“We dropped a few hints this past weekend and now we’re here to make it official,” says Metallica. “The WorldWired tour returns to North America this Fall! 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 US and Canada kicking off on September 2nd, 2018, in Madison, WI. 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?!”

The tour will also feature a few firsts. Each show will have a “Light It Up” pre-show party hosted by the band’s friend, comedian Jim Breuer: There will be a house DJ to “get the night rocking” and Breuer will “hit the stage before the band with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways and much more.”

The band is also offering a “Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket” that will give a limited number of fans floor access to any show on the 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!,” the release reads  A limited number of 250 of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598.” Full details are below.

Presales for Fan Club members begin February 27. Citi card members may purchase tickets beginning at 11:00 AM local time on February 27th and Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting on February 28. Public onsale is Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM local time.

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour is produced by Live Nation.

*”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.

Tour dates:

September

2 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center

4 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

6 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

8 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center

11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center

13 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place

15 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre

October

16 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center

18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

20 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center

22 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

27 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center

29 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center

November

26 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

28 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena

30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

December

2 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

5 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

7 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

9 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

January

18 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

20 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena

22 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC

24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

28 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

30 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena

February

1 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center

March

2 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena

4 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena

6 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

9 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center

11 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

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