Who else was furious at the serious snub that Metallica received at the 59th Grammy Awards 2017? Not only were they not introduced on stage by Laverne Cox (who instead only called out Lady Gaga), but Hetfield’s mic didn’t work and he had to try and keep up to a stripper-esque Gaga who kept prancing around on stage. But in typical metal style, he kicked his mic, threw his guitar and the band is announcing their tour of North America just one day after the debacle.
In support of their hit 10th studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, Metallica will go on a 25-date tour with Avenged Sevenfold and and Volbeat, though Gojira will be taking over from Volbeat for the last 6 dates of the tour. In a statement, Metallica said –
“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!
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 digital copy of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.”
Tickets will go on sale for club members starting February 14, 2017. Visit the official Metallica website for more information.
Here are the dates for Metallica’s WorldWired North American Tour 2017 –
May 10 – M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
May 12 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
May 14 – Rutherford Metlife Stadium – New York, NY
May 17 – The New Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
May 19 – Gilette Stadium – Foxborough, MA
May 21 – Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH
June 4 – Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
June 7 – Sports Authority Field At Mile High – Denver, CO
June 11 – NRG Stadium – Houston, TX
June 14 – Alamodome – San Antonio, TX
June 16 – AT&T Stadium – Dallas, TX
June 18 – Soldier Field – Chicago, IL
Jul 5 – Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL
July 7 – Hard Rock Stadium – Miami, FL
July 9 – SunTrust Park – Atlanta, GA
July 12 – Comercia Park – Detroit, MO
July 14 – City Festival D’Ete de Quebec – Montreal, QC
July 16 – Rogers Center – Toronto, ON
July 19 – Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, QC
July 29 – Rose Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 4 – University Of Phoenix Stadium – Phoenix, AZ
Aug 6 – Petco Park – San Diego, CA
Aug 9 – CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
Aug 14 – BC Place – Vancouver, BC
Aug 16 – Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton, AB