Metallica Sons Join Forces For North American Tour

OTTO Photo credit: John Gilhooley / Bastardane Photo credit: Mary Claire McCoy
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OTTTO and Bastardane, bands featuring children of Metallica members, are joining forces for a North American tour later this year.

Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, plays bass in the thrash, funk, and metal band OTTTO; Castor Hetflied, the son of Metallica frontman James Hetfield, plays drums in the hard rock act Bastardane.

Speaking about this upcoming run together, which kicks off in August, OTTTO singer/guitar player Bryan Noah Ferretti shares the following: “We are very excited to be going back out on the road and taking Life Is A Game to new audiences.” Life Is A Game is the band’s debut LP, which came out this spring.

Castor Hetfield also provides the following statement in regard to this tour: “We love music and we love the boys in OTTTO. WARNING: Mayhem, insanity, and ascension may occur.”

While OTTTO released a new album this year, last year, Bastardane released their album Is This Rage?.

It’s pretty badass to see the sons of Metallica joining forces for a tour. Will you be making your way to any of these upcoming shows? Besides Trujillo and Hetfield, Lars Ulrich‘s kids also have a band – they’re called Taipei Houston.

Dates and locations associated with the upcoming OTTTO and Bastardane 2023 tour

  • August 5 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre *
    August 6 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
    August 8 Boston, MA – Sonia
    August 9 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
    August 11 Quebec City, QC – Bar L’Anti
    August 12 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont *
    August 13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
    August 15 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Live!
    August 16 Nashville, TN – The Basement
    August 17 Memphis, TN – Growlers
    August 19 Dallas, TX – Three Links *
    August 20 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Café
    August 22 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep **
    August 23 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge **
    August 26 Los Angeles, CA – TBA *
    August 27 Bakersfield, CA – Temblor Brewing Company
    August 28 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
    August 30 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
    August 31 Fresno, CA – Strummers
    September 2 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *
    November 4 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall *
    November 11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary *

*-Metallica Weekend 2023 Takeover performances
**-Bastardane only