Well, the not-so-well-kept secret tour announcement is here! Fresh off their performance with Lady Gaga at the GRAMMYs last night, Metallica announced a massive North American tour. Metallica will be touring with Volbeat and Avenged Sevenfold, just as we'd all expected, with the addition of Gojira on the final six days! Here are allthe details on how to obtain tickets, courtesy of Metallica's website.
“How do I get tickets?” you ask! Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, February 14th. Click here for all the details. Citi card members may purchase tickets beginning at 11:00 AM local time tomorrow, February 14th and for a complete list of other presales, click here. Public onsale is Friday, February 17th at 10:00 AM local time except where indicated below.
The band has also announced its All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports various local charities. You can check all those details and donations options here as well! Essentially the donation process works by you choosing your tour date, seeing what charity they're donating to that night, and then making the proper donation.
All funds raised will be donated to a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, along with continuing to donate to music education programs and food banks. As we gear up to hit the road in North America, we’re proud to also announce our collaboration with Crowdrise and we hope we’ve inspired you to make a donation when you purchase your tickets to the upcoming gigs… you can win some pretty cool prizes each night in the States and one lucky winner for the tour will travel with us to a show along the way. Read all about it and get the scoop on some of our other efforts at crowdrise.com/metallicamusic.
Every ticket sold will come with a copy of the band's new album, Hardwired… To Self Destruct.
Anyway, all that said, dates for the tour are below. It's pretty much what you expected too, as far as giant stadiums and relatively huge venues… though at this stage of the game, did you expect anything less from Metallica?
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