Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Metallica expand tour of Australia and New Zealand

Metallica have added a pair of dates to their tour of Australia and New Zealand later this year.

Set to begin in Perth on October 17, the series will expand from six to eight concerts following news of huge local interest in the rare visit by the veteran metal outfit.

“You guys amaze us with all the love Down Under!,” says the band. “Thanks to you and some quick sell-outs, we’re going to extend the tour and are excited to announce that we’ve added two additional dates, one more in Melbourne on October 24 and another in Auckland on November 2. It’s been over six years since we last visited Australia, nine years since we’ve been in New Zealand, so it’s about time!

“Slipknot has signed on for two more and will be joining us for both shows. Those of you with Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets are invited too; your tickets will be good for any of the eight shows in Australia and New Zealand. See you in October!”

Metallica fan club presales begin Wednesday, April 3 at 1 PM local time, while general public tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 9 at 2 PM local time – for full details, visit metallica.com.

With the recent completion of the North American arena leg of their WorldWired tour, the band will next be seen alongside Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants as they host the 7th annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park on April 26, following which they will launch a summer trek across Europe in Lisbon, Portugal on May 1.

"WorldWired" tour

Australia/New Zealand 2019

Oct 17 - Perth, AU @ Optus Stadium
Oct 20 - Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Oval
Oct 22 - Melbourne, AU @ Marvel Stadium
Oct 24 - Melbourne, AU @ Marvel Stadium **
Oct 26 - Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium
Oct 29 - Brisbane, AU @ QSAC
Oct 31 - Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium
Nov 02 - Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium **

** new date added

See also:

VIDEO: Metallica perform 1984 classic in rare Indianapolis show
Metallica announce exclusive fan club show with San Francisco Symphony
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VIDEO: Metallica perform Seek And Destroy in rare Kansas City show
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