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METALLICA TO BRING THE WORLDWIRED 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TO GILLETTE STADIUM ON MAY 19

TOUR IS IN SUPPORT OF HARDWIRED...TO SELF-DESTRUCT

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Metallica today announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.

The WorldWired 2017 tour, which is produced by Live Nation, will stop at Gillette Stadium on Friday, May 19. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009 and their first performance at Gillette Stadium since July 2003. Volbeat will be the main support act for the May 19 show in Foxborough.

Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m., with presale tickets available to all Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 17th at 10 a.m. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired...To Self-Destruct album, available as a physical CD or a digital download. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.

Citi is the official credit card of the WorldWired 2017 North American Tour. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special presale opportunity for all show dates in the U.S. beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 11 a.m. For additional details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. 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.

Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer four options of special enhanced experiences on this tour, including premium tickets and amenities, including: early access to the venue, a visit to the 'Memory Remains' exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visit http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-tour-2017/.

Additionally, Metallica has announced the formation of their All Within My Hands Foundation, which will raise funds to support a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, along with continuing to donate to music education programs and local food banks. Through a collaboration with Crowdrise, the band encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows. For more information, visit www.crowdrise.com/metallica

Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on Nov. 18 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling more than 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.