Metallica has confirmed its long-awaited return to Australia and New Zealand with the 2019 WorldWired Tour!
The Adelaide Oval show has been set for Sunday, 20 October 2019. Presented by Live Nation, the newly announced shows are Metallica’s first ever headline stadium plays in Australia and New Zealand. They continue the WorldWired Tour that has played 130+ shows across the world since its 2016 kick-off. Special guests Slipknot will provide support on all dates.
Fan Club Presales begin Tuesday, March 12 at 1pm.
American Express Card Members can also be among the first access to ticketing during the presale beginning Wednesday, March 13 at 2pm. Visit amexinvites.com.au for details.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, March 18 at 2pm (all times listed are local).
The Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket will be traveling to Australia and New Zealand as well: one ticket allowing floor access to any Metallica show on this run. 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 these Black Tickets* will be available for $598, more info here: CID Entertainment.
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 barcode from that show’s ticket stub at LiveMetallica.com/scan.
Enhanced experience options will also be returning in partnership with the team at CID Entertainment: three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” traveling museum to meeting members of the band. Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.
*Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets are non-transferable and if re-sold will be revoked. Each ticket is good for entry to Metallica specific shows and may not be used for festivals, promotional shows, benefit concerts or any other dates not included in the seven-date tour announced on March 8, 2019. Use of a Black Ticket will require an online reservation for each show you plan to attend no less than 48 hours in advance. More details about how to use your Black Ticket will be sent to purchasers via e-mail.
**Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans will receive an email from their ticketing agent with information on how to redeem their albums. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased it, will be given on the redemption page.
TICKETS ON SALE 2PM MONDAY, MARCH 18
Fanclub #1: 1pm Tuesday, March 12 until 1pm Friday, March 15
Fanclub #2: 2pm Tuesday, March 12 until 1pm Friday, March 15
AMEX Presale: 2pm Wednesday, March 13 until 2pm Friday, March 15
Live Nation pre-sale: 2pm Friday, March 15 until 12pm Monday, March 18
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and 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 literally 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.
Slipknot are at once popular and critically recognized, despite their unflinching and uncompromising pursuit of their art. Emerging at the back end of the 20th Century from the US midwestern town of Des Moines, IA the band’s 1999 eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern day classic and was honoured by Metal Hammer magazine as the ‘Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.’ The release quickly racked up double RIAA platinum certification in the US, with many of SLIPKNOT’s subsequent releases achieving platinum status around the globe. The band have been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for ‘Before I Forget’), as well as scoring 13 Platinum and 44 Gold record certifications around the world, 30 million-unit sales and more than 2.5 billion YouTube views to date. In Australia, the band have an equally commanding position with three of their five releases achieving Platinum status, two Gold and four albums debuting at the top end of the ARIA chart (Iowa #2, Volume 3 : The Subliminal Verses #2 , All Hope Is Gone #1, .5 : The Gray Chapter #1). SLIPKNOT’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous – the band’s last studio album, 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ debuted Top 5 in the official album charts of 19 countries around the world including Australia (#1) the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Russia (#1) and Germany (#2).
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