The official Instagram page of Metallica has shared the sad news that the band postponed the South American tour dates, which were scheduled for December 2020, once again due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The legendary heavy metal band, Metallica, has been preparing for a major South America tour, which was originally set for April 2020, since July 2019. However, on September 27th, the band announced that James Hetfield had re-entered a rehabilitation program and that they’ll be back when everything’s okay.

Later on, the deadly COVID-19 has taken over the world and, unfortunately, Metallica came up with another postponement decision. In March 2020, the band began a series on YouTube and Facebook called ‘Metallica Mondays,’ where they streamed full archived shows every Monday to relieve boredom while staying home and social distancing amid the pandemic.

The legends have also been teasing out their upcoming acoustic show and auction, ‘The Helping Hands Concert & Auction,’ for some time now. Organized to help people in need due to the challenges they faced such as wildfire, a flood, an earthquake, or COVID-19, the event will take place on November 14th.

Amid their progressing plans for the concerts and organizations, Metallica has recently taken Instagram to say they are sad to announce that their South American tour dates are going to be rescheduled for late 2021. The band led their fans to their website for information about refunds.

Here’s what was said in the latest Instagram post of Metallica:

We are sad to announce that our South American tour dates scheduled for December must once again be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We are working to reschedule for hopefully late 2021. For information about refunds, visit metallica.com.”

You can see the post below.