Metallica Announce North American Leg of WorldWired Tour

Heavy metal legends set course for first full-scale U.S. trek since 2009

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Metallica Announce North American Leg of WorldWired Tour

Metallica have mapped out the North American dates of their 2017 WorldWired Tour. The heavy metal legends will storm stadiums, arenas and festival stages this summer on their first full-scale trek here since 2009.

The 25-date North American leg kicks off May 10th at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium and winds around the U.S. and Canada before concluding August 16th in Edmonton. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will open for the majority of the dates, with Gojira joining the bill for the August dates.

Tickets for the U.S. stretch of the WorldWired Tour go on sale February 17th. Legacy Fan Club members having an opportunity to buy tickets starting February 14th. Each ticket purchased for the WorldWired tour will come with either a digital or physical copy of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.

Metallica previously supported their new LP with a handful of U.S. small venue gigs (like New York's Webster Hall) in 2016, as well as the first ever concert at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium. In August 2016, Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone of the band's touring plans, "It's time to come back and do some proper penetration of America," noting that the band hadn't done a proper tour in the U.S. in nearly a decade.

On Sunday night's Grammys, Metallica teamed with Lady Gaga to perform the Hardwired track "Moth Into Flame," with the collaborators soldiering through a raging rendition despite being sabotaged by James Hetfield's faulty microphone.

Metallica Tour Dates

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 @ New Coliseum
May 19 - Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
May 21 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 - St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
June 7 - Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field
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
July 12 - Detroit, MI @ Comercia Park
July 14 - Quebec City, QC-@Festival D'Ete
July 16 - Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
July 19 - Montreal, QB @ 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

Metallica and Lady Gaga partnered for a blistering performance of "Moth Into Flame" at the Grammy Awards.