Monday, September 24, 2018

Metallica announce European tour

Metallica have expanded their WordWired tour in support of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” with a newly-announced series of shows in Europe next year.

“We promised we would be back . . . it’s the return of the European summer vacation!,” says Metallica. “Following the attendance breaking indoor arena run that ended in May of this year, we are psyched to announce that we will be returning to Europe in May of next year to do an outdoor run of our own shows, primarily in stadiums, but also the occasional park and even a castle thrown in for good measure!

“Kicking off May 1, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, the tour will visit 25 cities across 20 countries including many cities we did not stop in on the most recent excursion: Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest, Göteborg and Brussels (first time since 1988!) are all on the itinerary this summer. We also have three firsts (go figure!) with shows in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna Finland, and Tartu, Estonia.

“Joining us for the festivities will be Ghost and Bokassa.”

“This tour also marks the appearance of another first in Europe with the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket, a wildly popular addition to our menu of options for the current North American tour,” adds the band. “The Black Ticket is your one-stop shop; a single ticket that allows you Golden Circle access to any Metallica show on the 2019 European tour. Pick your city from A(msterdam) to Z(ürich), make a reservation online no less than 48 hours before the gig and you're in!

“A limited number of 750 of these Black Tickets will be available for 598 Euro and you can get yours by visiting or by clicking any of the European “Enhanced Experiences” links in the Tour Section of”

Fan Club presales begin Tuesday, September 25 at 10 a.m. CEST for Legacy Members and 11 a.m. CEST for Fifth Members, with general public tickets on sale Friday, September 28 at 10 AM local time via the usual outlets.

During their current fall tour of North America, Metallica will release multiple 30th anniversary editions of their 1988 album, “…And Justice For All”, on November 2.

The remastered reissue will be available in multiple configurations, including a Standard Double 180 gram LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, cassette, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard album (available to stream and download), an Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download).

2019 European tour

May 01 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Estádio do Restelo
May 03 - Madrid, Spain @ Valdebebas
May 05 - Barcelona, Spain @ Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
May 08 - Milan, Italy @ SNAI San Siro Hippodrome
May 10 - Zürich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund
May 12 - Paris, France @ Stade de France
Jun 08 - Dublin, Ireland @ Slane Castle
Jun 11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Johan Cruijff Arena
Jun 13 - Köln, Germany @ RheinEnergieStadion
Jun 16 - Brussels, Belgium @ Koning Boudewijnstadion
Jun 18 - Manchester, England @ Etihad Stadium
Jun 20 - London, England @ Twickenham Stadium
Jul 06 - Berlin, Germany @ Olympiastadion
Jul 09 - Göteborg, Sweden @ Ullevi
Jul 11 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Telia Parken
Jul 13 - Trondheim, Norway @ Granåsen
Jul 16 - Hämeenlinna, Finland @ Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
Jul 18 - Tartu, Estonia @ Raadi Airfield
Jul 21 - Moscow, Russia @ Luzhniki Stadium
Aug 14 - Bucharest, Romania @ Arena Națională
Aug 16 - Vienna, Austria @ Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Aug 18 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Airport Letnany
Aug 21 - Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
Aug 23 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
Aug 25 - Mannheim, Germany @ Palastzelt Maimarktgelände

See also:

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Search Metallica at hennemusic