Metallica have announced the second leg of their ‘Worldwired’ North American tour, and — spoiler alert! — there is no Boston date.
Also, there is no Massachusetts date.
And, there is no New England date.
This isn’t terribly surprising, as the metal band are hitting mostly secondary markets in this late-2018 and early-2019 run, and Metallica did play Gillette Stadium in Foxborough just last May. So you can’t really cry about it.
What you can do, however, if you just need to see Metallica once again, is get in the car. They play an October 29 show at Albany’s Times Union Center, and two days prior play Keybank Center in Buffalo. Those two gigs are your best road-trip bet, as from there the dudes head west, and don’t come anywhere close to New England for the rest of their run.
Playing so-called “secondary markets” is the intended route here, as the band are noting that they haven’t been back to Grand Forks, North Dakota, in nearly 30 years; haven’t played Birmingham, Alabama in nearly 26 years; and haven’t visited State College, Pennsylvania in 20 years.
We probably won’t have to wait that long for a return to Metallicachusetts.
Tickets go on sale to the public starting March 2 via livenation.com. See all the dates below, and start calculating those highway miles.
— Metallica (@Metallica) February 26, 2018
Metallica Worldwired North American Tour Dates 2018-2019
September 2: Madison, WI — Kohl Center
September 4: Minneapolis, MN — Target Center
September 6: Lincoln, NE — Pinnacle Bank Arena
September 8: Grand Forks, ND — Alerus Center
September 11: Sioux Falls, SD — Denny Sanford Premier Center
September 13: Winnipeg, MB — Bell MTS Place
September 15: Saskatoon, SK — SaskTel Centre
October 16: Milwaukee, WI — Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
October 18: Pittsburgh, PA — PPG Paints Arena
October 20: State College, PA — Bryce Jordan Center
October 22: Charlotte, NC — Spectrum Center
October 27: Buffalo, NY — KeyBank Center
October 29: Albany, NY — Times Union Center
November 26: Las Vegas, NV — T-Mobile Arena
November 28: Boise, ID — Taco Bell Arena
November 30: Salt Lake City, UT — Vivint Smart Home Arena
December 2: Spokane, WA — Spokane Arena
December 5: Portland, OR — Moda Center
December 7: Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
December 9: Fresno, CA — Save Mart Center
January 18: Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
January 20: Little Rock, AR — Verizon Arena
January 22: Birmingham, AL — Legacy Arena at The BJCC
January 24: Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
January 28: Raleigh, NC — PNC Arena
January 30: Cincinnati, OH — U.S. Bank Arena
February 1: Cleveland, OH — Quicken Loans Arena
February 28: El Paso, TX — Don Haskins Center
March 2: Lubbock, TX — United Supermarkets Arena
March 4: Wichita, KS — Intrust Bank Arena
March 6: Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center*
March 9: Louisville, KY — KFC Yum! Center
March 11: Indianapolis, IN — Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13: Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
*On sale date TBA.