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,…