METALLICA will celebrate the release of their latest studio album, “72 Seasons”, by performing four nights in a row on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this coming week
“In a first for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, it’s ‘Metallica Week,’ as we will be the musical guest each night, beginning on Monday, April 10, through Thursday, April 13,” METALLICA posted to social media. “We’ll be playing live for all four shows, and you’ll also catch us on the couch, chatting with Jimmy one night. Keep your eyes peeled for other sightings during the broadcast, as we really don’t know what else Jimmy will get us involved in!”
This isn’t the first time the band has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live“, having shown up on the late-night talk show back in 2021 and reading one-star reviews of their classic “Black Album” on the show. Kimmel also hosted METALLICA‘s “All Within My Hands” benefit concert and auction back in December.
Jimmy Kimmel just announced last year that he would be continuing to host the show through it’s 23rd season”, making Jimmy Kimmel Live! the longest-running late night program still on the air.
“72 Seasons” will be released April 14 via METALLICA‘s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track “72 Seasons” is METALLICA‘s first full-length collection of new material since 2016’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“. The album will be released in formats, including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited-edition variants, CD and digital.
METALLICA and Trafalgar Releasing will hold a worldwide “72 Seasons” listening party. For one night only on Thursday, April 13, “72 Seasons” will be played in full in surround sound, exclusively for cinema audiences worldwide — with every one of the new songs featuring its own music video and exclusive commentary from the band.
The “72 Seasons” global premiere sees the band and Trafalgar joining forces once more, having previously worked together on the October 2019 worldwide cinematic release of “S&M²“, which documented METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their original “S&M” concerts and releases.