Robert Trujillo (L) and James Hetfield of Metallica perform at the Rose Bowl on July 29, 2017 in Pasadena, California, during the band's 8th leg of its WorldWired Tour. The 12th leg was announced Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Metallica‬ announces 2018 North American arena tour

Heavy metal band Metallica is embarking on a 34-date North American tour this fall and winter. The band announced the WorldWired Tour Monday.

Rolling Stone reported that the arena tour, which starts Sept. 2 in Madison, Wisconsin, and ends in March 2019, includes visits to some states the band hasn’t been to in decades.

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In 2017, Metallica went on a 25-date North American stadium tour, which was the eighth leg of the tour in support of the band’s album, “Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.” The album, which is the band’s 10th, was released Nov. 18, 2016.

Metallica last toured El Paso, Texas, Birmingham, Alabama and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 25 years ago, according to Rolling Stone.

Fan club pre-sale starts Feb. 27. General public tickets go on sale March 2 at Live Nation. 

The Metallica WorldWired Tour dates are below. More information can be found at
Sept. 2 - Madison, Wisconsin, at Kohl Center
Sept. 4 - Minneapolis at Target Center
Sept. 6 - Lincoln, Nebraska, at Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 8 - Grand Forks, Indiana, at Alerus Center
Sept. 11 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sept. 13 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, at  Bell MTS Place
Sept. 15 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at SaskTel Centre
Oct. 16 - Milwaukee at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh at PG Paints Arena
Oct. 20 - State College, Pennsylvania, Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 22 - Charlotte, North Carolina, at Spectrum Center
Oct. 27 - Buffalo, New York, at KeyBank Center
Oct. 29 - Albany, New York, at Times Union Center
Nov. 26 - Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 28 - Boise, Idaho, at Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 30 - Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 2 - Spokane, Washington, at Spokane Arena
Dec. 5 - Portland, Oregon, at Moda Center
Dec. 7 - Sacramento, California, at Golden 1 Center
Dec. 9 - Fresno, California, at Save Mart Center
Jan. 18, 2019 - Tulsa, Oklahoma, at BOK Center
Jan. 20, 2019 - Little Rock, Arkansas, at Verizon Arena
Jan. 22, 2019 - Birmingham, Alabama, at Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan. 24, 2019 - Nashville, Tennessee, at Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28, 2019 - Raleigh, North Carolina, at  PNC Arena
Jan. 30, 2019 - Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 1, 2019 - Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28, 2019 - El Paso, Texas, at Don Haskins Center
March 2, 2019 - Lubbock, Texas, at United Supermarkets Arena
March 4, 2019 - Wichita, Kansas, at Intrust Bank Arena
March 6, 2019 - Kansas City, Missouri, at Sprint Center
March 9, 2019 - Louisville, Kentucky, at KFC Yum! Center
March 11, 2019 - Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13, 2019 - Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Van Andel Arena

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