Lars Ulrich also known as Metallica‘s drummer talked in the new interview about the ongoing Metallica tour. He recently joined the “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” and discussed Metallica’s plans for the upcoming months and ongoing tours and shows.
For Metallica 2022 tour, the band performed its first show on February 25, in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The concert organization said to have been attended by 60,000 fans was accompanied by Greta Van Fleet and Ice Nine Kills. After Las Vegas show took place about two months following the two 40th anniversary shows at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California which featured different sets. The shows were part of the band’s “San Francisco Takeover”, the city’s four-day event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band. The celebration included an event for film, an exhibition of photos, and a curated line-up of smaller venues that featured other artists.
In addition to that, Metallica going on a European tour in 2022. This is “The Return Of The European Summer Vacation” tour, which will be a metal band that will include seven shows throughout the continent of Europe between June and July 2022. The first concert will be held at the Copenhell music festival on June 15th, 2022 in Denmark and will run until NOS Alive in Lisbon on July 8th, 2022.
Lars Ulrich talked on SiriusXM’s new episode of “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” program:
“We just got back from three weeks in South America. I’m still decompressing. But oh my God, to be back out there playing and actually touring — most of what we did in the fall were one-offs and scattered festivals — but to be back out there three weeks, an incredible run down in Chile and Argentina, and four shows in Brazil, and getting a chance to play, interacting with the fans and all that was just incredible. Next weekend we’ve got the BottleRock festival up here in Northern California and then straight across the country to Boston Calling on Sunday and then the week after that we head to Europe and do almost a month’s worth of festivals and shenanigans.
The best time to tour in Europe is definitely June and July — everybody’s out and it’s light and it’s warm and people are out and about and just going to festivals and celebrating music and summer and the whole thing. Obviously, just to get out of the house and get amongst it again is a huge thing. So we’re very excited about the summer. Like I said, the three weeks down in South America were incredible. We’re getting deeper and deeper into… I think we played over 30 songs across the shows down in South America. So we’ll keep getting deeper into the records and finding nuttier songs to play into the catalog and so on. So it’s fun. I’m happy to be out there.”
He also explains the difference between “Orion” and “The Call Of Ktulu” albums:
“But again, ‘Ktulu’ was our first foray into, you know… Iron Maiden used to do instrumentals on their records. And even going back to Deep Purple, you know, and Mule and obviously classics like ‘YYZ’ from Rush and Led Zeppelin doing ‘Moby Dick’ and whatever. It was always intriguing, and maybe ‘Ktulu’s roots are a little more in a sort of in the classical music component. But obviously ‘Orion’ has Cliff Burton stamp all over it. Which puts it in a very unique place.”