The story of how Metallica came to be is what metal musical fairytales are made of. Back in early 1981, Lars Ulrich, the now drummer of heavy metal rock band Metallica, placed an advertisement in a local newspaper searching for bandmates who wanted to jam to metal music together and possibly record some songs. With inspiration from already existing metal bands including Diamond Head and Iron Maiden, Ulrich teamed up with guitarists James Hatfield and Hugh Tanner… and so Metallica was born. Only five months after the initial advertisement in the newspaper, the band recorded some songs in the studio, and just two years later they set out to release their first album, Kill ‘Em All.
Many bands cannot say they have been together for thirty five years, but that is one feat that Metallica have long surpassed as a band. Metallica have recorded a whopping 10 studio albums to date and have, perhaps most importantly, helped shape the present and the future of metal music. For over thirty years, the band have played a crucial role in shaping and defining a path for metal music. With some of the greatest drum and guitar combinations in the history of music, Metallica rose to fame, not only in America, but around the world…and it all happened very quickly for them.
With the release of their 10th studio album in mid November 2016 titled Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, Metallica are hitting the road again in the coming months to tour South America, North America, and Denmark. During this tour, they will bring their latest songs from their new album, but don’t worry, the band never forget to play some of their greatest hits like the epic Master of Puppets.
Playing at Lollapalooza festivals in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, the band will then head to North America and tour plenty of states and provinces in both America and Canada before finishing up their last show in early September in Copenhagen, Denmark. Why Denmark you ask? Because that’s where Lars Ulrich is originally from and it’s important to jam out with your people.
Perhaps one of the most exciting shows will take place on August 7th at AT&T Park in San Francisco. This show will feature not only Metallica but also the San Francisco Giants. We don’t even know what’s going to take place, but we sure don’t want to miss out.
Here are the dates to the 2017 Metallica WorldWired Tour:
May 10 – M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
May 12 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
May 14 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
May 17 – The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB, Uniondale, NY
May 19 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
May 21 – Rock on the Range @ Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
Jun 04 – Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Jun 07 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Jun 11 – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Jun 14 – Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Jun 16 – AT&T Stadium, Dallas, TX
Jun 18 – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
July 05 – Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
July 07 – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
July 09 – Suntrust Park, Atlanta, GA
July 12 – Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
July 14 – Festival D’ete De Quebec, Quebec City, QC
July 16 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
July 19 – Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC
July 29 – Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 04 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 06 – Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Aug 07 – AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
Aug 09 – CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Aug 14 – BC Place, Vancouver, BC
Aug 16 – Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, AB
With plenty of shows taking place across the continent, there are tons of tickets up for grabs. And just if you need a little more convincing, here is one of Metallica’s most legendary songs ever to get you in the mood: