Metallica performing weeklong ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ residency

Band takes over the show in celebration of new album & tour

For the first time in the show’s history, one musical guest will take over Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the whole week, with a performance from Metallica on every new episode. “Metallica Week” kicks off Monday, April 10th and wraps Thursday, April 13th.

In addition to their musical performances, the iconic band will be interviewed by Kimmel on Monday’s show and will be featured in a comedy segment later in the week.

The band is supporting its new album, 72 Seasons, which is out Friday, April 14th via its own Blackened Recordings. Last week, the band released the title track which sets the tone for the expansive and unrelenting 12-song, 77-minute album. The Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett-penned epic is nothing short of an embodiment of the concept behind the new record’s title, as previously detailed in James Hetfield’s own words: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

The band has teamed with Trafalgar Releasing to premiere the album on Thursday, April 13th with Metallica: 72 Seasons – Global Premiere, offering fans an unforgettable night as they see and hear the complete album on the big screen. Tickets are on sale now for the worldwide listening party which will play exclusively for cinema audiences worldwide, with each one of the new songs featuring its own music video and exclusive commentary from the band. Fans can also experience Metallica like never before in Dolby Atmos, an audio experience that will immerse listeners inside each song to reveal details with unparalleled clarity and depth.

This summer, the band will embark on the M72 World Tour. Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey in North America only, and promoted by Live Nation, M72 will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits, with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and more.

Buddy Iahn
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