After already touring extensively throughout 2011, there is a possibility that Metallica will return to perform live in Ireland at some stage in 2012. Metallica‘s manager Cliff Burnstein (who also manages the Red Hot Chili Peppers) has highlighted a possibility of more European Tour Dates for the metal titans in 2012, due to the ongoing issues with the euro. Metallica are already due to headline Download Festival at Donington Park (UK) on June 9th (as well as a variety of other shows), and the fact that Cliff Burnstein manages the band much like an export – he feels that 2012 is the most profitable time for the band to schedule some European Tour Dates.
In a recent interview, Burnstein stated: “I’m not an economist, but I have a degree, so it helps. You have to ask yourself, what’s the best time to be doing what, when and where. Over the next few years, the dollar will be stronger and the euro weaker, and if that’s the case, I want to take advantage of that with Metallica and Chili Peppers by playing more of these European shows now… because they will be more profitable for us”.
Metallica have also confirmed that they will be performing their 5th studio album (The Black Album) in it’s entirety at all of their live concert dates throughout 2012.
So let’s hope they hit Irish shores sooner rather than later.
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