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Metallica Announce ‘Return Of The European Summer Vacation’ Tour For 2022

The first date takes place at Copenhagen’s Copenhell festival on June 15 and runs through to NOS Alive in Lisbon on July 8.

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Metallica have announced a 2022 European tour. ‘The Return Of The European Summer Vacation’ tour which will see the metal giants playing seven dates in mainland Europe in June and July 2022.

The first date takes place at Copenhagen’s Copenhell festival on June 15, 2022, and runs through to NOS Alive in Lisbon on July 8. It was also announced this morning that the band would be headlining Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival, alongside The Killers, Imagine Dragons and more.

2022’s Mad Cool’s new line-up sees a total of 104 artists across all genres, including a selection of returning names from previous editions. Other acts added to the line-up today (June 16) include St. Vincent, Sigrid, Carly Rae Jepsen, Wolf Alice, Tove Lo, Alt-J, Foals and Zara Larsson.

In a statement, the band say: “We have waited far too long to say these words – we’re getting back out there and are finally announcing our return to Europe in 2022! Needless to say, we cannot wait to see all of you once again as our European ’Tallica Family will finally have a chance to reunite in June and July of next year.

“We can’t wait to once again take the stage as part of the time-honored tradition of summer music festivals and we’re excited to see some of our friends, both new and old, at Copenhell, Pinkpop, Firenze Rocks, Prague Rocks, Rock Werchter, Mad Cool, and NOS Alive.”

Metallica have already announced several US tour dates for 2021, including appearances at the Louder Than Life, Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville festivals.

‘Metallica: The Return Of The Summer Vacation 2022’ European tour includes the following shows:

June 15: Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 17: Firenze Rocks, Florence, Italy
June 19: Prague Rocks, Prague, Czech Republic
June 22: Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
July 1: Mad Cool, Madrid, Spain
July 6: NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal.

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  1. James O Brien

    August 25, 2021 at 9:46 am

    This lists all the wrong dates for Firenze, Prague etc.

    Check the dates… Firenze is June 19th, Prague 22nd etc

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