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Metallica Announce 2017 North America ‘Worldwired’ Tour Dates

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Metallica will head out for 25-date tour of the United States and Canada in May in support of their well-received new album Hardwired … to Self-Destruct.

Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira will provide support at various shows on the tour of football and baseball stadiums. You can see the full schedule below. Tickets go on sale for members of Metallica’s fan club members on Feb. 14 and to the public on Feb. 17.

Every ticket purchase comes with a physical or digital copy of Hardwired … to Self-Destruct, and fans will also have the chance to win “some pretty cool prizes” by making donations to the group’s All Within My Hands foundation. All funds raised will be donated to a cross section of national, local and Bay Area charities the individual band members support, along with music education programs and food banks.

The last time Metallica played a slate this extensive was six years ago for the World Magnetic Tour. They made stops in Puerto Rico and Latin America last year.

Kirk Hammett confirmed back in December that Metallica would be making this long-awaited return to the States. “It’s been a long time since we’ve done a proper American tour,” he said. “We’ve done European tours, Asian tours, South American tours — relatively recently — 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 playing new songs.”

He promised a “special stage” for those shows, though at that point Hammett was “keeping mum” about the details other that to say “it’s gonna be really cool, really fun and very Metallica.”

Metallica 2017 Worldwired North America 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 – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB †
May 19 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium †
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium**
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium †
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High • †
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 • †
June 12 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park • †
July 14 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete de Quebec***
June 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre • †
July 19 – Montreal, QC – 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 • ‡

** Rock On the Range is sold out.
*** Dallas will go on sale on February 18.
**** Quebec City will go on sale on March 9.
• Support from Avenged Sevenfold
† Support from Volbeat
‡ Support from Gojira

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