Metallica Kicks Off First Full Tour Since 2009

Metallica Kicks Off First Full Tour Since 2009
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 14: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica In Concert - East Rutherford, NJ on May 14, 2017 in East Rutherford City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Metallica’s ‘WorldWired’ summer tour kicked off in Baltimore, Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium on May 10th. The 25-date run is the first time Metallica has done a fully extended North American and Canadian run since 2009 on their ‘World Magnetic Tour’. The California natives are on the road with Avenged Sevenfold, and for select dates Volbeat and Gojira join the all-star lineup.

The band proudly announced the formation of their ‘All Within My Hands Foundation’ and collaboration with Crowdrise. Their mission is to inspire fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming gigs. The incentive is to win cool prizes while giving back to a cause which benefits national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, along with continuing to donate to music education programs and food banks. To donate and enter to win tickets and meet and greet access, visit crowdrise.com/metallica.

At the MetLife Stadium stop of the tour in East Rutherford New Jersey, the Grammy-winning metal icons opened their 15 song headlining set with their 2016 release ‘Hardwired’. Metallica closed their set with an epic encore of Enter Sandman.

Metallica Setlist MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA 2017, WorldWired Tour

After the show at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, the band made an appearance on The Late show with Stephen Colbert, performing ‘Now That We’re Dead’ from their latest release, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

The North American leg of the ‘WorldWired’ tour ends in on August 16 in Edmonton, AB at Commonwealth Stadium. Visit Ticketmaster for a full list of dates and ticket info.

If you live on the other side of the pond, you will also have a chance to catch the fiery production and intoxicatingly intricate guitar riffs that Metallica shows are famously known for. The band has recently announced a European leg to the ‘WorldWired Tour’! The European string of dates kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4 and September 6.

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