Metallica adds North American tour stops to massive WorldWired tour

If you thought Metallica were about to take a break once the European leg of their “WorldWired” tour wraps up, then you would be sadly mistaken. On Monday (Feb. 26), the iconic rock band announced an additional 33 stops on their current tour. Returning to North America in the fall, the newly added leg of the excursion will kick off on Sept. 2 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. After being on the road off and on throughout the end of 2018 and well into 2019, the trek will conclude on March 13, 2019 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

As if additional tour dates weren’t enough, this excursion will also find the band performing at venues they have not played in over two decades.

The band will return to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota 30 years after their last show there. Joining Grand Fork on the list of places they haven’t played in a long time (over 25 years) are: El Paso, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

General ticket sales for the new tour stops go on sale beginning this Friday, March 2. Members of Metallica’s fan clubs will be given the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning this Tuesday, Feb. 27.

The newly added tour dates will be in support of Metallica’s recently released and award-nominated album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. The record was released in November of 2016 and debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

For now, the newly added WorldWired tour dates can be seen below.


Sept. 02 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
Sept. 04 – Minneapolis, MN –  Target Center
Sept. 06 – Lincoln, NE –  Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 08 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
Sept. 11 – Sioux Falls, SD –  Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sept. 13 – Winnipeg, MB –  Bell MTS Place
Sept. 15 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment And Sports Centre
Oct. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 20 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 22 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Oct. 27 – Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center
Oct. 29 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Nov 26 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 28 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 12 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Dec. 05 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Dec. 07 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Dec 09 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Jan. 20 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Jan. 22 – Birmingham, AL –  Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Jan. 24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Jan. 30 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
Feb. 01 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
March 02 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
March 04 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
March 06 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
March 09 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum Center
March 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldshouse
March 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena


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