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Metallica Reveals Dates For Second North American Leg of WorldWired Tour

Metallica Reveals Dates For Second North American Leg of WorldWired Tour

You can’t keep a good band down! They dropped a few hints this past weekend and now it is official… Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this Fall!  Following last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the U.S. and Canada kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI.  Along the way they will be visiting 34 cities that they did not go to last year, and a few that they haven’t been to in decades, including Grand Forks, ND (nearly 30 years), Sioux Falls, SD, El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL (nearly 26 years) and State College, PA (20 years).  About time, wouldn’t you say?!

The Fall/Winter tour will mark a few firsts for the band. Each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by their very good friend Jim Breuer.  Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before the band with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways and much more.  And if you love to travel and one show just isn’t enough, then perhaps the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket is for you!  For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour.  Feel like trucking to Tulsa?  Booking to Boise?  Motoring to Minneapolis?  No problem… you pick the show, call us no less than 48 hours before the gig and you’re in!  A limited number of 250 of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598 (yes… celebrating the re-issue of the Garage Days Re-Revisited EP!).  All sale dates and times below.

Of course, some things don’t change!  As they have been doing for most of the WorldWired shows, 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 enhanced experience options designed to take your Metalli-night to the next level are also returning as Metallica continue to partner with the team that makes it all happen at CID Entertainment.  You’ll have three 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 the band(!) For full package details, visit https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-worldwired-tour

Finally, Metallica continue to raise funds for their All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities, music education programs and local food banks. Continuing their collaboration with Crowdrise, Metallica encourage you to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows and each time you donate, you’ll be entered to win tickets, pre-show party passes, meet and greet passes, and one lucky winner will be flown to the last show on the tour. For more information, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/Metallica2018

“Enough!” you say. “How do I get tickets?” Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, February 27th. Visit https://metallica.com/metclub for all the details. Citi card members may purchase tickets beginning at 11:00 AM local time tomorrow, February 27th and Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting on Wednesday February 28th. For a complete list of other presales, visit https://metallica.comPublic onsale is Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM local time.

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour is produced by Live Nation.

*”Wherever I May Roam” Black Tickets are non-transferable and if re-sold will be revoked.  Each ticket is good for entry to Metallica specific shows and may not be used for festivals, promotional shows, benefit concerts or any other dates not included in the 34 city North American tour announced on February 26, 2018.  Use of a Black Ticket will require a reservation for each show you plan to attend no less than 48 hours in advance.  More details about how to use your Black Ticket will be sent to purchasers via e-mail.

**Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans should expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their albums WITHIN 21 business days after their purchase. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page.

METALLICA WORLDWIRED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2018-2019 

Sep 2, 2018
Madison, WI
Kohl Center
Sep 4, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Sep 6, 2018
Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sep 8, 2018
Grand Forks, ND
Alerus Center
Sep 11, 2018
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sep 13, 2018
Winnipeg, MB
Bell MTS Place
Sep 15, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
SaskTel Centre
Oct 16, 2018
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct 18, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena
Oct 20, 2018
State College, PA
Bryce Jordan Center
Oct 22, 2018
Charlotte, NC
Spectrum Center
Oct 27, 2018
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center
Oct 29, 2018
Albany, NY
Times Union Center
Nov 26, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
Nov 28, 2018
Boise, ID
Taco Bell Arena
Nov 30, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec 2, 2018
Spokane, WA
Spokane Arena
Dec 5, 2018
Portland, OR
Moda Center
Dec 7, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
Dec 9, 2018
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
Jan 18, 2019
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center
Jan 20, 2019
Little Rock, AR
Verizon Arena
Jan 22, 2019
Birmingham, AL
Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan 24, 2019
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Jan 28, 2019
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena
Jan 30, 2019
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
Feb 1, 2019
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Feb 28, 2019
El Paso, TX
Don Haskins Center
Mar 2, 2019
Lubbock, TX
United Supermarkets Arena
Mar 4, 2019
Wichita, KS
Intrust Bank Arena
Mar 6, 2019*
Kansas City, MO*
Sprint Center*
Mar 9, 2019
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center
Mar 11, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mar 13, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
*On sale date TBA.

