Metallica’s Worldwired Tour to Stop in Buffalo and Albany

New York fans have been buzzing the last couple of days after the mighty Metallica posted a video on social media that said “Monday, Worldwired Tour,” The brief video left fans hoping their city will be part of the the band’s 2018-2019 touring plans.

Rumors started circulating once venues across North America started sharing Metallica’s post hours later. Two of 34 venues that shared Metallica’s video, were located in New York state. One of those venues on the list, had Capital Region metal fans saying “Could this be for real,” when the Times Union Center in Albany shared the band’s post.

Now that Monday has arrived, everything has been made official. Metallica will make two stops in New York on their upcoming “Worldwired 2018/19” tour, including Oct. 27, at the Key Bank Center in Buffalo, and Oct. 29, at the Times Union Center in Albany. Fan club presale begins Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 2.

Look for Metallica to announce around 50 shows to round out the 2018 tour schedule. Frontman James Hetfield admitted in a 2016 interview that, “My body has told me to tell these guys that 50 shows a year is kind of what we can do, so make the best of those. And I think we all kind of agree in that. But 50 shows a year, that’s pretty good. My body can handle that. Body, mind and spirit all need to kind of revitalize themselves at home, and days off for voices — things like that — so 50 shows a year, it goes pretty quick, I’m sure.”

Since their debut in 1981, Metallica has released 10 studio albums, a cover album, four live albums and five EP’s. Their last six studio albums, all debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. They have sold over 125 million records worldwide, making them one of the most commercially successful bands of all time. Since 1991, the band became the third best-selling artist with over 58 million albums in the U.S. alone. Metallica has released over 37 singles, and won nine Grammy Awards.

“Worldwired” Tour Dates:

Oct. 2 – Kohl Center – Madison, WI
Oct. 4 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 6 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NB
Oct. 8 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
Oct. 11 – Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
Oct. 13 – Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB Canada
Oct. 15 – Sasktel Centre – Saskatoon, SK Canada
Oct. 16 – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center – Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 18 -PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 20 – Bryce Jordan Center – State College, PA
Oct. 22 – Spectrum Arena – Charlotte, NC
Oct. 27 – KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY
Oct. 29 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
Nov. 26 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 28 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
Nov. 30 – Vivnt Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
Dec. 2 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
Dec. 5 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
Dec. 7 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
Dec. 9 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA
Jan. 18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Jan. 20 – Verizon Center – Little Rock, AR
Jan. 22 – Legacy Arena at the BJCC – Birmingham, AL
Jan. 24 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Jan. 28 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Jan. 30 – U.S. Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH
Feb. 1 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 28 – Don Haskins Center -El Paso, TX
March 2 – United Supermarkets Arena – Lubbock, TX
March 4 – Intrust Bank Arena – Wichita, KS
March 6 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
March 9 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
March 11 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
March 13 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Mi