Metallica announce 2018 North American Tour, 2 shows in NC

By Sherri ‘So Very’ Crawford:

METALLICA announced a second leg of their North American Tour, with two dates in North Carolina. The band skipped stopping in the state on its last U.S. run.

The metal legends will first hit the Tar Heel State at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center on October 22. After crisscrossing the country through the rest of the fall and into winter, the band returns to North Carolina to play Raleigh’s PNC Arena on January 28 (2019). See full list of tour dates below.

Comprising 34 dates, the fall/winter HardWired Tour follows last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run. However, NC fans were left to travel out of state to attend a show, with Atlanta marking the closest tour stop.

Tickets purchased for the WorldWired shows include either a physical or digital copy of Metallica’s latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Presales start February 27, with more information on the band’s website here, and general onsales begin Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. local time.

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What’s more, for the first time the Cali-based band is offering tickets that will allow fans floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour. Black Tickets are limited, with more details available on Metallica’s website.

Metallica’s NC shows – along with the rest of the tour dates – will kick-off with a Light It Up pre-show party hosted by comedian and former SNL member Jim Breuer.

Metallica WorldWired Tour dates  
Sept. 2 – Madison, Wisconsin, at Kohl Center
Sept. 4 – Minneapolis at Target Center
Sept. 6 – Lincoln, Nebraska, at Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 8 – Grand Forks, Indiana, at Alerus Center
Sept. 11 – Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sept. 13 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, at  Bell MTS Place
Sept. 15 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at SaskTel Centre
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct. 18 – Pittsburgh at PG Paints Arena
Oct. 20 – State College, Pennsylvania, Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 22 – Charlotte, North Carolina, at Spectrum Center
Oct. 27 – Buffalo, New York, at KeyBank Center
Oct. 29 – Albany, New York, at Times Union Center
Nov. 26 – Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 28 – Boise, Idaho, at Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 30 – Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 2 – Spokane, Washington, at Spokane Arena
Dec. 5 – Portland, Oregon, at Moda Center
Dec. 7 – Sacramento, California, at Golden 1 Center
Dec. 9 – Fresno, California, at Save Mart Center
Jan. 18, 2019 – Tulsa, Oklahoma, at BOK Center
Jan. 20, 2019 – Little Rock, Arkansas, at Verizon Arena
Jan. 22, 2019 – Birmingham, Alabama, at Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan. 24, 2019 – Nashville, Tennessee, at Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28, 2019 – Raleigh, North Carolina, at  PNC Arena
Jan. 30, 2019 – Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 1, 2019 – Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28, 2019 – El Paso, Texas, at Don Haskins Center
March 2, 2019 – Lubbock, Texas, at United Supermarkets Arena
March 4, 2019 – Wichita, Kansas, at Intrust Bank Arena
March 6, 2019 – Kansas City, Missouri, at Sprint Center
March 9, 2019 – Louisville, Kentucky, at KFC Yum! Center
March 11, 2019 – Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13, 2019 – Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Van Andel Arena

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