To coincide with METALLICA‘s two concerts at Stade Olympique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada last weekend, a pop-up shop opened on August 10 at One Place Ville-Marie and remained open until Sunday, August 13. Fans visiting the pop-up shop were not only able to buy the basic tour line, but also a range of pop-up exclusives, including vinyl, apparel, accessories, skate decks, YETI x Metallica drinkware, and more.
In the video below, the JAPANNICA : METAL JUSTICE TOKYO #446 YouTube channel visits the Montreal METALLICA pop-up.
The Montreal shows are part of the North American leg of METALLICA‘s “M72” tour, named after the group’s new album, “72 Seasons”.
“M72” sees METALLICA playing two-night stands in cities around the world this year and through 2024, with “takeover” events taking place during weekends in the New York City area, Montreal, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis and Detroit. Those events include film fests, pop-up stores, Ross Halfin book signings, tribute bands, special performances by friends and family, and more.
METALLICA‘s “M72” world tour launched in late April in Amsterdam. Each “No Repeat Weekend” features two completely different setlists and support lineups. The “M72” tour boasts a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed METALLICA Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the “I Disappear” full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age.
METALLICA‘s two-night stand at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas later this month will be livestreamed to movie theaters across the globe.
It will mark METALLICA‘s first appearance in Texas since November 2021, when the band played before, during and after a Triad Combat event at Globe Life Field.
METALLICA last played AT&T Stadium in June 2017.
Hailed as “some of the deepest, hardest-hitting music of their career” (Rolling Stone),METALLICA‘s “72 Seasons” was released April 14 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track “72 Seasons” is METALLICA‘s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”.
Formed in 1981 by Hetfield and Ulrich, METALLICA has become one of the most influential and successful rock bands in history, selling nearly 120 million albums worldwide and generating more than 15 billion streams while playing to millions of fans on all seven continents. METALLICA‘s catalog of multi-platinum studio albums includes “Kill ‘Em All”, “Ride The Lightning”, “Master Of Puppets”, “… And Justice For All”, “Metallica” (commonly referred to as The Black Album),“Load”, “Reload”, “St. Anger”, “Death Magnetic”, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” and “72 Seasons”. METALLICA‘s awards and accolades include nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, multiple MTV Video Music Awards, a 2009 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. In 2017, METALLICA established the All Within My Hands foundation to give back to communities that have supported the band.
Metallica weekend in Montreal, night one & some of the pop up shop merch