METALLICA Continues ‘WorldWired’ North American Tour in 2018 and into 2019 :
The heavy metal band Metallica announced their ‘WorldWired‘ 2018 – 2019 North American tour in support of their latest album ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct‘. The 2018 – 2019 ‘WorldWired’ tour begins in North America on September 2 in Madison, Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the later part of the year, marking the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning band’s first proper North American tour since last year. Hopefully Metallica is planning on bringing some really good support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed tour dates.
Presale tickets will be available to their Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m. local time, with presale tickets available to all Met Club members beginning on the same day. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning March 2nd through Live Nation and their box offices. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album, available as a physical CD or a digital download.
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
2018 METALLICA CONCERT SCHEDULE & SHOW DATES
- 9/2 at Kohl Center in Madison, WI
- 9/4 at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
- 9/6 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
- 9/8 at Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND
- 9/11 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD
- 9/13 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
- 9/15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK
- 10/16 at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center in Milwaukee, WI
- 10/18 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
- 10/20 at Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA
- 10/22 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
- 10/27 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
- 10/29 at Times Union Center in Albany, NY
- 11/26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- 11/28 at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID
- 11/30 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
- 12/2 at Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA
- 12/5 at Moda Center in Portland, OR
- 12/7 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
- 12/9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
- 1/18 at BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
- 1/20 at Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR
- 1/22 at Legacy Arena at The BJCC in Birmingham, AL
- 1/24 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
- 1/28 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
- 1/30 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH
- 2/1 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
- 2/28 at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
- 3/2 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
- 3/4 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, KS
- 3/6 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
- 3/9 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
- 3/11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
- 3/13 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI
Check back often to see if more Metallica concerts are added.
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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