Sony Music Japan has confirmed on its official web site that METALLICA's Japanese tour, which was scheduled to take place in early November, has been cancelled due to "bandmembers' exhaustion." As previously reported, the South American trek, which was to immediately precede the Japanese dates, has also been called off.
According to the band's Argentine promoter, CIE Presenta, an official announcement will be made today (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 the following links:
La Nacion Line
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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