Metallica cancels tour dates for band member’s rehab

By mbrooks on September 28, 2019
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 26: Guitarist Kirk Hammett (R) and singer/guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica perform during a stop of the band’s WorldWired Tour at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

Metallica is cancelling tour dates in Australia and New Zealand. The band says the change is to allow Metallica frontman James Hetfield to enter rehab.

Metallica offered an apology through its Twitter account.

The band says Hetfield has re-entered a treatment program to take care of an addiction.

Fans will receive automatic refunds, the band says.

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