Metallica Announce 2018 and 2019 Tour Dates

2018-02-26

Story by Charles Ken, photo by Herring Herring

It seems the guys of Metallica are always up to something. On Friday (Feb. 23), the metal men teased a special announcement set for today (Feb. 26), and the news had fans speculating about everything from new tour dates to a new album to more reissue packages. Adding to the notion of new tour dates was the fact select major venues throughout North America also teased a big concert announcement on Monday.

As it turns out, the guys were gearing up to announce a long list of new North American tour dates. The newly-announced dates, which are part of the band’s popular WorldWired Tour, will kick off in September and run through March of 2019. Find the full tour roster below. The tour is in continued support of the band’s blockbuster 10th studio album, 2016’s “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.” For ticket information, visit Metallica.com.

In other news, Metallica is the latest artist selected to pick up the prestigious 2018 Polar Music Prize, also called the “Nobel Prize of Music.” The group will be honored with the Swedish award at a special ceremony on June 14. In a message on their Twitter feed, Metallica says, “We are truly humbled and inspired to be recognized in this manner!”

“Through virtuoso ensemble playing and its use of extremely accelerated tempos, Metallica has taken rock music to places it had never been before,” a statement on the Polar Music Prize website states. “In Metallica’s world, both a teenage bedroom and a concert hall can be transformed into a Valhalla. The strength of the band’s uncompromising albums has helped millions of listeners to transform their sense of alienation into a superpower.”

Metallica 2018 + 2019 WorldWired Tour Dates:

Sept. 02 – Madison, Wis. @ Kohl Center
Sept. 04 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
Sept. 06 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 08 – Grand Forks, N.D. @ Alerus Center
Sept. 11 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sept. 13 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Bell MTS Place
Sept. 15 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ SaskTel Centre
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Oct. 18 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 20 – State College, Penn. @ Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 22 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum Center
Oct. 27 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ KeyBank Center
Oct. 29 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
Nov. 26 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 28 – Boise, Idaho @ Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 02 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Dec. 05 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Dec. 07 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
Dec. 09 – Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Jan. 18 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
Jan. 20 – Little Rock, Ariz. @ Verizon Arena
Jan. 22 – Birmingham, Alab. @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan. 24 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Jan. 30 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 01 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
March 02 – Lubbock, Texas @ United Supermarkets Arena
March 04 – Wichita, Kan. @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 06 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
March 09 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
March 11 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena

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