METALLICA has had to cancel their headlining appearance at the Frauenfeld Rocks festival in Switzerland tonight (June 29) due to a member of the band’s “family” testing positive for COVID-19.
Earlier today, METALLICA released the following statement via their social media: “It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing that we will not be appearing at Frauenfeld Rocks in Switzerland today, as unfortunately, a member of the METALLICA family has tested positive for Covid. We are beyond sorry to disappoint those of you planning to attend this show.
“It was our intention to reschedule a show in Switzerland as soon as possible, however in overnight discussions with the local promoters, sadly it became apparent that schedules and venues do not line up for the remainder of this year or next.
“If you have a ticket and would still like to attend Out In The Green, you will receive a refund of 50 Swiss francs. Should you decide not to attend the festival altogether, you will be refunded the ticket price by the respective ticket agencies; you may request a refund for your ticket at Ticketmaster.ch.”
It has not been disclosed which “family” member of METALLICA was diagnosed with the virus, whether it be a member of the band or someone within the crew.
It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing that we will not be appearing at Frauenfeld Rocks in Switzerland today… pic.twitter.com/sUKILh5rzW
— Metallica (@Metallica) June 29, 2022