The rockers took to social media to announce the latest update of their tour, which was slated to begin on October 17 in Perth.
“We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand,” read a statement from the official Metallica account.
“We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We’ll let you know as soon as we can … we appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.”
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