Metallica’s WorldWired Tour in support of their new album ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ is headed to Europe.
The tour kicks off with two Amsterdam shows on 4 and 6 September, eventually reaching London’s O2 Arena on 22 and 24 October. Support comes from Norway’s Kvelertak.
Tickets go on general sale on 24 March via metallica.com.
‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, the band’s 10th album, topped the charts in over 20 countries on its release in November 2016, selling over 800 000 copies globally in its first week.
Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the album has already brought the band to London – to coincide with its release, they recorded their first ever Radio 1 Maida Vale session, held a midnight signing at HMV Oxford Street, and played an intimate show at House of Vans.
Formed in 1981 by Hetfield and Ulrich, Metallica have gone on to sell 110 million albums worldwide, including nearly 17 million copies of 1991’s ‘Metallica’ in the US alone. They’ve won nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and in 2009 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In December 2013, by performing a concert in Antarctica, they became the first act to ever play all seven continents within a year.