Metallica WorldWired 2017 Tour Follows Grammy Snafuby Best Classic Bands Staff
They had teased the announcement on social media and today (Feb. 13), Metallica formally revealed their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their recent album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour, many dates of which will be held in stadiums, kicks off on May 10 and will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking Metallica‘s first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See the confirmed dates below.
The announcement came one day after the mic problems that Metallica’s James Hetfield encountered at the 2017 Grammy Awards during their performance with Lady Gaga. (Watch it below.)
Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 9 a.m. local time; two hours prior to Met Club members and Citi cardmembers who have a 11 a.m. start time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Click here for details. (Tickets are already available via Ticket Network.)
Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired…To Self-Destruct album, available as a physical CD or a digital download. Fans should expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their albums within 14 business days after their purchase.
Watch Metallica’s performance with Lady Gaga at the 2017 Grammy Awards…
Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer four options of special enhanced experiences on this tour, including premium tickets and amenities, including: early access to the venue, a visit to the ‘Memory Remains’ exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visit http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-tour-2017.
Additionally, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2009) inductees and nine-time Grammy® Award winning band has announced the formation of their All Within My Hands Foundation, which will raise funds to support a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, along with continuing to donate to music education programs and local food banks. Through a collaboration with Crowdrise, the band encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows. For more information, visit crowdrise.com/metallica.
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at #1 in many countries around the world including the U.S., selling a reported 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, with over 110 million albums worldwide. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the U.S.
Metallica WorldWired 2017 Tour Dates:
May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival (SOLD OUT)
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC– Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field*+
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+
*With Avenged Sevenfold