Metallica have canceled their main performance on Wednesday (June 29) Frauenfeld Rocks festival in Switzerland after one in the heavy metal band’s camp was tested positive for COVID-19. Metallica will not make up the show in the near future.
However, early Wednesday, Metallica revealed in a statement “It is with a very heavy heart that we announce that we will not be performing at Frauenfeld Rocks in Switzerland today, as a member of the Metallica family has unfortunately tested positive for COVID. We are very sad to disappoint them with you planning to attend this show. “
The group continued: “It was our intention to reschedule a show in Switzerland as soon as possible, but in discussions from one day to the next with local promoters, it unfortunately became clear that schedules and venues are not in line for the rest of the this year or next. “
Metallica added: “If you have a ticket and still want to participate in Out in the Green, you will receive a refund of 50 Swiss francs. If you decide not to participate in the festival completely, you will be refunded the ticket price of the respective ticket agencies, you can request a refund of your ticket at Ticketmaster.ch. “
Fraunfeld Rocks organizer Wolfgang Sahli and Live Nation CEO Andre Lieberberg commented jointly: “The show must continue.”
COVID has killed over one million Americans since March 2020 and over six million worldwide, according to New York Times. Many great music artists returned to perform in public again in 2021 after the pandemic essentially closed all touring.
Metallica, together over 40 years, is currently touring the world. See their remaining dates for 2022 under the announcement. More new documentaries about the band rolls out now. Last year, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said it was “too early“to talk about a new Metallica album, even though the band apparently had worked on one.
Metallica Fest Update – June 29, 2022
Metallica summer 2022 tour dates
July 1 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 3 – Bilbao, Spain @ Rock Day
July 6 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool
July 8 – Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive
July 28-31 – Chicago, Ill. @Lollapalooza
aug. 11 – Buffalo, NY @ Highmark Stadium
aug. 14 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PNC Park