By Michael Connelly
Metallica will is partnering with VANs to introduce two new styles in the Vans X Metallica exclusive collection in clothing and footwear. This is the third long-time partnership between the band and the iconic footwear company.
Available for purchase on Friday, February 16th are two new styles of shoes. These can be bought either from Vans or the METALLICA STORE. Brandishing a Metallica logo on the side wrapped in quarter panels as a features logo across the vamp of the shoe! This encompasses the Sk8-Hi reissiue! A slip on version is also available with trucker hats and t-shirts.
Metallica is set to receive the Polar Music Prize Aka the Nobel Prize in music. The award, which recognizes international excellence in music, and includes a cash prize of one million Swedish kronor, roughly equivalent to $126,000. Metallica will donate the money to its own All Within My Hands organization, which aids communities in need with workforce education, food-bank donations and other local services.
Meanwhile, the band is overseas on the European leg of the World Wired Tour.