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Metallica Launches Website For Their All Within My Hands Foundation

Metallica Launches Website For Their All Within My Hands Foundation

In February of this year, Metallica announced the formation of their All Within My Hands Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting and enriching the lives of the members of the communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. Today, the band has launched the website, www.allwithinmyhands.orgto keep fans up to date on the foundation, new activities, and the specific causes being supported. Fans can sign up for the e-mail list HERE to receive updates.

To celebrate the launch of the new website, as part of their “Give Good” campaign Starbucks and Spotify are donating $1 million to be divided between All Within My Hands, Chance The Rapper’s Social Works, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. To commemorate the partnerships, starting today (Tuesday, November 28th) limited edition gift cards featuring each artist will be available at 8,000 Starbucks stores throughout the U.S. while supplies last. Visit www.Starbucks.com to find your closest Starbucks store with available gift cards.

Metallica have long taken pride in giving back to their community and have played at many benefit concerts over the years, including the Bridge School Benefit Concerts (appearing three times), the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concerts, Live Earth, Global Citizen, and most recently Band Together Bay Area. The band has donated proceeds from ticket sales and album releases to various charitable organizations, including Fondation de France’s Give For France and Gilda’s Club NYC. Additionally, Metallica has met extensively with Make-A-Wish participants and supported local food banks around the world. Lastly, the band launched a partnership with Crowdrise encouraging fans to donate through their site for the chance to win tickets, meet & greets, access to pre-show parties and snake pit passes, and more.

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ERNIE BALL Offers Metallica Fans The Chance To Hang with Kirk and James with The “HETFIELD + HAMMETT Experience”

ERNIE BALL Offers Metallica Fans The Chance To Hang with Kirk and James with The “HETFIELD + HAMMETT Experience”

ERNIE BALL, the iconic maker of SLINKY guitar strings and instrument accessories, has announced the launch of the “Hetfield + Hammett Experience,” a partnership with longtime Ernie Ball artists and legendary guitarists JAMES HETFIELD and KIRK HAMMETT that will grant three lucky winners the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang with the guitarists at METALLICA Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Click HERE to see Hetfield and Hammett talking about “The Experience.”

Winners will also take home their choice of a Hetfield or Hammett Signature ESP Guitar as well as an Ernie Ball Prize Pack complete with their favorite gauge of SLINKY guitar strings and other prizes. The contest launches today, September 7, and runs through October 31.

“I have to say that HQ is kinda like NASA,” says Kirk Hammett. “You need the right credentials to get in, you need to know the right codes to get through the door. There are constantly people around making sure that whoever is there is there for a purpose. It’s pretty tight because it’s like the brain control…the mission control for all things Metallica.”

This is a pretty cool opportunity to get into Metallica’s creative space and see what it is, why it is, and what is in there that inspires us, said James Hetfield. “For me, as a fan of other bands, it would’ve been pretty awesome to have shown up in Phil Lynott’s writing space. This is gonna be a very special moment for whoever gets to show up at HQ.”

“To have artists like Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield trust our strings for over 35 years is something the Ernie Ball family is incredibly thankful and proud of,” says Ernie Ball President Brian Ball. “It also means our strings have been along for the epic ride of ‘Seek & Destroy,’ ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls,’ ‘Sad But True’ and many of the band’s biggest hits. We’re excited about this contest and looking forward to connecting the band and a few lucky fans in a special way.”

Fans can enter Ernie Ball’s “Hetfield + Hammett Experience” by purchasing qualifying packs of Ernie Ball Strings at Guitar Center or from Musician’s Friend, then entering the codes found inside the packs at ernieball.com/metallica for a chance to win.

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. Metallica’s latest album Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 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.

 

 

ABOUT ERNIE BALL
In 1962, Ernie Ball revolutionized rock music with the introduction of Slinkys®, the iconic light-gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by some of the most important artists in rock history, including  Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck, Slash and of course, Metallica, to name but a few. Ernie Ball strings have been used to write, record and perform some of the most important music in rock history. With its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, the company continued its pursuit of innovation.” Fifty-five years after giving us Slinkys, Ernie Ball is changing the landscape once again by creating PARADIGM, the world’s strongest, most durable and technologically advanced guitar strings. Kirk Hammett was one of many rock guitarists who accepted Ernie Ball’s challenge to try and snap the break-resistant strings – you can watch the results in this Billboard piece. Unlike their competitors, who are all corporate-owned, the Southern California-based company remains a family-run business. They employ a “techie artisan” approach that combines cutting-edge technology with handcrafted techniques and as pointed out by Adweek and Inc., they’ve become a high-quality content creator securing brand loyalty on the level of a major media organization. As Blink 182/Angels & Airwaves’ Tom DeLonge recently said at the premiere of his “Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone” television special, “Who would’ve thought that a company that makes guitar strings would be so influential? It’s crazy.” As covered by theHuffington Post, the company recently announced a new line of guitars, which they designed with Grammy winner St. Vincent.

