News Segment


April 19, 2004

Metallica kicks off the second leg of their North American tour Tuesday (April 20) in Long Island, New York, after taking a three-week break. Drummer Lars Ulrich told LAUNCH that the band likes to shake things up musically every night just to keep the show fresh: “You know, basically when we started the St. Anger touring cycle, we started just changing the set every night. Up through the ’90s, we got a little stuck, and it got a little rigid, and we started to go out and play the same set list for six months every night. So we’re really trying to just play different stuff every night, and it’s awesome when you do doubles, like we will in New York, and you get a chance to really just play different shows. It’s pretty cool.”

Metallica will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at the 21st annual Pop Music Awards, on May 18 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Metallica has also landed three nominations at this year’s California Music Awards, including Outstanding Hard Rock Album for St. Anger, Best Guitarist for Kirk Hammett, and Best Drummer for Lars Ulrich. The awards ceremony will be held on June 6 at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, California, from noon to 6 p.m.

Upcoming Metallica dates include:

April 20 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
April 21 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
April 23 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Coliseum
April 24 – Roanoke, VA – Roanoke Civic Center
April 26 – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Scope Arena
April 28 – Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall
April 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
May 1 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
May 2 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
May 6 – Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome

Courtesy of Launch