Metallica to embark on North American WorldWired Tour

Metallica’s high anticipated Grammys performance with Lady Gaga ended up being a little of a hot mess due to some technical difficulties, but difficulties be damned as they soldiered through “Moth into Flame.” On Monday (Feb. 13), the California-founded band put their Sunday night gig on the back burner as they unveiled plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this year. The North American leg of Metallica’s “WorldWired Tour” is set to kick off on May 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and wrap up about three months later on Aug. 16 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and 2017 Grammy nominees Gojira will hit the road alongside the band. The “WorldWired Tour” is the band’s first outing in eight years. Their last tour was in support of their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. For the release of their new album, Hardwired… to Self Destruct, Metallica decided to stick to more intimate venues as opposed to hitting major markets’ arenas and stadiums.

Pre-sale tickets for those in Metallica’s fan club will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Feb. 14. Public ticket sales will begin on Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. local time with the exception of the Dallas show (AT&T Stadium) and their appearance at Festival d’ete de Quebec in Quebec City. The Dallas date will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 18 and the Festival d’ete de Quebec will go on sale March 9. For more information about the upcoming tour, head on over to Metallica’s website. For now, the complete list of dates can be seen below.


May 10 – Baltimore, Md. – M&T Bank Stadium

May 12 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Field

May 14 – East Rutherford, N.J. – MetLife Stadium

May 17 – Uniondale, N.Y. – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB

May 19 – Foxborough, Mass. – Gillette Stadium

May 21 – Columbus, Ohio – Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium

June 4 – St. Louis, Mo. – Busch Stadium

June 7 – Denver, Colo. – Sports Authority Field at Mile High

June 11 – Houston, Texas – NRG Stadium

June 14 – San Antonio, Texas – Alamodome

June 16 – Dallas, Texas – AT&T Stadium

June 18 – Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field

July 5 – Orlando, Fla. – Camping World Stadium

July 7 – Miami, Fla. – Hard Rock Stadium

July 9 – Atlanta, Ga. – SunTrust Park

July 12 – Detroit, Mich. – Comerica Park

July 14 – Quebec City, Quebec – Festival D’Ete de Quebec

July 16 – Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre

July 19 – Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean-Drapeau

July 29 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Rose Bowl

Aug. 4 – Phoenix, Ariz. – University of Phoenix Stadium

Aug. 6 – San Diego, Calif. – Petco Park

Aug. 9 – Seattle, Wash. – CenturyLink Field

Aug. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place

Aug. 16 – Edmonton, Alberta – Commonwealth Stadium

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