Metallica promised a big announcement today, and they have delivered. After a successful first run of dates here in North America last year, the heavy metal giants have decided to return in 2018/2019. Here’s the official statement from Metallica.com, “We dropped a few hints this past weekend and now we’re here to make it official… 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 U.S. and Canada kicking off on September 2, 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 Fall/Winter tour will mark a few firsts for us as each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by our very good friend Jim Breuer. Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before us with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways and much more. And if you love to travel and one show just isn’t enough, then perhaps the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket is for you! For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American 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! A limited number of 250 of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598 (yes… we are celebrating the re-issue of the Garage Days Re-Revisited EP!). All sale dates and times below.
Of course, some things don’t change! As we have been doing for most of the WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend or family member… you’ll receive info via e-mail after your ticket purchase on how to obtain your copy.** The enhanced experience options designed to take your Metalli-night to the next level are also returning as we continue to partner with the team that makes it all happen at CID Entertainment. You’ll have three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of us(!). Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.
Finally, we’ll continue to raise funds for our All Within My Hands foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities, music education programs and local food banks. Continuing our collaboration with Crowdrise, we encourage you to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows and each time you donate, you’ll be entered to win tickets, pre-show party passes, meet and greet passes, and one lucky winner will be flown to the last show on the tour. For more information, visit crowdrise.com/Metallica2018.
“Enough!” you say. “How do I get tickets?” Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, February 27th. Click here for all the details. Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning at 11:00 AM local time tomorrow, February 27th and for a complete list of other presales, click here. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM local time.
We’re having an absolute blast indoors in Europe, so why not extend the fun?!? We’ll see you back in North America this Fall!”
Here are the dates:
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, 2019 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
January 20, 2019 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
January 22, 2019 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
January 24, 2019 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 28, 2019 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
January 30, 2019 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
February 1, 2019 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
February 28, 2019 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
March 2, 2019 – Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
March 4, 2019 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 6, 2019 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 9, 2019 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 11, 2019 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13, 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena