Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike Opening for Metallica

Mixmaster-Mike

Metallica has enlisted legendary Bay Area DJ Mix Master Mike to be the opening act on the North American dates of their World Wired 2017 tour supporting their new album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The trek is the Grammy Award-winning band’s first full North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will serve as support acts for the tour. (See tour dates below.)

Big Shot readers will know Mike from his time working with the Beastie Boys, where he DJ’ed and produced for the legendary NYC trio. He’s also a revered turntablist who founded the influential group The Invisibl Skratch Piklz with Qbert and DJ Apollo.

Obligatory press release gush from Metallica: “Mike will be spinning some of your favorite (and ours!) hard rock and metal tracks throughout the evening at all of the stadium dates this summer. A pioneer in the hip-hop and DJ communities, you’ll be able to catch his skillful, hard-hitting scratch work once the doors open each night and between acts before we hit the stage.”

Hey Metallica fans, watch the video below and get a taste of Mike’s flawless scratching skills.

Tour dates:

May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival (SOLD OUT)
June 04 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^
June 07 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*
July 05 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 07 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 09 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 04 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 06 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 09 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With AVENGED SEVENFOLD
^With VOLBEAT
+With GOJIRA