The production was migrating from New Jersey to Montreal for the next M72 World Tour stop

Metallica’s M72 World Tour Production [Jeff Yeager/Metallica]

Trucks hauling gear for Metallica’s current tour were reportedly involved in a major accident on Tuesday (August 8). The trucks were in route to Stade Olympique in Montreal, Quebec in Canada from East Rutherford, New Jersey in the United States. Metallica are slated to perform at the stadium tomorrow, August 11 and Sunday, August 13.

There were reportedly were no injuries, according to a social media post by John Kish (see below). It is unclear how much damage was inflicted on the band’s equipment. None of the band members were involved in the incident.

On a Facebook post by Canadian rock music pundit Mitch Lafon, Mat Paré – who appears to working on the local crew for the shows at Stade Olympique – replied to the post with a photo Thursday of Metallica’s fully assembled production with a caption stating, “Some brackets for moving lights were destroyed, they rented follow spots from Solotech, everything is up and ready.”

Metallica’s production setup at Stade Olympique in Montreal [Mat Paré/Facebook]

A video of the accident with the alleged Metallica tour trucks was posted to TikTok on Tuesday by the user “sammiebaby966.” In the comments, multiple people said that the crash happened on I-87 just north of Lake George, New York. The video can be viewed below.

Metallica kicked off the North American leg of their M72 World Tour at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, US last weekend. The band performed two shows on Friday, August 4 and Sunday, August 6. They performed two cuts from their latest record 72 Seasons live for the first time –  “Shadows Follow” and “Too Far Gone?” Other highlights included “The Unforgiven,” “Blackened,” “One,” “Enter Sandman,” Creeping Death,” “Battery,” “Sad but True,” “Seek & Destroy,” and “Master of Puppets.” They also pulled out a few rare gems like “Welcome Home (Sanitarium), “Wherever I May Roam,” “Harvester of Sorrow,” and “King Nothing,” plus instrumentals “The Call of Ktulu” and “Orion.”

In October, Metallica are performing at Power Trip in Indio, California alongside fellow rock icons Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and Tool.

Metallica’s eleventh studio album 72 Seasons arrived on April 14 via the band’s own label, Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The 12-track album clocks in at just over 77 minutes. It was released in formats including 2LP 140-gram black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital download.