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Greta Van Fleet joining Metallica for tour in South America

MLive- Flint/Saginaw/Bay City logo MLive- Flint/Saginaw/Bay City 8/14/2019 By Brandon Champion, mlive.com
a couple of people that are talking to each other: Greta Van Fleet opens for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw on Sept. 7, 2017. © Jacob Hamilton | jhamilt3@mlive.com/mlive.com/TNS Greta Van Fleet opens for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw on Sept. 7, 2017.

Metallica is going on tour in South America and bringing Greta Van Fleet along for the ride.

The Michigan rockers from Frankenmuth will join the legendary rock band for the three-country, six-city tour scheduled to take place in April 2020.

It’s the continuation of Metallica’s “WorldWired” tour which is currently in its final leg through Europe and will head to Australia and New Zealand in October.

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“As the WorldWired tour hits the last leg in Europe, there are still so many places left to visit… South America, you’re up first in 2020,” the band stated in a news release.

“The last time we had the pleasure was in 2017 as part of the Lollapalooza festival and now it’s time to come back with the full-on stadium experience for six headlining shows including two Brazilian cities we have never played in – Belo Horizonte and Curitiba.”

The South American tour will begin at Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 15 before moving on to Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 18 and four shows in Brazil that conclude on April 27 in Belo Horizonte.

Tickets for all shows are on sale on Aug. 22. Pre-sale is on Aug. 19. The tour with Metallica is the latest achievement for the band from Michigan, who won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in February.

“Extremely pleased to announce that we will join Metallica next April for a momentous return to South America,” the band wrote on Twitter.

Greta Van Fleet consists of twin brothers Josh (vocals) and Jake Kiszka (guitar). younger brother Sam (bass), and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums).

The band’s debut, full-length album, “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army," received rave reviews and topped Billboard’s rock charts the week after its release.

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