A truck carrying equipment to Metallica’s Montreal shows was involved in a serious accident on a highway near Lake George, New York, this week. While the wreckage was significant, it appears there were no major injuries and that the band’s Friday (August 11th) and Sunday (August 13th) concerts in Montreal will go on as planned.
Canadian rock journalist Mitch Lafon shared images of the crash from a person named John Kish on Facebook (see below). The accident appeared to involve one of Metallica’s semi-trailers and another trailer hauling a car carrier filled with vehicles. The extent of the damage was further evident in video footage posted by TikTok user @sammiebaby966 (also below).
According to The Rock Revival, in response to Lafon’s post, a comment from Mat Paré, believed to be part of the local Montreal crew working on the Metallica shows, reported, “Some brackets for moving lights were destroyed, they rented follow spots from Solotech, everything is up and ready.”
As we reported earlier this week, Metallica kicked off the North American leg of their “M72 World Tour” with two sold-out shows August 4th and 6th at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The tour features Metallica playing two completely unique sets in each city. At each stop, Pantera and Mammoth WVH are supporting the Friday show, while Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills are opening the Sunday gig.
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See images and video footage of the crash in the Facebook and TikTok posts below, followed by our photo gallery of Metallica’s kickoff weekend in East Rutherford. Pick up tickets to Metallica’s upcoming shows here.
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Photo Gallery – Metallica and support acts at MetLife Stadium August 4th and 6th, starting with the Sunday pics first (click to expand and scroll through):