According to Ultimate Guitar, Metallica is gearing up for a groundbreaking live performance as they announce their participation in the MDLBeast’s Soundstorm Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, scheduled for December 14. This appearance will mark the band’s final live show of the year, and they expressed their excitement in a Facebook announcement, revealing:
“We’re not done with 2023 just yet, as an amazing opportunity has just come our way to perform at a major festival that we have never played in a part of the world we rarely get to visit. We’re excited to announce that on Thursday, December 14 we’ll be the first hard rock band to ever play at MDLBeast’s Soundstorm Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.”
MDLBeast’s Soundstorm Festival is set to captivate audiences from December 14 to 16. Alongside Metallica, the three-day festival boasts an impressive lineup featuring renowned electronic and pop artists such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Chris Brown, and the Black Eyed Peas.
Following their appearance at the festival, Metallica will take a brief hiatus before resuming the “M72” tour, which supports their eleventh studio album, “72 Seasons.” This album has garnered nominations in three distinct Grammy Award categories.
Fans eager for more information about the Soundstorm Festival can visit the MDLBeast website for updates and details. The announcement marks a significant moment for Metallica as they venture into new territories, bringing their iconic hard rock sound to Saudi Arabia’s vibrant music scene.