METALLICA ANNOUNCES “M72” WORLD TOUR FOR 2023 AND 2024
Today (November 28th) marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits — with each “No Repeat Weekend” featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear, full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Two-day tickets will be on sale December 2nd at Ticketmaster.com and will include the option of pre-ordering the band’s new album, 72 Seasons, on vinyl and/or CD. Single-day tickets will be available beginning January 20th. For further information including fan club presales, enhanced experiences and more, go to metallica.com/m72-info.
A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH’s efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million — providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.
Citi is the official card of the M72 tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets in the U.S. beginning November 30th at 2:00 p.m. local time until December 1st at 10:00 p.m. local time through the Citi Entertainment program.
72 Seasons will be released on April 14th through the band’s own Blackened Recordings. It is the first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited-edition variants, CD and digital.
Says Metallica, “We told you about our new album 72 Seasons. So what’s next now that we’ve escaped the studio? Hit the road, of course! You want a tour, we’ve got a tour… how about two full years’ worth of shows?!?!
Over the past few years, we have been so inspired by the dedication and family/community vibe of the fans who traveled to San Francisco for our recent weekend celebrations, first in 2019 with the two S&M2 shows, followed by last year’s 40th Anniversary shows. On top of that, we had a blast being a part of the 2021 Wimmer Festivals when we played two nights in one city, each with a totally different setlist. With all of that in mind, the M72 tour was born.
Starting in April of 2023, we’ll be visiting 22 different cities around the world and playing two nights in each city, with each ‘No Repeat Weekend’ show a completely unique experience: Two totally different set lists with two different bands opening the show each night! Purchase a two-day ticket, and you won’t see the same song twice for a total of over 30 songs spanning our 40+ years of being lucky enough to make music. Most of the shows (sorry, not all – we tried!) will be on Fridays and Sundays, so we’ll be sure to have lots of extracurricular events for you to hang with fellow Metallica fans at before the shows kick-off and on the Saturday night in between.
Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only),and brought to you by our friends at Live Nation, the M72 tour also launches a completely different look for us in stadiums — we’ll be in the round in the middle of the field. On top of that, the Snake Pit has been relocated to the center of the stage so that fans there will have a complete 360 view of the show. Each weekend offers a variety of Enhanced Experiences, ranging from access to a meet and greet, production and stage tour, food and beverage in the Black Box lounge to early entry into the venue and the aforementioned Snake Pit. The very popular Black Laminate is back, now known as the I Disappear Ticket, and is the ultimate pass for the fan who wants to run away with us for multiple weekends. Grab one of these and attend every show on your continent or in the world. For more information about Enhanced Experiences and I Disappear Tickets, visit wearesuper.co/metallica.
In keeping with the theme of two completely unique shows each weekend, we’re excited to share the stage with different bands each night, including some we have traveled with before and new friends who are joining us for the first time. Signing up for the entire adventure with us are Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills and Mammoth WVH, and some of you will see Pantera, Architects, Greta Van Fleet or Volbeat, depending on the shows you attend. All the details are in the listing of dates below and on the individual show pages.
Two-day discounted tickets will be on sale December 2nd, for all shows. Fan Club presales start early on Wednesday, November 30th, with various other presales beginning later that day and throughout the week. To request your Fan Club presale code, visit metallica.com/presale-code. If you cannot join us for the entire weekend, single-day tickets will be available starting January 20th.
We cannot wait to embark on this new adventure, play some new music, and spend our weekends in ’23 and ’24 with YOU!”
M72 world tour 2023-2024:
27 Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
29 Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
17 – Paris FR – Stade de France*
19 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France
26 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
28 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
16 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium**
18 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium
4 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
11 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
13 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
18- Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
20 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
27 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
1 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
3,- Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
3 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
5 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
12- Detroit, MI – Ford Field
24 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
26 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
7 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
9 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
14 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
16 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
5 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
7 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
12 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
14 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
2- Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
4 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
9 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
11 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
16 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
18 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
23 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
25 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
30 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
1 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
20 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
22 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol
27 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
29 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol
Show 1 Support Europe: Architects and Mammoth WVH**
Show 2 Support Europe: Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills
* Five Finger Death Punch/Ice Nine Kills play show 1 in Paris, Architects and Mammoth WVH play show 2 in Paris
** Volbeat replaces Architects on show 1 in Gothenburg
Show 1 Support North America: Pantera and Mammoth WVH***
Show 2 Support North America: Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills
***Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on show 1 both weekends in Mexico City