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Metallica Expands WorldWired Tour With 34 New North American Shows



The heavy metal rock icon Metallica is heading back to North America for a massive 34-date series of concerts as part of the WorldWired Tour.

The tour aims to promote the band's latest album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, which was released in November 2016.

Metallica Goes Back On Tour

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will perform in 34 locations across the United States. The second leg of the band's North American tour will kickoff in September at Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Then, the band will perform in Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, Winnipeg, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Salt Lake, Portland, Sacramento, Tulsa, Nashville, and other major cities. The tour will end in March 2019 with a performance in Michigan.

The 34-date North American trek follows the band's 25-date series of concerts last year. This year, the band will visit locations that it has not made appearances in decades.

The Grand Forks in North Dakota will be hosting the band for the first time in 30 years. El Paso, Birmingham, Alabama, and Sioux Falls will be seeing the band perform their hit songs for the first time in 25 years, reported The Rolling Stone.

Tickets will go on sale starting March 2 via Live Nation. However, Fan Club presale begins on Thursday, Feb. 27. Spotify will also sell advanced tickets starting Feb. 28, Wednesday.

The band is also offering a "Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets" which will give fans access to the Metallica performances anywhere in the United States as part of the tour. Only 250 Black Tickets will be available.

Interested fans can purchase the Black Tickets for $598 to celebrate the reissue of the 1987 EP The $5.98 E.P. / $9.98 CD: Garage Days Re-Revisited. Fans who purchase the Black Ticket will need to reserve their seats for each show 48 hours before the performance.

"For the first time in 'Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour," the band said in a statement. "Feel like trucking to Tulsa? Booking to Boise? Motoring to Minneapolis? No problem... you pick the show, call us no less than 48 hours before the gig and you're in!"

The tour will feature a "Light It Up" pre-show party hosted by comedian Jim Breuer, a friend of the band members. It will also have a house DJ while Breuer will host fan interaction, giveaways, and get the audience laughing.

Watch the "Metallica: WorldWired North America 2018-2019" tour below.


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