Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was recently photographed shirtless, and he doesn’t appeared to have gained any weight in fat. If there’s any more weight on him, it’s muscle, because he looks absolutely ripped! A member of Metallica reacted to a big name heroin accusation earlier this week.
Pollstar have published their latest financial numbers that represent global earnings for touring artists worldwide, and Metallica came in at number 4 with 630,000 tickets sold in 2019, with an average ticket price of $109.66, making them over $69 Million Dollars in ticket sales with just 26 shows. The band sell around 24,000 tickets per night, netting $2,679,447 per show.
Elton John, Pink, and Justin Timberlake finished about Metallica, while Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, and KISS are right behind them on the list. Paul McCartney came in at number 16, with Phil Collins at number 22, Billy Joel at number 24, The Eagles at number 28, Dave Matthews Band at number 42, with Roger Waters just barely cracking the list at number 48.
Metallica are currently on tour in Europe with plans for a new album. Below is the setlist from their most recent show on June 20th in Twickenham, England.
The Memory Remains (with extended outro)
Ride the Lightning
Harvester of Sorrow
Here Comes Revenge
Moth Into Flame
Sad but True
No Leaf Clover (followed by Kirk & Rob’s solos incl. ‘Killers’, ‘ManUNkind’ & ‘Orion’)
Master of Puppets
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Seek & Destroy
Lords of Summer
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman (with ‘The Frayed Ends of Sanity’ outro)