It seems that the band indeed understands the amount of fans that they have in the United States and are looking to honor that by covering the great metropolitan cities from coast to coast in the U.S.A. Bands simply do not sell records anymore because of services like Pandora and Spotify. Most of the money is now made in touring. It seems many years ago the band Metallica foreshadowed the demise of the record industry by fighting hard against the illegal downloading of music. However, as services like iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and countless others have signed deals with record companies to legally stream and sell music online, bands like Metallica no long have a forum to fight against the companies that pay minimum music royalties to artists. So its basically tour or bust for most bands in the music industry.
So far the band has only released a limited amount of tour dates mostly centered in Latin America and a couple of United States music festivals. However, based on Kirk Hammett’s promise, we will list the U.S tour dates as soon as they are announced.
Up and coming U.S. tour dates
October 22, 2016 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA,
Latin America Tour Dates
October 26: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Coliseo de Puerto Rico
October 29: Quito, Ecuador, Parque Bicentenario
November 1: Bogotá, Colombia, Hipódromo De Los Andes
November 3: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Estadio Cementos Progreso
November 5: San José, Costa Rica, Estadio Nacional