“Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.”
All tickets purchased to the shows in Australia and New Zealand, including Enhanced Experiences and Black Tickets, will be fully refunded.
Live Nation said in the statement it was working with the band “to secure a new tour period” and would make a further announcement as soon as possible.
Metallica was due to play it’s first Australian show on October 17 in Perth followed by dates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.