Sunday, June 16, 2024

Metallica announces Stadium tour – hits Busch Stadium June 4

Photo credit Herring-Herring courtesy of Live Nation



–By Sean Derrick

Metal titans Metallica announced today their North American leg of their “WorldWired 2017 Tour” with a string of stadium dates this summer across the United States and Canada.

The tour leg begins May 10 in Baltimore, MD and ends up August 16 in Edmonton, AB. Along the way 25 stadiums and a festival. They will attempt to touch every corner of the country but will only hit two Midwestern stadiums: Busch Stadium in Saint Louis June 4 at 6:00 PM and Soldier Field in Chicago June 18. So, if you live anywhere in the Midwest you better try for these tickets early as they will be the closest you will get to a stadium show this summer for Metallica.

The Saint Louis show, in particular, features a couple of firsts: It will be the first time that Busch Stadium will host two concerts in the same year (with Billy Joel on September 21), as opposed to just once a year as in years past. It will also be Metallica’s first time playing at Busch Stadium. Another interesting feature is that two competing radio stations are sponsoring it: KSHE 95 and 105.7 the POINT.


For the Saint Louis date go to:


The tour is in support of their latest album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. It will be their first full North American tour since 2009 and will feature Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat for most of the tour.

The Saint Louis show will feature Volbeat  while the Chicago show will feature Avenged Sevenfold.

Tickets for the general public go on sale this Friday, February 17 at 10:00 AM at the stadium box offices and at

As a special added bonus each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired…to Self-Destruct album either as a physical CD or a digital download. For complete details on the bonus visit www.metallica .com.

There will be a special presale beginning Tuesday, February 14 for Citi Cardmembers at 11:00 AM. Additional details can be found at

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.

If you have already purchased the album you have an option to gift it to someone else, details on that will be on the redemption page.

There will also be four options of special enhanced experiences for the tour, including premium tickets and amenities, including: meet and greets, early entry into the venue and more. Visit for full package details.

Metallica is encouraging fans to make a donation to one of the local or national charities that they are supporting on this tour. 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 Crowdrise.

Metallica Tour 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 (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


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