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Metallica Officially Announce Summer Stadium Tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and Gojira, Launch New Charity

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As expected, this morning Metallica have officially announced their summer stadium tour — dubbed the ‘WorldWired 2017 North American Tour’ — with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. The announcement does, however, contain two unexpected surprised: 1) that the mighty Gojira will also appear on select dates, and 2) that Metallica are launching a new charity, the All Within My Hands Foundation, which is devoted to making sure no child ever has to hear St. Anger again. No, I’m kidding, it’s a real charity, I just think it’s funny they took the name from a song off an album no one likes.

ANYWAY, here’s the entire announcement, direct from the band’s website:

It was one of the worst kept secrets in the touring world and now we’re here to finally make it official… yes, the WorldWired tour will be hitting the road in North America this summer for our first extended tour of the States and Canada since 2009! Whew… it certainly has been way too long and we are beyond excited to be visiting all of our friends in North America. We’re also psyched to announce that after joining us in Minneapolis last year, Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat have graciously signed on to be the main support acts for the run.

We’ll be visiting mostly football and baseball stadiums with a few festivals sprinkled in, along with (once again!) participating in the grand opening festivities celebrating the re-opening of Nassau Coliseum in New York. As we introduced for the Mexico City shows, and you seemed to dig it, every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend or family member… you’ll receive info via e-mail after your ticket purchase on how to obtain your copy.*

The recent shows in Copenhagen brought the well-received debut of the enhanced experience options designed to take your Metalli-night to the next level. For this tour, we have again partnered with the team that makes it all happen at CID Entertainment to offer four options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the ‘Memory Remains’ exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of us(!). For full package details and to see photos and video from Copenhagen, click here.

Finally, we’re proud to also announce the formation of our All Within My Hands Foundationand our collaboration with Crowdrise. 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. Check it out at crowdrise.com/metallica.

“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.

It’s been a long time coming and we cannot wait to be a part of a good old-fashioned summer tour from coast to coast. We will see you out there!

And here are the 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 – 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 • †
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park • †
July 14 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete de Quebec***
July 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

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