Coming to a Stadium Near You the Metallica, Green Day, U2 Tour?
Metallica, U2 and Green Day: together. I smell the distinct scent of worldwide domination and cold, hard cash.
In a recent interview with MTV, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich spoke of his desires to form a joint tour between the three alternative behemoths:
“U2 came to San Francisco two summers ago and we ended up having a lot to drink with them and Green Day following a dinner. I was told in the wee morning hours following this outing that members of U2, Green Day and Metallica agreed to tour together. We haven’t talked about it since, but speaking for myself I’d be very up for that.”
Next time you end up drinking a lot with U2, get the contracts involved and get going – PLEASE.
Ulrich’s love affair with the Irish megastars is well-documented. Indeed, in a 2010 interview with Australia’s Faster Louder, Ulrich referred to himself as:
“the hugest U2 fan — I would borderline call myself a groupie, actually. Playing with U2… I would fucking play on the parking lot. They’re one of the only other bands that are still functioning after 30 years, just like we are, and I feel a lot of kinship in what they do and I just really admire and appreciate… They’re really inspiring to me. I love their music, I love their way of reinventing themselves, and I love their way or thinking big and small. And it sort of works on all levels.”
Whether or not it happens is another matter, but perhaps slightly closer to the realms of possibility is a Metallica headlining slot at legendary festival Glastonbury. The drummer told MTV UK that he’d be game:
“We’ve been fortunate enough to play every other festival on this planet numerous times, so Glastonbury is the only one that’s eluding us,” Ulrich said. “There’s such a vibe and it’s maybe the most quintessentially English festival.”