Metallica have confirmed that their WorldWired Tour will its return to the UK and Europe, this time for a staggering 1 May to 25 August 2019 run of outdoor gigs at stadiums, parks and even one at a castle.
The new dates are Metallica’s first in the UK and Europe since the September 2017 to May 2018 indoor run that broke attendance records in 29 venues across the continent. Kicking off on 1 May 2019 at Lisbon’s Estadio Restelo, the 25 newly announced WorldWired shows across 20 countries include a good dozen cities not visited on those 2017-2018 legs of the tour—including Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Brussels (for the first time since 1988), Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest and Gothenburg, and first ever appearances in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna Finland and Tartu Estonia. Special guests Ghost and Bokassa will provide support on all dates.
With this kind of itinerary, it’s natural that the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket will be returning: one ticket allowing floor access to any Metallica show on the 2019 UK/Europe tour. From A(msterdam) to Z(urich) and all points between, Black Ticket holders need only choose the show(s) and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of 750 of these Black Tickets will be available for 598 Euro. As with most of Metallica’s WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes a choice of standard physical or standard digital copy of the band’s 10th and current album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
And once again, all tickets will include a free MP3 download of the show(s) attended, mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The free full-show downloads can be obtained by scanning or entering the bar code from that show’s ticket stub at this page on the band’s website.
Fan Club pre-sales begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28 at 10:00 AM local time.
The 2019 Europe and UK leg of Metallica’s WorldWired tour includes the following dates:
May 1, 2019: Lisbon, Portugal, Estádio do Restelo
May 3, 2019: Madrid, Spain, Valdebebas
May 5, 2019; Barcelona, Spain, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
May 8, 2019: Milan, Italy, San Siro Hippodrome
May 10, 2019: Zürich, Switzerland, Letzigrund
May 12, 2019: Paris, France, Stade De France
June 8, 2019: Dublin, Ireland, Slane Castle
June 11, 2019: Amsterdam, NL, Johan Cruijff Arena
June 13, 2019: Köln, Germany, RheinEnergieStadion
June 16, 2019: Brussels, Belgium, Koning Boudewijnstadion
June 18, 2019: Manchester, UK, Etihad Stadium
June 20, 2019: London, UK, Twickenham Stadium
July 6, 2019: Berlin, Germany, Olympiastadion
July 9, 2019: Göteborg, Sweden, Ullevi
July 11, 2019: Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia Parken
July 13, 2019: Trondheim, Norway, Granåsen
July 16, 2019: Hämeenlinna, Finland, Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
July 18, 2019: Tartu, Estonia, Raadi Airport
July 21, 2019: Moscow, Russia, Luzhniki Stadium
Aug. 14, 2019: Bucharest, Romania, Arena Națională
Aug. 16, 2019: Vienna, Austria, Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Aug. 18, 2019: Prague, CZA, Airport Letnany
Aug. 21, 2019: Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy
Aug. 23, 2019: Munich, Germany, Olympiastadion
Aug. 25, 2018: Mannheim, Germany, Maimarktgelände