Here's How You Can Go to Every Show on Metallica's Upcoming North American Tour
Artists are offering all sorts of ticket bundles and promotional packages these days, but the North American tour Metallica announced yesterday actually comes with a special feature fairly unique addition to the touring landscape.
For the first time, the metal legends are offering a flat-rate price that allows purchasers to attend as many shows on their 34-date itinerary as possible. It’s $598, so it’s not cheap, but for fans looking to follow Metallica around the continent Grateful Dead-style, it’s a little monetary relief for the trek ahead (Metal Injection points out you’d have to attend at least three shows to make it worth it). There are only going to be 250 of these “Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets,” and they'll go on sale with the rest of the tour later this week (Friday, March 2 to the general public after several pre-sales).
This leg of the of the WorldWired arena tour focuses on markets Metallica missed last year, so it features plenty of less-traveled locales Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and both Dakotas. For a diehard living somewhere in the Great Plains, maybe this is your lucky day. They're all floor tickets, and the only other stipulation is you'd have to notify the venue at least 48 hours in advance of every date you attend.
The $598 asking price is a reference to the re-release of Metallica’s $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited. And if it sounds expensive, think again: Going to just four of the 34 shows gets your money's worth, as floor tickets are around $145 (plus fees) for each show. The 1987 covers collection hits stores again this April, while Metallica’s main promotional focus remains its 2016 studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.
Check the upcoming dates for the Live Nation-produced tour below.
Sept. 2 - Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
Sept. 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Sept. 6 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 8 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
Sept. 11 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sept. 13 - Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
Sept. 15 - Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
Oct. 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 20 - State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 22 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Oct. 27 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
Oct. 29 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Nov. 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 28 - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 2 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Dec. 5 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Dec. 7 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec. 9 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Jan. 18 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Jan. 20 - Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Jan. 22 - Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan. 24 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Jan. 30 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
March 2 - Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
March 4 - Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 6 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 9 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena