The 34-date trek finds Metallica heading to cities the band didn’t visit during their 25-date North American stadium tour in 2017, including some markets they haven’t visited in decades: Grand Forks, North Dakota will host its first Metallica gig in 30 years on September 8th, while Metallica will also visit El Paso, Birmingham, Alabama and Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the first time in over 25 years.
The jaunt kicks off September 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin and keeps Metallica on the road through 2019, concluding March 13th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tickets go on sale to the public starting March 2nd at Live Nation and the Fan Club presale begins February 27th. Each ticket purchase will be accompanied by a physical or digital copy of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.
Comedian Jim Breuer will host a “Light It Up” pre-show party at every gig. “Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before the band with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways and much more,” the band said.
Metallica are also offering “Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets,” allowing fans floor access to every Metallica concert on the upcoming trek. “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 of the tickets, of which only 250 will be available. “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!”