Metallica Tickets

Aug 02

Fri · 5:59 pm

Metallica - 2 Day Pass (8/2 - 8/4)

Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA

Aug 02

Fri · 6:00 pm

Metallica - Friday Pass

Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA

Aug 04

Sun · 6:00 pm

Metallica - Sunday Pass

Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA

Aug 09

Fri · 5:59 pm

Metallica - 2 Day Pass

Soldier FieldChicago, IL

Aug 09

Fri · 6:00 pm

Metallica

Soldier FieldChicago, IL

Aug 11

Sun · 6:00 pm

Metallica

Soldier FieldChicago, IL

Aug 16

Fri · 6:59 pm

Metallica - 2 Day Pass (8/16 - 8/18)

U.S. Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN

Aug 16

Fri · 7:00 pm

Metallica

U.S. Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN

Aug 18

Sun · 7:00 pm

Metallica

U.S. Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN

Aug 23

Fri · 5:59 pm

Metallica - 2 Day Pass (8/23 - 8/25)

Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton, AB

Aug 23

Fri · 6:00 pm

Metallica

Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton, AB

Aug 25

Sun · 6:00 pm

Metallica - Sunday

Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton, AB

Aug 30

Fri · 5:59 pm

Metallica - 2 Day Pass (8/30-9/1)

Lumen FieldSeattle, WA

Aug 30

Fri · 6:00 pm

Metallica (Friday Only)

Lumen FieldSeattle, WA

Sep 01

Sun · 6:00 pm

Metallica (Sunday Only)

Lumen FieldSeattle, WA

Sep 20

Fri · 6:30 pm

Metallica

Foro SolCiudad de México, CDMX

Sep 22

Sun · 6:30 pm

Metallica

Foro SolCiudad de México, CDMX

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About Metallica

Metallica's origins can be traced back to 1981 in Los Angeles, where Danish drummer Lars Ulrich placed an ad seeking musicians for a heavy metal band. James Hetfield, a vocalist and guitarist, answered the call, and Metallica was born. Their early sound was heavily influenced by bands like Black Sabbath and Venom, characterized by fast tempos, aggressive riffs, and Hetfield's distinct vocals.

Metallica's relentless touring and dedication to their craft paid off in the late 80s and early 90s. Albums like "Master of Puppets" and "...And Justice for All" topped charts, garnered critical acclaim, and are now considered cornerstones of the thrash metal genre. Grammy awards, sold-out stadiums, and MTV airplay solidified their place as one of the biggest thrash metal bands in the world.

10 Songs Often Found on Metallica’s Setlist

Metallica has forged an unbreakable legacy with their powerful music and energetic live performances. Over their 40-year career, they have amassed an arsenal of hits that have become synonymous with the band, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. But with a vast repertoire of songs, which ones have consistently resonated with fans and become staples of their live shows?

  1. Enter Sandman

  2. Fade to Black

  3. Creeping Death

  4. Seek & Destroy

  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

  6. Master of Puppets

  7. One

  8. For Whom the Bell Tolls

  9. Sad but True

  10. Nothing Else Matters

Live Moments That Made Headlines

Metallica is known for their electrifying live shows, a reputation built on years of relentless touring. From the early club days to headlining major festivals, their concerts are marathons of energy, featuring extended instrumental sections, crowd interaction, and a relentless pursuit of pushing their musical boundaries. These are some of their most memorable performances: 

  • The Stone (March 1983):, It was here that Cliff Burton, recruited by Ulrich/Hetfield after witnessing his bass fury at Whisky a Go-Go, made his Metallica debut. Still labeled "Power Metal," Metallica embraced Burton's technical wizardry, taking thrash to electrifying new heights. This show demonstrated why Burton was hired. 

  • Day on the Green (August 1985): During their Day on the Green performance in Oakland, CA, Metallica unleashed a rowdy rendition of "For Whom the Bell Tolls." The song's intro with Cliff Burton's bass solo is forever etched in metal history. Though tragically gone in 1986, Burton's mastery of this stage solidified his status as one of the greatest bassists ever.

  • Whisky a Go-Go (December 1995): Honoring Motörhead's Lemmy for his 50th, Metallica donned "The Lemmys" moniker and ripped through "Overkill" at Whisky a Go-Go, West Hollywood. Channeling Lemmy's spirit in attire and attitude, this one-off tribute was a testament to their respect and friendship.

