METALLICA Plans Out ‘WorldWired’ North American Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD And VOLBEAT :
The heavy metal band Metallica announced their ‘WorldWired‘ 2017 North American tour in support of their new album ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct‘. The 2017 ‘WorldWired’ tour begins on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across 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 run. See below for a list of all confirmed tour dates.
Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 a.m. local time, with presale tickets available to all Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album, available as a physical CD or a digital download.
Citi is the official credit card of the “WorldWired” 2017 North American tour. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special presale opportunity for all show dates in the U.S. beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. local time. 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. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page.
Look below for the latest list of Official Metallica tour dates, links to look for tickets, and watch some cool videos.
METALLICA TOUR DATES & CONCERT TICKETS
2017 METALLICA CONCERT SCHEDULE & SHOW DATES
- 5/10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD *^
- 5/12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA *^
- 5/14 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ *^
- 5/17 at New Coliseum in Uniondale, NY ^
- 5/19 at Gillette Stadium in Boston, MA ^
- 5/21 at Rock On The Range Festival in Columbus, OH
- 6/4 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO ^
- 6/7 at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO *^
- 6/11 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX *^
- 6/14 at Alamodome in San Antonio, TX *
- 6/16 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX *
- 6/18 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL *
- 7/5 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL *^
- 7/7 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL *^
- 7/9 at Suntrust Park in Atlanta, GA *^
- 7/12 at Comercia Park in Detroit, MI *^
- 7/14 at Festival D’Ete in Quebec City, QC
- 7/16 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON *^
- 7/19 at Parc Jean at Drapeau in Montreal, QB *^
- 7/29 at Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, CA *+
- 8/4 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ *+
- 8/6 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA *+
- 8/9 at Centurylink Field in Seattle, WA *+
- 8/14 at BC Place in Vancouver, BC *+
- 8/16 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB *+
* With AVENGED SEVENFOLD
^ With VOLBEAT
+ With GOJIRA
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MUSIC VIDEO – Metallica – Nothing Else Matters [Official Music Video]
Singer and rhythm guitarist “James Hetfield” wrote this song while he was on the phone with his girlfriend at this time. Since he held the phone with one hand, he plucked the four open strings of a standard E-minor chord with the other, which eventually made up the first two bars of the song. The lyrics were also dedicated to his girlfriend, which talk about being “so close, no matter how far”, indicating the bond they shared even when Hetfield was on tour. Initially, the song was not meant to go on the album, and Hetfield had written it for himself, but only after drummer Lars Ulrich heard it was it considered for the record.
This is one of the few Metallica songs where James Hetfield played the guitar solo rather than Kirk Hammett.
Hetfield explained this song to Mojo magazine December 2008. Said the Metcallica singer: “It’s about being on the road, missing someone at home, but it was written in such a way, it connected with so many people, that it wasn’t just about two people, it was about a connection with your higher power, lots of different things.”
Hetfield added: “I remember going to the Hell’s Angels Clubhouse in New York, and they showed me a film that they’d put together of one of the fallen brothers, and they were playing Nothing Else Matters. Wow. This means a lot more than me missing my chick, right? This is brotherhood. The army could use this song. It’s pretty powerful.”
Hetfield told Mojo that after penning this love ballad, he was initially concerned about playing it to the rest of the band. He explained: “At first I didn’t even want to play it for the guys. I thought that Metallica could only be the four of us. These are songs about destroying things, head banging, bleeding for the crowd, whatever it is, as long as it wasn’t about chicks and fast cars, even though that’s what we liked. The song was about a girlfriend at the time. It turned out to be a pretty big song.”
Written by Craig Scott