Metallica today 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 10th in Baltimore, MD 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.
Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 AM local time, with presale tickets available to all Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 17th at 10:00 AM local time. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired…To Self-Destruct album, available as a physical CD or a digital download.
Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans should expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their albums within 14 business days after their purchase. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page.
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct was released on November 18 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations.
Praise for Hardwired…To Self-Destruct includes: The New York Times: “Metallica has embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control;” Rolling Stone: “Metallica’s ‘Hardwired’ shreds back to vintage eighties terror;” Decibel: “Metallica balances legacy, longevity, and longitude with Hardwired…To Self-Destruct;” Kerrang!: “This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they’ve done since The Black album? Yep;” The Guardian: “Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years;” NME: “Metallica remain both vital and innovative;” San Jose Mercury News: “Metallica has once again delivered an album that echoes and underscores the mood of millions;” and much more.
Metallica 2017 tourdates
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*+