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Metallica To Re-Release ‘Master Of Puppets’ On November 10, 2017

Metallica To Re-Release ‘Master Of Puppets’ On November 10, 2017

Metallica has announced that they will reissue their third album, Master of Puppets on November 10th on their own Blackened Recordings. The album has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in various digital and physical configurations. The reissue is available for pre-order beginning today at www.metallica.comwhere fans can see the full package details and track listing. Those who pre-order the standard album will receive an instant download of  “Disposable Heroes (Remastered)”. Those who pre-order the expanded or deluxe editions will receive an instant download of “Disposable Heroes (Remastered)” and “The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986)”.

The Master of Puppets reissue will be available physically as a Standard LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard CD (available to stream and download), a 3 CD Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include a 108-page hardcover book including never before seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews, three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons.

Click HERE to watch James Hetfield unbox the reissue.

Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.  In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Metallica will bring their WorldWired tour to Europe.

METALLICA TOUR DATES:

9/2 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
9/4 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
9/6 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam Netherlands
9/8 – Accorhotels Arena – Paris, France
9/10 – Accorhotels Arena – Paris, France
9/12 – Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
9/14 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
9/16 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
10/22 – The O2 Arena – London, England
10/24 – The O2 Arena – London, England
10/26 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, Scotland
10/28 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, England
10/30 – Genting Arena – Birmingham, England
11/1 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
11/3 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
2/1 – Meo Arena – Lisbon, Portugal
2/3 – Wizink Center – Madrid, Spain
2/5 – Wiznik Center – Madrid, Spain
2/7 – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Spain
2/10 – Pala Alpitour – Turin, Italy
2/12 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy
2/14 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy
2/16 – Sap Arena – Mannheim, Germany
3/27 – Jyske Bank Boxen – Herning, Denmark
3/29 – Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany
3/31 – Wiener Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
4/2 – O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic
4/5 – Budapest, Hungary – Sports Arena
4/7 – Schleyerhale – Stuttgart, Germany
4/9 – Schleyerhale – Stuttgart, Germany
4/11 – Palexpo – Geneva, Switzerland
4/26 – Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany
4/28 – Tauran Arena – Krakow, Poland
4/30 – Leipzig Arena – Leipzig, Germany
5/2 – Telenor Arena – Oslo, Norway
5/5 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, Sweden
5/7 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, Sweden
5/9 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
5/11 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland

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Metallica Announces ‘Now That We’re Live’ Rehearsal Special Live Streaming Event!

Metallica Announces ‘Now That We’re Live’ Rehearsal Special Live Streaming Event!

Metallica has announced “Now That We’re Live,” a live rehearsal special from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore that will stream exclusively on Facebook Live on Tuesday May 9th at 9:00 PM EST, the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the WorldWired Tour 2017.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy® Award winning band will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.

The ‘Now That We’re Live’ rehearsal special will feature Metallica performing four songs in their entirety (including their current single, “Now That We’re Dead”). The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the WorldWired tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via Metallica.com and the band’s Facebook page.

Said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, “We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you’ll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American Summer run.”

A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at Metallica.com.

Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.

Metallica’s most recent album Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 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.

See below for a list of all confirmed dates and visit www.Metallica.com for more info.

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. Metallica’s latest album Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 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.

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Metallica Announce The WorldWired 2017 North American Tour In Support of ‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’

Metallica Announce The WorldWired 2017 North American Tour In Support of ‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’

Rock legends Metallica have officially announce their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and  kicks off on May 10th 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.

Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 AM local time, with presale tickets available to all Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 17th at 10:00 AM local time. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired…To Self-Destruct album, available as a physical CD or a digital download. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.

Citi is the official credit card of the WorldWired 2017 North American Tour. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special presale opportunity for all show dates in the U.S. beginning on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:00 AM local time. For additional details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans should expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their albums within 14 business days after their purchase. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page.

Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer four options of special enhanced experiences on this tour, including premium tickets and amenities, including: early access to the venue, a visit to the ‘Memory Remains’ exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visithttp://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-tour-2017/.

Additionally, Metallica has announced the formation of their All Within My Hands Foundation, which will raise funds to support a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, along with continuing to donate to music education programs and local food banks. Through a collaboration with Crowdrise, the band encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows. For more information, visit www.crowdrise.com/metallica

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.

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 (SOLD OUT)
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
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 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira

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.

AVENGED SEVEFOLD
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 BillboardAlternative, 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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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 228: Hardwired For The Holiday Spirit

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 228: Hardwired For The Holiday Spirit

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On the latest episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the gang is back and they have their eyes set on the holidays. Jeremy, Hank and Jason offer up a look at the madness that was their Thanksgiving celebrations before turning their sights on Christmas. The boys get a touch nostalgic with a look back at some classic toys from their youth and Jason discusses his holiday playlist project (which will be released to all the good little girls and boys in early December via Apple Music). Other topics range from Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ to the next entry into ‘The Walking Dead’ game series from Telltale Games. Hank discusses his love for the new Metallica record and becomes hell bent for leather as Jason recounts his trip to see the TRINITY project featuring the voices of Queensryche, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Jeremy brings us up to speed on his latest entries in his 366 Movie Challenge, which is nearly it’s close. No worries, he is way ahead of the curve! To round out the show, the gang brings their picks of the week to the table along with some ‘Rogue One’ chat.

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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2017: Official Artist Lineup Announced!

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2017: Official Artist Lineup Announced!

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An unprecedented lineup has been announced for the 11th annual Rock On The RangeMay 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Rock legends MetallicaSoundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival. Overall, Rock On The Range 2017–fueled by Monster Energy–will feature over 50 bands performing on three stages, plus rock’s favorite comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, art installations, and unique onsite activities during the three-day weekend.

Rock On The Range 2017 presale and layaway tickets, as well as limited numbers of new Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier (hotel and camping) Packages, are on sale now at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

The Rock On The Range music lineup includes: Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn, The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed & Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Amon Amarth, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Skillet, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, Biffy Clyro, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Deafheaven, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, The Amity Affliction, Attila, Norma Jean, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, I Prevail, Turnstile, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Red Fang, Dorothy, Kyng, Radkey, As Lions, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sylar, Fire From The Gods, Badflower, Wage War, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, DED, Bleeker, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Aeges and One Less Reason.

The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. The full comedy lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

Jonathan Davis of Korn comments, “Rock On The Range is the pinnacle rock festival in America. I always feel that in the crowd and can’t wait for our headline set in May. We’re gonna come at you with everything we’ve got — expect a few surprises!”

Dexter Holland of The Offspring says, “Great lineup at Rock On The Range this year. The Offspring can’t wait to finally be part of it all.”

“After our record breaking Ten Year Anniversary it was high time to raise the bar and have the world’s best rock bands jump over it. We couldn’t be more honored to have Metallica and Soundgarden at Rock On The Range! But why stop there? To have bands such as KornVolbeatPrimusPapa RoachThe Offspring and so many more truly makes this year’s ROTR our best one yet. May 19-21 can’t come soon enough,” says Gary Spivack, ROTR co-executive producer for Danny Wimmer Presents.

In 2016, tickets for Rock On The Range sold out over two months in advance, marking the fourth consecutive advance sell-outfor Rock On The Range — so fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Each ticket price level has a limited amount of tickets available, so fans can save more by buying earlier. Ticket prices will automatically move to the next price level once an allotment sells out, beginning at the presale.

Weekend Field, new Weekend Field VIP, Weekend Stadium, and a limited number of Weekend Stadium 4-Packs are available for purchase now. The ROTR layaway option also allows purchasers to split the ticket cost into four monthly payments. A ROTR presale password to purchase the following tickets can be found on the festival’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages:

Weekend Field VIP: starting at $349.50* + fees

Weekend Field GA: starting at $199.50* + fees

Weekend Stadium GA: starting at $99.50* + fees

Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Pack: $380.00 + fees

* Phase One prices listed

*** Ticket prices automatically move to the next price level once the allotment sells out ***

Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase Premier Hotel Packages (which include festival tickets and t-shirts) or Camping Packages.

