Former Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike will be hitting the road with Metallica to take part in the upcoming North American leg of the band’s “WorldWired” tour. He’s coming on board as the tour DJ and joins the tour’s opening acts, which include Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira. According to a statement from the band:
“The party will roll all night long during the North American WorldWired tour as we’re psyched to announce that award-winning DJ and producer Mix Master 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.
Metallica made sure to mention Mike’s numerous credentials from his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the B-Boys, his Grammy wins, gigs at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and the Emmy Awards to the participation at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala honoring jazz icon Herbie Hancock. “We are so honored and feel extremely lucky that Mix Master Mike has signed on for this adventure. See you in May!”
Mike is equally psyched about the gig! Writing in a Facebook post:
The North American leg of METALLICA’s “WorldWired” 2017 tour hits 25 cities and will kick off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland.