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Metallica Enlist Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike to DJ on North American Tour

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We know you’re wondering how a Metallica stadium tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira could possibly get any better and we have found the answer! Beastie Boys legend Mix Master Mike will be onboard for the duration of the tour to DJ!

Rather than sit through whatever some sound guy puts on shuffle all night, fans will be treated to the world-class talents of the groundbreaking DJ instead. Metallica announced the news in a statement on their website, which reads,

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 Grammy award winner was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 along with his Beastie Boys bandmates. Mix Master Mike is no stranger to the big stage and has even spun at the Vancouver Winter Olympics as well as the Emmy’s. Last year, President Barack Obama invited him to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors 36th Gala to honor pianist, keyboardist, band leader and composer Herbie Hancock.

Metallica, who are expected to play around 50 shows this year, will be on tour in North American from May 10 through Aug. 16. For a list of all stops, head to our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal before getting your Metallica tickets.

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