The rumblings were hitting the Internet all weekend as the anticipation of another Metallica tour made the rounds. Now the moment is here and the tour dates have been unveiled. You can check them out down below along with the press release to see if the band will be laying down the Thrash at an arena near you.
The Press Release:
They dropped a few hints this past weekend and now it is official… Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this Fall! Following last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the U.S. and Canada kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI. Along the way they will be visiting 34 cities that they did not go to last year, and a few that they haven’t been to in decades, including Grand Forks, ND (nearly 30 years), Sioux Falls, SD, El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL (nearly 26 years) and State College, PA (20 years). About time, wouldn’t you say?!
The Fall/Winter tour will mark a few firsts for the band. Each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by their very good friend Jim Breuer. Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before the band with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways and much more. And if you love to travel and one show just isn’t enough, then perhaps the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket is for you! For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour. Feel like trucking to Tulsa? Booking to Boise? Motoring to Minneapolis? No problem… you pick the show, call us no less than 48 hours before the gig and you’re in! A limited number of 250 of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598 (yes… celebrating the re-issue of the Garage Days Re-Revisited EP!). All sale dates and times below.
Of course, some things don’t change! As they have been doing for most of the WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend or family member. You’ll receive info via e-mail after your ticket purchase on how to obtain your copy.** The enhanced experience options designed to take your Metalli-night to the next level are also returning as Metallica continue to partner with the team that makes it all happen at CID Entertainment. You’ll have three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of the band(!) For full package details, visit this LINK.
Finally, Metallica continue to raise funds for their All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities, music education programs and local food banks. Continuing their collaboration with Crowdrise, Metallica encourage you to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows and each time you donate, you’ll be entered to win tickets, pre-show party passes, meet and greet passes, and one lucky winner will be flown to the last show on the tour. For more information, visit this LINK.
“Enough!” you say. “How do I get tickets?” Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, February 27th. Visit https://metallica.com/metclub
*”Wherever I May Roam” Black Tickets are non-transferable and if re-sold will be revoked. Each ticket is good for entry to Metallica specific shows and may not be used for festivals, promotional shows, benefit concerts or any other dates not included in the 34 city North American tour announced on February 26, 2018. Use of a Black Ticket will require a reservation for each show you plan to attend no less than 48 hours in advance. More details about how to use your Black Ticket will be sent to purchasers via e-mail.
**Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans should expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their albums WITHIN 21 business days after their purchase. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page.
The Tour Dates:
9/02/2018 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
9/04/2018 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
9/06/2018 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
9/08/2018 – Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
9/11/2018 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
9/13/2018 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
9/15/2018 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
10/16/2018 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
10/18/2018 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
10/20/2018 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/22/2018 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
10/27/2018 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
10/29/2018 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
11/26/2018 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
11/28/2018 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
11/30/2018 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/02/2018 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/05/2018 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
12/07/2018 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/09/2018 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
1/18/2019 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
1/20/2019 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
1/22/2019 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
1/24/2019 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
1/28/2019 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
1/30/2019 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
2/01/2019 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
2/28/2019 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
3/02/2019 – Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
3/04/2019 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
3/06/2019 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
3/09/2019 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
3/11/2019 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
3/13/2019 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you readers in those localities think? Will you be heading out to the show or shows? Will you be making the trek from afar if the band is NOT coming to an arena in your vicinity? As you can see there are no NYC or NJ on this go round so perhaps there will be some additional dates announced. If not, there is always 2020. Chime in down below as I’m approving all topical comments immediately. I got a kick out of the homage to the “Garage Days” EP that was referenced up above. We actually added a “Milestone” post to that release back in 2017 on the day of its anniversary. If you missed that, do please check out our toast by clicking HERE.
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