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Metallica unveil ‘No Repeat Weekend’ world tour

Metallica has announced a 46-date world tour, which will see them play two dates in every city they visit but with a new setlist and different support acts on each of the nights.

The M27 outing comprises 23 ‘No Repeat Weekends’ in Europe, North America and South America between April 2023 and September 2024. Venues on the tour are yet to be announced.

The tour, produced by Live Nation and presented by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey, will premiere a new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to centre stage.

Support acts joining the jaunt include Architects, Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, Pantera, Volbeat and Greta Van Fleet.

Fans will have the option of purchasing a single-day ticket, a two-day ticket or an ‘I Disappear’ full-tour pass. For the first time, discounted tickets will be available for fans under 16 years of age.

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation, which is dedicated to “creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services”.

News of the tour comes shortly after Metallica announced they would play two unique sets on the Thursday and Saturday nights of the UK’s Download festival.

The American rock band, which is represented by K2 Agency founder John Jackson, says they haven’t played the same set twice in almost 20 years.

See the full list of dates for Metallica’s M27 world tour below.


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Live Nation invests in canned-water company Liquid Death

Live Nation has invested in Liquid Death, a drinks company packaging water in recyclable ‘tallboy’ cans, and selected the firm as its exclusive water vendor at more than 120 of its US venues and festivals.

The promoter was a participant in the company’s recent US$15 million series-C funding round, which also included celebrity investors Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly, Steve Aoki, Tony Hawk and Kelly Campbell.

“We’ve always run Liquid Death like it’s a band, so getting to partner with Live Nation is a huge milestone and honour for us,” says Mike Cessario, co-founder and CEO of Liquid Death. “Music has been a huge part of our DNA since the beginning. We can’t wait to get back to live shows, support our favourite artists and help kill plastic water bottles at concerts.”

As part of Live Nation’s Green Nation sustainability charter, launched in 2019, the company is aiming to phase out the sale of single-use plastics at all owned and operated venues and events.

“We’ve found the perfect partner in Liquid Death”

“We’re all ready to be back at live events, and as we return we want to continue taking steps to be more sustainable,” says Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment.

“We’ve found the perfect partner in Liquid Death, whose passion for music and protecting the planet will feed seamlessly into Live Nation’s future plans and events.”

According to Liquid Death, the company opted for aluminium cans because they are “infinitely recyclable”, with over 75% of the aluminium produced since 1888 still in use, unlike plastic, of which just 10% has been recycled.

Recent Live Nation research revealed 82% of its customers say they strive to maintain an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, with many looking to brands to play a bigger role in the live music industry to help protect the planet.


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