Metallica: No More Euro Tours After 2012?
Metallica co-manager Cliff Burnstein says touring Europe may not be a profitable option for his band after next year.
Burnstein, who manages Metallica along with Peter Mensch, told the Wall Street Journal:
“Over the next few years the dollar will be stronger and the euro weaker. If that’s the case I want to take advantage of that by playing more of these shows now, because they will be more profitable for us.
“Look, I’m not an economist, but I have a degree, so it helps. You have to ask yourself, what’s the best time to be doing what, when and where. Prices in Europe are much higher and this isn’t a sustainable situation.
“We’re a US export the same way Coca-Cola is. We look for the best markets to go to – right now Indonesia is on my watch list.”
Metallica will headline the Download festival in June 2012, where they’ll play the Black Album in its entirety.