Lars Ulrich, drummer of Metallica, has been knighted in his home country of Denmark. According to Loudwire, the Crown Prince of Denmark awarded Ulrich the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog, an award that honors Danes for notable contributions to military, civil service, technology, business, or culture.

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Metallica’s official Instagram shared this photo of Ulrich posing with the Crown Prince of Demark, with a caption reading: “Does this really mean we must address him as Sir Lars now? Congrats to Lars as he was knighted last night by Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. Not bad for a snot-nosed kid from Gentofte!”

Metallica are currently on tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira, performing songs from their latest album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct, as well as classics. Check out the list of cities and dates below!


06/14 – San Antonio, Texas – Alamodome*
06/16 – Dallas, Texas – AT&T Stadium*
06/18 – Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field*
07/05 – Orlando, Fla. – Camping World Stadium*^
07/07 – Miami, Fla. – Hard Rock Stadium*^
07/09 – Atlanta, Ga. – Suntrust Park*^
07/12 – Detroit, Mich. – Comercia Park*^
07/14 – Quebec City, Quebec- Festival D’Ete
07/16 – Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre*^
07/19 – Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
07/29 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Rose Bowl*+
08/04 – Phoenix, Ariz. – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
08/06 – San Diego, Calif. – Petco Park*+
08/09 – Seattle, Wash. – Centurylink Field*+
08/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place*+
08/16 – Edmonton, Alberta – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira

Will you be referring to him as Sir Lars Ulrich from now on? Let us know in the comments below!

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