Metallica are currently on the road on their WorldWired tour. The run has dates scheduled all through next year and it will be hitting North America, the UK, and Europe.
However, it looks like the band aren’t quite ready to end it, and the tour might go on until 2020.
Metallica kicked off the North American leg of their tour in support of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct back in September. The dates run through March of next year.
Additionally, the band will be hitting the road with Ghost and Bokassa with them on a 25-date trek across 20 countries in Europe. The summer tour kicks off May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal and it wraps up a couple of months later on Aug. 25 in Mannheim, Germany.
However, it looks like Metallica aren’t done touring their latest record. That makes sense, since Hardwired… To Self-Destruct came in at the top spot of Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Of 2017.
In a recent interview with the Mercury News, frontman Lars Ulrich revealed there’s a chance the tour will reach into 2020 because they still have some more countries to hit.
“This may just dip into the beginning of 2020,” he says. “We still have to go to Australia. We still have to go to Japan. We have a couple of other things planned after Europe.”
According to Ulrich, the band’s touring schedule is now different because they set boundaries in order to spent more time at home.
“We have a two-week rule, so that after two weeks we come home and see our families and kids and get a sense of San Francisco,” he explains. “So, for about a decade, we’ve had a really good setup in terms of how we balance all of it.”
You can catch Metallica on tour all over the world now through 2020. Check out all the dates and cities below.
North American 2018 dates
11/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
11/28 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
11/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/02 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/05 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
12/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/09 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
North American 2019 dates
01/18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
01/20 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
01/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
01/24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/28 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
01/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
02/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
02/28 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
03/02 – Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
03/04 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
03/06 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/09 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
03/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Aren
European 2019 dates
05/01 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Estádio do Restelo
05/03 – Madrid, Spain @ Valdebebas
05/05 – Barcelona, Spain @ Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
05/08 – Milan, Italy @ SNAI San Siro Hippodrome
05/10 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund
05/12 – Paris, France @ Stade de France
06/08 – Dublin, Ireland @ Slane Castle
06/11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Johan Cruijff Arena
06/13 – Köln, Germany @ RheinEnergieStadion
06/16 – Brussels, Belgium @ Koning Boudewijnstadion
06/18 – Manchester, England @ Etihad Stadium
06/20 – London, England @ Twickenham Stadium]
07/06 – Berlin, Germany @ Olympiastadion
07/09 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Ullevi
07/11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Telia Parken
07/13 – Trondheim, Norway @ Granåsen
07/16 – Hämeenlinna, Finland @ Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
07/18 – Tartu, Estonia @ Raadi Airfield
07/21 – Moscow, Russia @ Luzhniki Stadium
08/14 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arena Națională
08/16 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst-Happel-Stadion
08/18 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Airport Letnany
08/21 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
08/23 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
08/25 – Mannheim, Germany @ Palastzelt Maimarktgelände