Metallica Unveils Exact Dates And Venues For North American Tour

Metallica has announced the details of the 2018-2019 North American leg of its “WorldWired” tour in support of the band’s latest album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. After teasing many of the cities included on the trek over the weekend, the band has now confirmed that the 34-date jaunt will kick off on September 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin and run through March 13th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tickets go on sale to the public starting March 2nd at Live Nation, with a fan club pre-sale beginning on February 27th.

The band said in a statement, “Following last summer’s sold-out 25-date stadium run, this year we’re bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the U.S. and Canada,” adding, “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?!”

  • Bassist Robert Trujillo told us a while back that Metallica always brings out a large-scale show for its fans: [“Bringing the show to life on the big stage is always great with Metallica. You know, there’s a lot of creative energy and focus that goes into that. Visual production, bringing it to life, while trying to create, you know, as much as possible something that’s intimate…just get out there and, you know, make it happen visually and sonically.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . visually and sonically.)
  • A limited number of 250 “Black Tickets” costing $598 each will allow buyers onto the floor of any show on the tour. Fans holding one of these tickets must alert the band’s organization 48 hours or more before the dates they want to attend.
  • Other ticket packages will include early access to the venue, a tour of the Metallica memorabilia exhibit and a meet-and-greet with members of the band. Each ticket purchase will be accompanied by a physical or digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
  • Newly confirmed Metallica tour dates (subject to change):
    September 2 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
    September 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
    September 6 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
    September 8 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
    September 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
    September 13 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
    September 15 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
    October 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
    October 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    October 20 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
    October 22 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
    October 27 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
    October 29 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
    November 26 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
    November 28 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
    November 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
    December 2 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
    December 5 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
    December 7 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
    December 9 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
    January 18 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
    January 20 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
    January 22 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
    January 24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    January 28 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
    January 30 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
    February 1 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
    February 28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
    March 2 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
    March 4 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
    March 6 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
    March 9 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
    March 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    March 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena