Metallica just added new shows for old-school metal music fans. These shows and concerts will happen in honor of Jonny Zazula, the Megaforce Records label founder. He also helped to Metallica band on the map and passed away in 2022.
The Four Horsemen will perform a special ‘early years’ concert in November in Hollywood, Florida. In memory of his wife Marsha, who died in 2021.
The concert is scheduled for November 6 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.
The event is supposed to be an homage to Jonny and Marsha Zazula. As suggested in a flier accompanying the announcement, with the group revisiting work from 1983 to 1984. When the Zazula family helped their career. Raven, another veteran rocker, will also play to honor Jonny and Marsha’s lives and legacies.
Here is the Metallica’s statement for the upcoming special concerts and shows:
“We are [Metallica] excited to add one more night to the tour calendar this year with a special show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6, 2022. This night will be extra-special as we’ll be celebrating the life, legacy and achievements of Jonny and Marsha Zazula.
Jonny gave us our first break in New York, released our first albums on his Megaforce Records label, and put us out on the road for our first real tour. With Marsha by his side, Jonny was a mentor, a manager, a label head, and a father figure to us all…. we would not be where we are today without the two of them. Sadly, we recently lost both Jonny and Marsha, just a little more than a year apart.
We will be cooking up a special setlist for you full of songs from our days with Jonny and Marsha at Megaforce. Our main touring partner from that time, Raven, will be joining us to add to the celebration. And bring back the memories. Head out to Hard Rock Live and celebrate two heavy metal pioneers and champions with us!
The Zazula family is beyond humbled and appreciative that Metallica is playing this show in our parents’ honor. The pride our parents felt toward every member of the Metallica community, from the band members to fans, was insurmountable.
We can’t wait to witness this full-circle moment that will undoubtedly cause some raucous head-banging in Rock N Roll Heaven. Horns up…at Hit the Lights…Thank you.”
Jon Zazula died on February 1, 2021, at 69. Barely over a year after his wife, Marsha died on January 10, 2021, at 68.
Metallica has also designated a portion of the proceeds from this show to be donated in Jonny and Marsha’s names to MusiCares. This is an organization that helps the health and welfare of those in the music community. With preventive, emergency, and recovery programs for musicians and with the help of industry professionals.