Monday, February 26, 2018

Metallica announce North American arena tour

Metallica have announced dates for the 2018-2019 North American arena leg of its WorldWired tour in support of "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct."

"Following last summer's sold-out 25-date stadium run,” says Metallica, “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 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… we are celebrating the re-issue of the 'Garage Days Re-Revisited' EP!).”

"Of course, some things don't change!,” continues the band. “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 (!).

"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

“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!”

Presales for the Metallica Fan Club and Citi card members begin Tuesday, February 27, with general public tickets on sale Friday, March 2 at 10:00 AM local time.

2018/19 North American tour

Sep 02 - Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
Sep 04 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Sep 06 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sep 08 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
Sep 11 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sep 13 - Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
Sep 15 - Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
Oct 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct 20 - State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
Oct 22 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Oct 27 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
Oct 29 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Nov 28 - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
Nov 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec 02 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Dec 05 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Dec 07 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec 09 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Jan 18, 2019 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Jan 20, 2019 - Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Jan 22, 2019 - Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan 24, 2019 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan 28, 2019 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Jan 30, 2019 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
Feb 01, 2019 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb 28, 2019 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
Mar 02, 2019 - Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
Mar 04, 2019 - Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
Mar 06, 2019 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar 09, 2019 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Mar 11, 2019 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mar 13, 2019 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

See also:

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