Lars Ulrich says a border wall's not what Metallica's about.
Speaking on Mexican TV, the Danish-born drummer stressed that wherever it has gone, the band has been about unifying people through its music. He says he doesn't "think any walls are necessary, and that, increasingly, as far as Metallica traveling all over this beautiful planet, we break down barriers with music."
He explained that whether they're in Mexico, Asia or Europe they "encourage as many different people from as many different backgrounds to come together and share music and life and culture and all these experiences."
Metallica completed its three Mexico City shows on Sunday. They held a contest in February to chose local bands to open each show. They play three South American shows at the end of this month, before kicking off their North American stadium tour in mid-May. They'll be at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore May 10th.