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In Flames drops off Metal Tour of the Year; Hatebreed joins the bill

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In Flames is no longer taking part in the Metal Tour of the Year.

On Tuesday, the Swedish metallers announced that they’re dropping off the stacked bill, which also includes Megadeth, Lamb of God and Trivium, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were looking forward to playing for you all and this was an unbelievably hard choice to make,” a statement from the band reads. “Thank you for understanding and your support as we all get through this unprecedented time.”

“We have a lot of things in the works for 2022 — more on that shortly,” they add. “Stay safe and we’ll see you on the road again soon!”

In place of In Flames, Hatebreed has now joined the lineup.

The Metal Tour of the Year, which was previously scheduled to launch in 2020, will kick off August 20 in Austin.

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