Metallica Announces Drummer To Replace Lars Ulrich In Upcoming European Tour

As reported by Metal Underground, Metallica recently announced through an email sent out to members of the press that current Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren will temporarily replace Lars Ulrich for their upcoming European tour. Ulrich will be unable to join the tour, and the band has requested fans and the press to respect his privacy without revealing the reason for his absence.

The European tour is part of Metallica’s ‘M72 World Tour,’ in support of their upcoming album, ’72 Seasons.’ The tour promises a unique experience for fans, with two nights in each city, different setlists, and support lineups for every show. This ‘No Repeat Weekend’ concept ensures fans attending both nights will enjoy a diverse range of Metallica’s songs.

Support acts for the European leg of the tour include Architects and Mammoth WVH, followed by Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills. For the North American leg, Pantera will join Metallica, along with other exciting acts. The combination of these support bands and Metallica’s unparalleled energy guarantees an unforgettable experience for fans.

‘M72’ European Tour Dates:

Apr 27 & 29, 2023 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Johan Cruijff Arena

May 17 & 19, 2023 Paris, France, Stade de France

May 26 & 28, 2023 Hamburg, Germany, Volksparkstadion

Jun 16 & 18, 2023 Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi Stadium

Although fans are eagerly anticipating the European tour and the release of ’72 Seasons’ on April 14, we’ll see how they will react to this recent news. They will probably be curious to witness how Dirk Verbeuren will perform with the legendary metal band and try to grasp how Metallica will sound without their legendary drummer.