They dropped a few hints this past weekend and now it is official… Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this Fall! Following last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is 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 they will be visiting 34 cities that they did not go to last year, and a few that they 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 the band. Each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by their very good friend Jim Breuer. Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before the band 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… celebrating the re-issue of the Garage Days Re-Revisited EP!). All sale dates and times below.
Of course, some things don’t change! As they 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 Metallica 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 the band(!) For full package details, visit here.
Finally, Metallica continue to raise funds for their 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 their collaboration with Crowdrise, Metallica 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.
“Enough!” you say. “How do I get tickets?” Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, February 27th. Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting on Wednesday February 28th.
*“Wherever I May Roam” Black Tickets are non-transferable and if re-sold will be revoked. Each ticket is good for entry to Metallica specific shows and may not be used for festivals, promotional shows, benefit concerts or any other dates not included in the 34 city North American tour announced on February 26, 2018. Use of a Black Ticket will require a reservation for each show you plan to attend no less than 48 hours in advance. More details about how to use your Black Ticket will be sent to purchasers via e-mail.
**Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans should expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their albums WITHIN 21 business days after their purchase. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page.
METALLICA WORLDWIRED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2018-2019
Sep 2, 2018 Madison, WI Kohl Center
Sep 4, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sep 6, 2018 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sep 8, 2018 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
Sep 11, 2018 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sep 13, 2018 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
Sep 15, 2018 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Oct 16, 2018 Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct 18, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Oct 20, 2018 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
Oct 22, 2018 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Oct 27, 2018 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Oct 29, 2018 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Nov 26, 2018 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Nov 28, 2018 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Nov 30, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec 2, 2018 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Dec 5, 2018 Portland, OR Moda Center
Dec 7, 2018 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Dec 9, 2018 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 1, 2019 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Feb 28, 2019 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Mar 2, 2019 Lubbock, TX United Supermarkets Arena
Mar 4, 2019 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
Mar 6, 2019* Kansas City, MO* Sprint Center*
Mar 9, 2019 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Mar 11, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mar 13, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
*On sale date TBA.