Metallica is far from done promoting its last studio album. Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, released in Nov. 2016, was hailed by many as the metal overlords’ finest album of the 21st century, and later this year they’ll be taking tracks like “Atlas, Rise!” and “Moth Into Flame” to North American cities they missed in 2017 — some they haven’t played in decades.
Announced today (Feb. 26), this new leg of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour features 34 gigs, beginning Sept. 2 in Madison, Wisconsin, and concluding March 13 of next year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Within that period, the quartet will hit North Dakota for the first time in 30 years and South Dakota for the first time in 25. Also included are more traditional markets such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Nashville.
The general public can begin purchasing tickets this Friday (March 2), following tomorrow’s pre-sales for fan club members and Citi card holders and a Spotify pre-sale Feb. 28.
Comedian Jim Breuer, a friend of the band, will open each concert alongside a house DJ with a stand-up routine, giveaways and other fan interaction.
Find all the dates for the Live Nation-produced tour below.
Sept. 2 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
Sept. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Sept. 6 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 8 – Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
Sept. 11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sept. 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
Sept. 15 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 20 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Oct. 27 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
Oct. 29 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Nov. 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 28 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 2 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Dec. 5 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Dec. 7 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec. 9 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Jan. 18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Jan. 20 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Jan. 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan. 24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Jan. 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
March 2 – Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
March 4 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 6 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 9 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena