ River Plate Stadium
Oct. 28 - Santiago, CHI @ Pista Atletica
Oct. 30 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA @ ATL Hall
Nov. 01 - Sao Paulo BRA @ Pacaembu Stadium
Nov. 06 – Tokyo, JAP @ Yoyogi Taiikukan
Nov. 07 – Tokyo, JAP @ Yoyogi Taiikukan
Nov. 09 – Sapporo, JAP @ Ice Arena
Nov. 11 – Tokyo, JAP @ Saitama Arena
Nov. 13 – Osaka, JAP @ Osaka Castle Hall
Nov. 14 – Nagoya, JAP @ Rainbow Hall


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