Metallica is geared up and ready to kick off their 2023 tour dates tonight (April 27th) at Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff Arena. The band has European dates on the books through June and will launch their North American run in August.
While appearing on the Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend podcast, Lars Ulrich spoke candidly about getting in shape for the road at age 59: ["It doesn't get any easier whatsoever. It takes twice the effort, or more, just to reach the same level. Just to plateau, so it's not. . . Y'know, I'm on the Peloton an hour-and-a-half a day, and I'm working out and I'm watching what I'm eating and I'm being healthy and all that to get better — it's just to stay the same at this age. Y'know, I take it seriously, and the main thing is that when we get up on that stage we wanna be there for the other guys in the band and obviously for the audience and be the best we can be."] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . best we can be)