METALLICA TO KICK OFF THE WORLDWIRED 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TONIGHT

   Metallica will kick off their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct tonight in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band's first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates and visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.



Hardwired...To Self Destruct was released on November 18 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week.  The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com

Praise for Hardwired...To Self-Destruct includes:  The New York Times: "Metallica has embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control;"  Rolling Stone: "Metallica's 'Hardwired' shreds back to vintage eighties terror;"  Decibel: "Metallica balances legacy, longevity, and longitude with Hardwired...To Self-Destruct;Kerrang!: "This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they've done since The Black album? Yep;" The Guardian: "Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years;," NME: "Metallica remain both vital and innovative;"  San Jose Mercury News:  "Metallica has once again delivered an album that echoes and underscores the mood of millions;" and much more.

To purchase Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, click HERE.

WorldWired Live 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 9 - Dayton, IA - Iowa Speedway
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 11-13 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
August 14 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place*+
August 16 - Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H


 
ABOUT METALLICA
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991's Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.  In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

ABOUT AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums - including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007's Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1's on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and Hail To The King (2013)- achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They've also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including "Bat Country," "Almost Easy," "Scream," "Nightmare," "Welcome To The Family," "So Far Away," and "Hail To The King," and "Shepherd of Fire." The group, which hails from Huntington Beach, CA., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals.

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