  • Wembley Stadium Shakedown (July 2007): Metallica unleashed sonic fury at Wembley Stadium, proving their age is nothing but a number. After a day of "polite" at Live Earth, they cranked the volume to eleven. Classics like "Creeping Death" and "Enter Sandman" were delivered with primal power, silencing critics and shaking the stadium to its core.

  • Thrash Titans Unite (June 2010): In a monumental feat in metal history, the Big Four, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax united for a single show in Warsaw (June 16) and Sofia (June 22). The climax? An earth-shattering collaborative rendition of Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?" featuring most members, except Slayer's Dave Lombardo.

  • Antarctica (December 2013): Claiming the title of the first band ever to play all seven continents, Metallica rocked Antarctica on December 8, 2013, in a show called Freeze 'Em All. Performing under an insulated dome, this concert was undoubtedly one of the most unique and bizarre setups ever witnessed.

  • Lou Reed’s Bridge School Benefit (October 2016): Rock legend Neil Young surprised fans at his Bridge School Benefit finale by inviting Metallica to join him for an acoustic rendition of "Mr. Soul". The Bay Area metal heroes, Young's adopted homeboys, were honored to share the stage and rip through the Buffalo Springfield classic with him. An unexpected collaboration that left everyone in awe.

Metallica Collaborations

Metallica has been involved in numerous studio collaborations throughout their career, showcasing a willingness to experiment with different genres and styles. These collaborations have not only expanded their musical horizons but have also solidified their reputation as one of the most influential bands in music history.

  • RIP Magazine (1990): For their 4th anniversary bash, metal mag RIP pulled off the unthinkable, uniting Guns N' Roses, Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, and Metallica (sans Jason) into a one-off supergroup. The GAK, for their 4th-anniversary bash. Chaos ensued as they shredded through band classics and a Nazareth cover. More a boozy jam than a serious band, The GAK faded into oblivion after one glorious, messy night.

  • Marianne Faithfull (1997): Metallica ignited the 1997 album Reload with their own track "The Memory Remains," featuring Marianne Faithfull's captivating vocals. This collaboration showcased the power of contrasting styles. Metallica's heavy metal backdrop amplified the vulnerability in Faithfull's voice, creating a hauntingly beautiful fusion that became a fan favorite. 

  • San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (1999): In a move inspired by Cliff Burton's classical passion, Metallica teamed up with Michael Kamen and the San Francisco Symphony. The resulting live album, S&M, featured orchestral renditions of songs spanning from Ride the Lightning through the 90s. A decade ago, the idea would have been crazy, but fans who stuck with Metallica were ready for anything.

  • Michael Kamen (2001): Metallica's collaborative brilliance with composer Michael Kamen infused "The Pledge" score with urgency and intensity. Kamen's orchestral mastery intertwined with Metallica's signature heavy metal, driving the film's narrative with emotional weight. Their combined prowess wasn't just "distinct," it was a potent synergy that elevated the movie's experience.

  • Lou Reed & Metallica (2011): In a clash of titans, legendary singer-songwriter Lou Reed and metal giants Metallica united for the avant-garde metal album Lulu. Inspired by German expressionist plays, Reed's spoken word and Metallica's heavy riffs collided, creating a challenging yet captivating soundscape. Though critically divisive, Lulu's ambition and experimentation left an undeniable mark.

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Who are Metallica’s stage influences?

Metallica has developed their own stage presence, but they have expressed admiration for bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. They have likely influenced Metallica's approach.

Are there any age restrictions for Metallica concerts?

Most Metallica shows are open to all ages, but check individual locales for specific details, as restrictions vary by venue. However, it should be noted that the band uses explicit language and adult themes.

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Does Metallica tour?

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Are food and beverages permitted inside the venue for a Metallica concert?

Metallica concert policies vary. Some venues allow outside food and drinks, but others prohibit it. Be sure to check the official venue website or artist event listings for specific restrictions.

How long do Metallica concerts last?

Each show varies, but Metallica's sets typically last around 2 to 2.5 hours, including the encore. It typically consists of approximately 18-20 songs, and the encore usually features an additional 2-3 songs.

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