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SLIPKNOT Release Statement on James Hetfield Entering Rehab and METALLICA/SLIPKNOT Tour Cancellation

Posted by on September 28, 2019 at 3:59 pm

Last night, the metal world was stunned to learn that Metallica frontman James Hetfield has checked himself into a treatment program to cope with his ongoing battle with addiction. As a result,. the band was forced to cancel dates in Australia and New Zealand, offering full refunds to fans at points of purchase.

Slipknot were scheduled to open that massive tour and have now offered this statement about the unfortunate cancelation:

“To our Australian and New Zealand fans and family,

“We only recently heard the news about the tour being postponed, and we are working as quickly as possible to determine next steps. We will let everyone know as soon as we are able.

“Of course, our thoughts are with James and Metallica. We wish them nothing but the best.

“We hope to see you all very soon.


It is the most unfortunate of situations that really doesn't seem like it could be prevented. We are rooting for you, James and we hope nothing but the best for you as well.

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