Metallica Call Out BS ’72 Seasons’ Crypto Scams Ripping Off Their Fans

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Just about a week ago, news came out regarding a brand new Metallica album and headlining tour; with so many fans excited by this news, there are those who have decided to take advantage of said fans and try to con them.

Apparently, there have been several YouTube channels, live streams, and websites announcing and claiming to provide Metallica crypto giveaways; per an official statement from the band, these sites, channels, etc., are all bullshit.

Per their official statement, the band warns fans of these scams. They say that any official Metallica giveaway would come from a verified Metallica account. Here is the majority of the statement (the full statement can be read via the Twitter link below):

“In the wake of last week’s exciting news of our new song, new album, and new tour, unfortunately the ugly side of social media made an appearance. Many of you have let us know about YouTube channels and live streams, as well as websites, claiming to offer Metallica Crypto giveaways in conjunction with last week’s announcement.

“Let’s be clear as possible. These are scams. They’re being streamed on fake YouTube Channels posing to be ours and all pointing to websites that we do not run. Please remember — all of our official social media channels are verified. Always look for official verification before believing something wild and crazy to be true. We thank all of you who have been vigilant in reporting these live streams to YouTube and to us… please don’t let up!”

We appreciate this heads-up from the band. Please be careful and make sure to do extra research if you are visiting a channel or website.

Metallica will be taking off on a North American tour starting in 2023 – you can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

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In 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

In 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field