Lions head coach Dan Campbell is a noted Metallica fan, and he is ready to see the band in Detroit on their tour next year.
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell is a noted Metallica fan, to the point he used their song “No Leaf Clover” in a training camp thing captured during an episode of “Hard Knocks.” The legendary band announced a new album (coming in April) and released a new single this week. The dates for a corresponding world tour were also announced.
Metallica will visit Ford Field on Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, 2023, for Friday and Sunday shows.
With the announcement of tour dates, it was easy to enlist Campbell as part of Ford Field and Detroit’s Metallica welcoming committee.
"James, Kirk, Lars, Robert and the whole Metallica crew, wanna welcome you guys back to Detroit. Cannot wait to see you guys blowing out Ford Field next year. See you soon.”"
Will the Detroit Lions’ 2023 schedule even allow Dan Campbell to see Metallica?
The band quickly followed with a plea for the NFL schedule makers to give the Lions their bye that weekend, which would be something like Week 10.
Somehow, I don’t think the schedule will prevent Campbell from being in attendance for at least the Friday night show, and giving away his ticket for the Sunday night show if need be. If the Lions play that weekend, and not the Thursday night game, it will have to be on the road.
The Lions and Ford Field could even make a promotional contest thing out of it–“Win Dan Campbell’s ticket to the Sunday night Metallica show”, or for the show Campbell will go to, “See Metallica in a Ford Field suite with Dan Campbell.”
If you haven’t heard it yet, or just want to hear it again, here’s the video for the first single from Metallica’s new album, 72 Seasons, called “Lux Æterna.”