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Metallica Postpone Dates Due to James Hetfield's Ill Health
"It's not fair on you guys, man. You paid a lot of good money to come and see your favourite band, and we don't sound good. I'm gonna leave it up to you man. Would you rather hear us sound better another time? I want to stop, what do you say?"
To Hetfield's and the rest of the band's credit, they stoically carried on for a number of songs before the show was sadly brought to a premature close. Mindful of the vocalist's declining health the band decided to postpone their remaining date until the 2nd of September, a date by which the singer is hoping make a full recovery. Not a band to take missing shows lightly, the official statement regarding the thrash legends recent circumstances read:
" We're very disappointed to have to share with you that, unfortunately ,as Saturday has progressed, James' health, and specifically his throat is not improving and he is under strict doctor's orders not to sing one single note. So sadly we have to report that we will be postponing tomorrow show at the Royal Arena until September 2nd, 2017.
Our week here in Copenhagen is something we have had circled on the calendar for a very long time as a special event not only for our friends in Denmark but also for us and we were really looking forward to celebrating the new arena with you.
To those of you who were there yesterday, we appreciate you encouraging us to carry on.. That meant the world to us! We all felt really bummed that we were unable to give you the maximum Metallica experience; it was one of the most challenging shows we've ever played, but your love and support got us through.
We know that many of you made travel plans to spend the weekend with us and we are very sorry for any inconvenience this will cause. We hope that you will be able to come back to Copenhagen in September and we'll do our best to make it up to everyone with something unique for you at the make-up gig, along with a kick-ass dhow, of course! And to Aphyxion, the band who won your votes to be Sunday's opening, we hope you're available in September. "
Following up to this, the band then went on to say that Hetfields' voice is being monitored on a daily basis and that for the latest updates fans should keep an eye on the band's social feeds and website.
By Josh Hummerston
Posted on 6 Feb 2017 15:27 to category : Music News
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