Metallica announces first Orlando tour date in 14 years
Metallica announced on Monday their WorldWired 2017 North American Tour in support of their new album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.” The WorldWired 2017 North American Tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, MD. The tour will crisscross its way throughout North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award-winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour. After 14 years, Metallica return to Orlando to play Camping World Stadium on July 5. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m.
Pre-sale tickets are available for Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 9 a.m. EST, with pre-sale tickets available to all Met Club (Metallica Fan Club) members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11 a.m. EST. Each ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.” Fans may expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their album(s) within 14 business days after their purchase.
Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket information.
Citi is the official credit card of the WorldWired 2017 North American Tour. Citi card members can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for all show dates in the U.S. beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11 a.m. EST. For additional details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer four options of special-enhanced experiences on this tour, including: premium tickets and amenities, early access to the venue, a visit to the 'Memory Remains' exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visit http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-tour-2017/.
Additionally, 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 donations to music education programs and local food banks. Through a collaboration with Crowdrise, the band encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows. For more information, visit www.crowdrise.com/metallica.
“Hardwired...To Self-Destruct” was released on November 18 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at number one around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.
Praise for “Hardwired...To Self-Destruct”
"Metallica has embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control.” The New York Times
"Metallica's 'Hardwired' shreds back to vintage eighties terror.” Rolling Stone
"Metallica balances legacy, longevity and longitude with ‘Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.’" Decibel
"This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they've done since ‘The Black’ album.” Kerrang!
"Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years;" NME: "Metallica remain both vital and innovative." The Guardian
"Metallica has once again delivered an album that echoes and underscores the mood of millions, and much more.” San Jose Mercury News
Metallica, formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist, James Hetfield, has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide, while playing to millions of fans on all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991's “Metallica” (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Avenged Sevenfold are touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album “The Stage,” which they released three months ago following a live-streamed performance from the rooftop of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, CA. Led by its title-track and a companion video that’s amassed over 13.5 million+ YouTube views, “The Stage” hit number one on Billboard’s Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative Albums charts and number 14 on the Top 200.
Rolling Stone praised the album as “the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet’s career.” Guitar World, who spotlighted the band’s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance with a cover story, lauded the album for being “the most surprising and ambitious album of their career.” The Guardian, Kerrang! and NME each gave it four stars, with the latter calling the album, “their best yet,” adding that “they’ve truly arrived.” Q called it the band’s “boldest album yet” and Classic Rock called it, “a metal masterpiece.” “The Stage” is the band’s seventh studio album and first for Capitol Records.
TICKETS: $55.50, $71.50, $135.50 & $155.50. Buy tickets at CampingWorldStadium.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center (primary box office for Amway Center and Camping World Stadium events), Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.