Metallica announce U.S. tour dates

The metal icons are back on the road

Metallica have announced a series of U.S. tour dates throughout 2018 and 2019, as part of their WorldWired tour.

The 34-date run sees the metal icons visiting some places for the first time in decades, with Grand Forks, North Dakota hosting its first Metallica show in 30 years.

Tickets go on sale from March 2nd at Live Nation, with the Fan Club presale beginning February 27th.

Metallica’s 2018-2019 U.S. tour dates are as follows:

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

Meanwhile, Metallica’s James Hetfield recently announced that he’ll be making his feature film debut with an appearance in a suitably sinister movie.

The Metallica frontman will play the role of “no-nonsense” Utah highway patrol Officer Bob Hayward in Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Hayward was the first officer to arrest the serial killer – who will be played in the movie by Zac Efron – in 1975 after he pulled Bundy over on a highway.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is being directed by Joe Berlinger, who also co-produced and directed the Metallica documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

“Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of Metallica, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up,” Berlinger said in a statement.

“It seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be in the movie, I was thrilled.”