METALLICA’s new album, “72 Seasons”, sold 146,000 album units in the U.S. in its first week of release, landing at position 2 on the Billboard 200 chart

The Billboard 200 chart lists the most successful albums of the week within the U.S. based numerous aspects of consumption in equivalent album units.

The album moved the equivalent of 146,000 units for the week, with album sales comprising 134,000; SEA units comprising 11,500 (15.91 million on-demand streams) and TEA units comprising 500.

72 Seasons” marks METALLICA‘s 12th Top 10-charting album, of which eight have reached the top two.

72 Seasonswas released on April 14 via METALLICA‘s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, it is METALLICA‘s first full-length collection of new material since “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“.

METALLICA‘s “M72” world tour will feature two-night stops in nearly two dozen cities. Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, the 46-show trek will launch in Amsterdam on April 27 and will include shows all over Europe and North America through 2024.

Each “No Repeat Weekend” on “M72” will feature two completely different setlists and support lineups. The “M72” tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed METALLICA Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the “I Disappear” full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Opening acts for the tour include PANTERA, MAMMOTH WVH, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ICE NINE KILLS, ARCHITECTS, VOLBEAT and GRETA VAN FLEET.