Thursday, March 7, 2019

Metallica and Slipknot team up for tour of Australia and New Zealand

Metallica and Slipknot are teaming up for a tour of Australia and New Zealand later this year.

The two week, six-show run (see schedule below) will open in Perth on October 17 and hit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane before closing in Auckland, NZ on October 31.

"It's been over six years since we last visited Australia and nine years since we were lucky enough to set foot in New Zealand... we're long overdue!,” says Metallica. “This trip represents another new adventure for us during the 'WorldWired' tour; it will be the first time we have ever headlined stadiums in Australia and New Zealand.

"To help us celebrate, our friends in Slipknot will be joining us for the journey... six cities, black tickets, enhanced experiences, free albums and downloads, and more!!”

"All the perks of the current 'WorldWired' tour will be in place,” the band continues, “starting with the 'Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket' we introduced a year ago in North America; just one ticket will allow floor access to any Metallica show in this part of the world. 'Black Ticket' holders need only choose the show(s) they would like to attend and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of these Black Tickets will be available for $598 AUD through CID Entertainment.

"As with most of the 'WorldWired' shows, every ticket purchased includes a choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct'. And once again, all tickets will include a free MP3 download of the show(s) attended, mixed and mastered by the team behind 'Hardwired'. The free full-show downloads can be obtained by scanning or entering the barcode from that show’s ticket stub at”

"Last but not least,” adds Metallica, “the Enhanced Experience options will be available with three choices of special packages, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the 'Memory Remains' traveling museum to meeting members of the band. Visit CID Entertainment for full package details."

Metallica fan club presales begin Tuesday, March 12 at 1 p.m. local time for Legacy Members and 2 p.m. local time for Fifth Members; general public tickets will go on sale Monday, March 18 – for full details, visit

Metallica are currently playing the final dates of a North American arena tour that will wrap up in Grand Rapids, MI on March 13, following which the band will launch a summer trek across Europe in Lisbon, Portugal on May 1.

Metallica / Slipknot
Australia / New Zealand tour 2019

Oct 17 - Perth, AU @ Optus Stadium
Oct 20 - Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Oval
Oct 22 - Melbourne, AU @ Marvel Stadium
Oct 26 - Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium
Oct 29 - Brisbane, AU @ QSAC
Oct 31 - Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium

See also:

VIDEO: Metallica perform Black album classic in rare El Paso show
VIDEO: Metallica perform live debut of Here Comes Revenge in Texas
VIDEO: Metallica perform Black album classic in Cleveland
VIDEO: Metallica perform Confusion in North Carolina
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