Metallica Announces 34-Date U.S. Arena Tour

first_imgMetallica will bring their WorldWired Tour back on the road later this year when they embark on a 34-date run across much of North America. The outing will last well into 2019, and will take the band to many cities they missed on the 2017 leg of their tour.Metallica’s upcoming jaunt will kick off in Madison, WI on September 2nd before wrapping up in Grand Rapids, MI on March 13th, 2019. Evidently, the tour will find the band performing in a number of locales that have been off their radar for some time. According to Rolling Stone, the metal icons haven’t played in El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL, and Sioux Falls, SD in over 25 years, while Grand Forks, ND hasn’t seen a Metallica show in more than three decades.As was the case with last year’s tour, Metallica will be hitting the road in support of their 2016 LP Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Unlike last year’s tour, the upcoming run will feature opening sets from comedian and longtime Metallica friend/fan Jim Bruer, who will perform at a series of “Light It Up” pre-show parties before every gig. Watch Bruer riff on his friends in Metallica below:Jim Bruer On Metallica:[Video: Metallic Power]In a move that would make plenty of jam band fans salivate, Metallica, through CID Entertainment, will also be selling a limited amount of “Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets” that give fans floor access to every stop on the tour (provided they give at least 48 hours notice). Only 250 of these tickets will be sold.Pre-sale tickets for the next leg of the WorldWired Tour will go on sale February 27th, and tickets will be available to the general public at 10 am local time on March 2nd. Watch the announcement video and check out a full list of dates below.Metallica WorldWired Tour DatesSeptember 2 Madison, WI – Kohl CenterSeptember 4 Minneapolis, MN – Target CenterSeptember 6 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank ArenaSeptember 8 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus CenterSeptember 11 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier CenterSeptember 13 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS PlaceSeptember 15 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel CentreOctober 16 Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport CenterOctober 18 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints ArenaOctober 20 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan CenterOctober 22 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum CenterOctober 27 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank CenterOctober 29 Albany, NY – Times Union CenterNovember 26 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile ArenaNovember 28 Boise, ID – Taco Bell ArenaNovember 30 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home ArenaDecember 2 Spokane, WA – Spokane ArenaDecember 5 Portland, OR – Moda CenterDecember 7 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 CenterDecember 9 Fresno, CA – Save Mart CenterJanuary 18, 2019 Tulsa, OK – BOK CenterJanuary 20, 2019 Little Rock, AR – Verizon ArenaJanuary 22, 2019 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCCJanuary 24, 2019 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone ArenaJanuary 28, 2019 Raleigh, NC – PNC ArenaJanuary 30, 2019 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank ArenaFebruary 1, 2019 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans ArenaFebruary 28, 2019 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins CenterMarch 2, 2019 Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets ArenaMarch 4, 2019 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank ArenaMarch 6, 2019 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterMarch 9, 2019 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! CenterMarch 11, 2019 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life FieldhouseMarch 13, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arenalast_img read more