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Metallica Announce Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike as ‘WorldWired’ Touring Partner

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Charley Gallay / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike will be part of the show when Metallica touch down for the North American leg of their WorldWired tour.

The band made the announcement via its website, telling fans they can expect to hear him “spinning some of your favorite (and ours!) hard rock and metal tracks throughout the evening at all of the stadium dates this summer.” Mike’s involvement comes in addition to the three support acts that have already been announced for the shows — Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and Gojira — and adds a hip-hop element to an aggressive hard rock lineup.

Calling the Grammy-winning producer and DJ a “pioneer,” the band’s announcement adds, “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 … We are so honored and feel extremely lucky that Mix Master Mike has signed on for this adventure. See you in May!”

Mike added his own announcement, taking to Facebook to tell fans about the gig and proclaim his long-standing admiration for the headliners. “As a longtime fan of Metallica,” he wrote, “I am truly humbled and honored for this amazing opportunity to support the greatest metal band of our generation.”

Each ticket to Metallica’s WorldWired tour comes with a physical or digital copy of the band’s recent Hardwired… to Self-Destruct LP. Look over the dates below, and visit the group’s official site for ticketing information.

Metallica WorldWired 2017 North American Tour Dates
5/10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium
5/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
5/14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
5/17 – Uniondale, NY – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB
5/19 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
5/21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium
6/04 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
6/07 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
6/11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
6/14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
6/16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
6/18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
7/05 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
7/07 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
7/09 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
7/12 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
7/14 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete de Quebec
6/16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
7/19 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
7/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
8/04 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium
8/06 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
8/09 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
8/14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
8/16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium

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