METALLICA Announces ‘WorldWired’ Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD And VOLBEAT

METALLICA announced their “WorldWired” 2017 North American tour in support of their new album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”. The “WorldWired” 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009. AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.

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.

Additionally, METALLICA 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.

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 04 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^
June 07 – 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 05 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 07 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 09 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia 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 04 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 06 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 09 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With AVENGED SEVENFOLD
^With VOLBEAT
+With GOJIRA

METALLICA has not done a full-length U.S. tour in more than seven years, but lead guitarist Kirk Hammett recently promised that the band will end that dry spell in 2017. Speaking with Billboard, Hammett said that the band’s home country will finally get the trek it deserves. “We’re very excited about it because it’s been a long, long time since we’ve done a proper American tour,” he said. “I mean, we’ve done European tours, Asian tours, South American tours, but we have not done a proper American tour as of late. So we’re very, very excited about it, and we’re very excited to be able to do it bringing new material to all our fans out there.”

METALLICA will be touring in support of its tenth studio album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, the band’s first all-new studio effort in eight years.

The album went to No. 1 in 58 countries, including the U.S., where it topped The Billboard 200 album chart.

Hammett also hinted at METALLICA bringing out a “special stage” for the tour, adding, “It’s gonna be really cool, really fun and very METALLICA.”

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently said on the Nerdist podcast that the band will cap its live schedule starting in 2017 at around fifty shows a year. He explained: “My body has told me to tell these guys that fifty shows a year is kind of what we can do, so make the best of those.”

Drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio a while back how METALLICA has changed the way it tours. “The old days of a year and a half on the road, I mean, that’s not going to happen again,” he said. “If our success has bought us anything, it’s the freedom to do these things the way we want to do them, on our own agenda, on our own time frame. We don’t really even need to have, like they say in the business, a ‘product’ out there. We can just sort of go out and tour if we wake up one morning and feel like it.”

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio that the band is looking forward to getting back on the road in the U.S. “Oh yeah, it’s exciting, you know,” he said. “We haven’t spent enough time in the States in recent years and it’s been a while, so rather than going and hanging out in Europe and spending a lot of time there before we come to the States, we’re actually hitting the States first. And that’s something that I’m really excited about, because it’s been a while. It seems like people are hungry for METALLICA again and they’ve been waiting a long time.”

METALLICA played three shows in Copenhagen, Denmark last week and performed at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles. The band also played an intimate concert for around 3,000 or so fans at the Hollywood Palladium that same night.

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