Monday, April 17, 2017

Metallica adds Iowa benefit show to summer tour

Metallica will perform a benefit concert for The Native Fund in Iowa as part of their North American tour this summer.

The June 9 event at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa – with tour mates Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat – sees the metal icons supporting the charity founded by actor Ashton Kutcher and NFL star Dallas Clark in 2008 as a way to give back to the local residents of the state they both grew up in.

“They are committed to raising funds and organizing resources that can be used to assist the people of Iowa in their times of need,” says Metallica, “including relief through its financial and programmatic resources to Iowans suffering from a natural disaster, to post-9/11 veterans who are in need medical or other assistance, and to children afflicted with life-threatening illness or disease.

“We’re honored that Ashton and Dallas invited us to be a part of this special event and look forward to giving back to a state that has been so supportive of Metallica throughout our career. Hope to see you there!”

A Fifth Member presale starts April 19 at 9:00 AM local time, with general public tickets available April 21st at 10:00 AM local time via

Metallica says the Iowa stop marks te final addition to their summer shows across North America in support of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.”

The trek begins in Baltimore, MD on May 10.

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