For an even more exclusive Rock On The Range opportunity, fans can purchase the new Uber Ranger Glamping Package for four people, which includes amenities such as a Luxury RV on a double campsite at the Ohio Expo North Campground (May 18, 19, 20, 21), a dedicated concierge with golf cart shuttle, 4 Weekend VIP Field Admission Tickets, a backstage tour, access to the stadium club (with catered lunch and dinner), access to the Side Stage Viewing Platform, access to the VIP Lounge, and more. Full details can be found here: http://rockontherange.com/tickets_camping.html.

The general onsale is Friday, December 2 at 10:00 AM EST. Beginning at that time, tickets will be available atwww.RockOnTheRange.com, at Ticketmaster locations and the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office.

Rock On The Range celebrated its 10th year in 2016 – and after a decade of setting the standard for American rock festivals, the crown jewel of the World’s Loudest Month showed no signs of slowing down with 120,000 “Rangers” from around the globe descending on MAPFRE Stadium. In 2016, the festival received awards of recognition from both Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City Council, as well as a resolution from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners acknowledging the over $140 million in economic impact the festival has contributed to the city over its 10-year existence.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer PresentsAEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by our rockin’ sponsors: Monster Energy, Bud Light, and Zippo. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rockontherange

Hashtag: #RockOnTheRange

Announce Video: https://youtu.be/rXz3NNWgKo4

 

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Metallica Debut Videos For Every Song On “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” Leading Up To Album Release

Metallica Debut Videos For Every Song On “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” Leading Up To Album Release

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In an unprecedented move for Metallica, the band will release music videos for each song from their forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct starting today at 12:00 PM EST on www.metallica.com and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world for every two hours.  New songs and their videos will premiere right up to when the clock turns over at midnight in New Zealand, where the first official copy of the new album will be available worldwide. The videos – shot around the globe – will give fans the opportunity to hear the long awaited Metallica album two days ahead of its official November 18th release via Blackened Recordings.

Directors for the videos include: Jonas Åkerlund, who originally worked with the band on “Turn The Page” and “Whiskey In The Jar,” album package photographers Herring and Herring, Colin Hakes (“Hardwired”), Clark Eddy (“Atlas Rise,” and countless “Making of . . .” clips), Tom Kirk (“Moth Into Flame”), Claire Marie Vogel, Jessica Cope, Rob Valley, Phil Mucci, and Metallica’s very own videographer Brett Murray. The forthcoming clips follow the previously released videos for “Hardwired”“Moth Into Flame”, and “Atlas, Rise”. See below for a complete schedule of when and where each video will be debuted, along with who directed each video.

Wednesday, November 16
12p EST – “Dream No More” (Directed by Tom Kirk) – Gshow Globo, Brazil
2p EST – “Confusion” (Directed by Claire Marie Vogel) – Rolling Stone, USA
4p EST – “ManUNkind” (Directed by Jonas Åkerlund) – Bravewords, Canada
6p EST – “Now That We’re Dead” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Pitchfork, USA
8p EST – “Here Comes Revenge” (Directed by Jessica Cope) – Triple M, Australia
10p EST – “Am I Savage” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Ro69.JP (Rockin’ On), Japan

Thursday, November 17
12a EST – “Halo On Fire” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – BiLD / Metal Hammer, Germany
2a EST – “Murder One” (Directed by Robert Valley) – Le Parisian, France
4a EST – “Spit Out The Bone” (Directed by Phil Mucci) – NME, England
6a EST – “Lords of Summer” (Directed by Brett Murray) – Aftonbladet, Sweden

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is the Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death MagneticHardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

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Metallica Announces “Blackened Friday” In Support of ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’

Metallica Announces “Blackened Friday” In Support of ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’

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Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Record Store Day ambassadors Metallica will celebrate the release of their forthcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct with fans and independent record stores around the world as part of Blackened Friday.

Starting on Thursday November 17th, 100 independent record stores will open at Midnight to sell the new album. Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase. On Friday the 18th during their normal business hours, stores around the world will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and giveaways of limited edition items. All items available while supplies last. Contact your local store for details.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is Metallica’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death MagneticHardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.comin various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Box Versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

For more information on Blackened Friday, visit BlackenedFriday.Metallica.com and follow along at #BlackenedFriday.

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