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Metallica announce N. American tour

Metallica announce N. American tour

According to the tour announcement, the band will also be hitting cities they haven’t played in many years, including Grand Forks, ND (nearly 30 years), Sioux Falls, SD, El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL (nearly 26 years) and State College, PA (20 years).

Metallica's WorldWired Tour will return to North America in September for a fall/winter arena jaunt in support of the heavy metal legends' latest LP “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”.

The 34-date trek finds Metallica heading to cities the band didn't visit during their 25-date North American stadium tour in 2017, including some markets they haven't visited in decades: Grand Forks, North Dakota will host its first Metallica gig in 30 years on Sep 8, while Metallica will also visit El Paso, Birmingham, Alabama and Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the first time in over 25 years.

The jaunt kicks off Sep 2 in Madison, Wisconsin and keeps Metallica on the road through 2019, concluding on Mar 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tickets go on sale to the public starting from Mar 2 at Live Nation and the Fan Club presale begins Feb 27.

Each ticket purchase will be accompanied by a physical or digital copy of “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”. Comedian Jim Breuer will host a "Light It Up" pre-show party at every gig.

Metallica are also offering "Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets," allowing fans floor access to every Metallica concert on the upcoming trek. "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," the band said of the tickets, of which only 250 will be available.

Metallica is currently on tour in Europe, where Lars Ulrich has been taping episodes of his “It's Electric!” Beats 1 radio show spotlighting some of the cities the band is visiting.