Metal giants Metallica will be heading to Perth as part of a huge stadium tour in October — and they’ll be bringing Slipknot as special guests.
The long-awaited shows will be the band’s first Aussie tour since 2013, and the first time the band has played a full run of stadium shows in Australia and New Zealand.
The WorldWired Tour, which comes off the back of 2016’s Hardwired… to self-destruct album, has so far notched up more than 150 shows in three years.
The band’s setlists have included a mix of old and newer material, largely ignoring the band’s more maligned 1990s-2000s releases of Load, Reload and St Anger.
The last time Metallica was in Perth was for Soundwave Festival in 2013 — the second-last year the festival was held in WA before its eventual cancellation.
Heavy metal pioneers Slipknot will provide support on all dates.
They will play Optus Stadium on October 17.
Fan club presales begin on Tuesday, March 12 from 1pm.
American Express card members will be able to access tickets via a presale on March 13.
Tickets for the public go on sale on Monday, March 18 at 2pm local time.
A range of upgraded ticket experiences will also be available at varied prices.
Every concert ticket purchased through official outlets includes a hard copy or a digital copy of the Hardwired… To self-destruct album.
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