Iconic Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich posted a photo on Instagram to announce that the band’s initiative ‘Metallica Mondays‘ had come to an end and thanked all the fans around the world who joined them for the last 23 weeks.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many musicians and bands have struggled to keep in touch with the fans without being able to go on tours and perform live in front of the audience. However, some of them started some virtual events on social media platforms not to lose touch with their fans.

As you may recall, at the beginning of quarantine days, Metallica introduced their initiative called ‘Metallica Mondays.’ The band has been sharing the live shows around the world on their Youtube channel on a weekly basis. While the streaming was free of charge, Metallica also urged fans to participate in the fundraisers benefitting All Within My Hands Foundation.

Even though the fans were enjoying ‘Metallica Mondays‘ deeply, the band decided to put an end to it considering all the other projects they had to focus on. As you might know, Metallica previously announced that the film of the concerts named ‘S&M2‘ which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of their live album, ‘S&M,’ was going to be released on August 28, 2020.

Moreover, the band has been recording a show named ‘Pandemica‘ which would be streaming drive-in movie theaters around the country as part of the ‘Encore Drive-In Nights’ concert series.

Recently on Instagram, Lars Ulrich posted a photo of himself on stage and announced their decision to end ‘Metallica Mondays.’ On the caption of his post, Lars got emotional considering all the support they received from the Metallica fans around the world who joined them for 23 Mondays until now.

Here’s what Lars Ulrich stated on the caption of his recent post:

“By now you are hopefully enjoying #MetallicaMondays one more time, and unfortunately, as I said in the intro, one last time

This is a big week in ‘Tallica world with S&M2 coming this Friday, and the Drive-In concert experience on Saturday, so we figured now is a good time to hand over the baton to these new projects and sunset the Monday shenanigans.

I’m so proud of the fact that these events became a weekly calling card for the Metallica family all over the world to gather and connect during these unprecedented and difficult times the last five-plus months and we are grateful, proud and humbled to hopefully have made a small difference in your lives since March.

I couldn’t think of a better gig to go out on than Mexico City from 2017…we had an insane three-night run at the Foro Sol stadium in your beautiful city and there are few, if any places on this planet where the energy is crazier than in Mexico City… Plus, throw Iggy Pop in as a special guest and it just doesn’t get any better!

A big fuck yeah to everyone who had a part in making every week’s event happen, and extra special thank you for donating to All Within My Hands Foundation, bringing in over $100.000. Wow!!

Once again, thank you for spending the preceding 23 Mondays with us
Much love from San Francisco.
Stay safe everyone.”

You can see the photo Lars Ulrich posted on his Instagram account below.

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By now you are hopefully enjoying #MetallicaMondays one more time, and unfortunately, like I said in the intro, one last time… This is a big week in ‘Tallica world with S&M2 coming this Friday, and the Drive-In concert experience on Saturday, so we figured now is a good time to handover the baton to these new projects and sunset the Monday shenanigans. I’m so proud of the fact that these events became a weekly calling card for the Metallica family all over the world to gather and connect during these unprecedented and difficult times the last five plus months and we are grateful, proud and humbled to hopefully have made a small difference in your lives since March. I couldn’t think of a better gig to go out on than Mexico City from 2017…we had an insane three night run at the Foro Sol stadium in your beautiful city and there are few, if any places on this planet where the energy is crazier than in Mexico City….plus throw Iggy Pop in as a special guest and it just doesn’t get any better!! A big fuck yeah to everyone who had a part in making every week’s event happen, and extra special thank you for donating to @allwithinmyhandsfoundation, bringing in over $100.000. Wow!! Once again, thank you for spending the preceding 23 Mondays with us… Much love from San Francisco. Stay safe everyone. #wanna 📸 by @rosshalfin

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