Metallica has more than just opening acts slated for its stadium shows in North America.
The group has recruited former Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike to be part of the shows along with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira.
In a formal announcement Metallic says that “The party will roll all night long during the North American WorldWired tour as we’re psyched to announce that award-winning DJ and producer Mix Master Mike will be spinning some of your favorite (and ours!) hard rock and metal tracks throughout the evening at all of the stadium dates this summer. A pioneer in the hip-hop and DJ communities, you’ll be able to catch his skillful, hard-hitting scratch work once the doors open each night and between acts before we hit the stage.”
The tour kicks off May 10 in Baltimore, while Metallica has three Lollapalooza shows in South America starting later this month.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen