After wrapping a massive stadium tour across North America last summer, Metallica have announced their return! The highly-anticipated arena tour dates have just been announced, featuring 34 dates beginning this September and running through March of 2019. As of this moment, the upcoming tour seeks to avoid the largest metropolitan areas visited last year in favor of hitting the smaller markets, some of which they haven't stop in for quite a number of years.
Full Tour Announcement from metallica.com
We dropped a few hints this past weekend and now we're here to make it official... the WorldWired tour returns to North America this Fall! Following last summer's sold-out 25-date stadium run, this year we're 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 we'll be visiting 34 cities we did not go to last year, including a few we 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 us as each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by our very good friend Jim Breuer. Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before us 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 shows, 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… we are 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 we 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 we 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 us(!). Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.
Finally, we'll continue to raise funds for our 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 our collaboration with Crowdrise, we 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 crowdrise.com/Metallica2018.
"Enough!" you say. "How do I get tickets?" Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, February 27th. Click here for all the details. Citi card members may purchase tickets beginning at 11:00 AM local time tomorrow, February 27th and for a complete list of other presales, click here. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM local time.
We're having an absolute blast indoors in Europe, so why not extend the fun?!? We'll see you back in North America this Fall!
*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.